Beaver Pond Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Payne, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




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This trail has several bridges, an observations dock, and rest benches.

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4 months ago

This one was really overgrown and not maintained. You couldn't see the Beaver Pond. I felt unsafe out there with my son. The other trails at Little River are awesome, but this one is terrible.

7 months ago

My friend and I said out loud “well I wouldn’t hike this alone.”

7 months ago

Super easy walk through the woods, got to the observation deck for beaver pond it’s either overgrown with vegetation or only a pond when it severely rains, a little disappointing not to see any water but still a lovely stroll.

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washed out
7 months ago

Not really much to see, but hiking is hiking

10 months ago

A flat very easy trail and pretty. But the beaver pond is totally hidden by vegetation. We couldn’t even see water. Maybe the view is better in the fall or winter.

Tue Mar 26 2019

Great kid friendly trail, didn’t see any beavers, the dam is there but maybe abandoned. Great short kid friendly hike.

Sun Dec 23 2018

Super easy trail! Unfortunately lots of downed trees. A great stop to stretch ones legs if you have been driving all day.

Tue Dec 11 2018

Easy. Flat. Great for family!

Fri Sep 21 2018

Poorly maintained. Overgrown in spots and poorly marked. The beavers have left so no pond. Take a hint from the beavers and try another trail.

Mon Sep 17 2018

I would not recommend this trail at all. It is very poorly maintained. Very overgrown and hard to get through the weeds. The "pond" was just a mud hole. Don't waste your time there are so many beautiful trails close by that this one isn't worth the effort.

Mon Sep 03 2018

has 4 bridges that are aging, grown up, need stick or something to beat thru the trail, made it to the look out at the pond it was grown up..not well maintained at all. does have a few benches if you can get thru to them.

Sun Sep 02 2018

very grown up with brush. trail markers are faded badly. had to beat brush back a some places in the tail. pond was all grown up with trees and brush. only about a five foot view of the pond. not a maintained trail

Tue Aug 28 2018

About a half a mile in either direction the grass becomes to high and is over growing the trail. Once I come to a point like this on any trail, I will turn around do to safety. If I can’t see 2 feet in front of me then I will never known what dangerous lay ahead. I wish it would have been clearer so I could have completed it.

Fri Jun 15 2018

Not the best trail. Especially not good for kids. High grasses. Lots of bugs. The pond was pretty much a swamp. One bright spot, there are wild blueberries on the trail. Lots of them. All at the first .2 miles, so maybe worth it to hike in and out just to see those.

Mon Oct 30 2017

The scenery was lacking. The trail itself needed some upkeep. There was a little bridge that went over a stream which was nice.

Fri Mar 31 2017

Easy trail and it's not a bad walk in the woods, but the 'overlook' and beaver 'pond' are underwhelming.

Sun Mar 19 2017

Good trail, very lightly trafficked. Nobody else on the whole trail when I was there.

Wed Jun 29 2016

no water.

Wed Apr 20 2016

Flat trail, not really for views. Across the street is Lynn's Overlook, with a spectacular view of Little River Falls. Great trail for walking dogs.

Wed Mar 16 2016

Great walking trail if you want something relatively flat. Good quick walk through the woods. The trail is clean and the bridges and benches make it nicer.

Mon Nov 09 2015

went on Saturday 11/7 . Nice easy trail. High water levels due to recent rain.

Thu Oct 22 2015

Great trail if you don't want to get too far out. It has two routes, one with a round trip of 1.5 miles and the other around .75 of a mile. It has several benches to rest, three wooden bridges and a wooden overlook near the pond. Pond was extremely low, we went in October. It's really easy, no hills. I enjoyed the area even though there's not a lot there to see, the woods were really pretty. If you drive about a mile past the trail head, if it's to your right, you will see Mushroom Rock. This is a great area located in Little River Canyon National Preserve. Lots of trails to hike at all skill levels. Make sure to check out the Little River welcome center on your right, just past the falls, if falls are to your left. It's a beautiful building and they have all kinds of maps and even a short video documentary about the falls! I will definitely hike this trail again!!

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