Confederate Memorial Park Loop

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Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marbury, Alabama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 88 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

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History and Nature Education in One Hike What an educational and relaxing hike. This hike starts across the road from the parking area. The trail is very well marked and there are numerous placards along the way. These placards give information on history of the area as well as nature education of the flora and fauna of the area. There are also quizzes along the way to keep you thinking. Trees have markers displaying the name and species of the tree. The Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Confederate veterans home. The facility was in operation from 1902-1939 for the care of elderly veterans, wives of veterans and even the widows of veterans. The park has two original cemeteries where more than three hundred residents of the veterans home are buried. A rustic Museum building houses artifacts from the "Old Soldiers Home", as well as an extensive collection of uniforms, weapons, equipment and other items associated with the Civil War.

Very nice. A bit off the beaten path from I-65, but a nice break from a long drive. Path was very clear, though hard to tell which route was the “right one” without looking at the app. Still no chance of getting “lost”. Beautiful property... and of course very informative as others have mentioned.

hiking
7 months ago

My husband, puppy, and I LOVE this park! It’s so close to our home and a very nice walk. We go almost every day! It never seems like there are many people there, which is great if you want to get away in nature for a while. The trails are well maintained and an easy walk. The restrooms are always clean too which is very nice. It’s a beautiful hike no matter if it’s summer or winter! Going frequently like we do, it’s fun to watch the trail change with the seasons. We’ve started beginning our walks at the opposite side we usually walk and in some ways it’s like walking a whole new park! No matter how many times we go, it never gets old. We come away feeling refreshed and relaxed!

hiking
9 months ago

nice trail.

running
Mon May 13 2019

They mark this trail as "easy" but they don't mention the perimeter trail that is certainly a challenge of hills that I do 3 days a week. Also add in CR 63 that goes down to CR 23 and the road that goes down to the cemetery. NOT EASY for sure. Great shade and some muddy spots.

hiking
Wed Mar 13 2019

a moment of reflection can be found in these hills

hiking
Sun Mar 03 2019

Nice short hike nature trail great for a dog walk too

Tue Oct 09 2018

As a fan of military history, this trail was awesome. Nice, casual walk, interspersed with historical monuments and plaques

Sun May 27 2018

Actually a really nice and interesting walk. I was hesitant, but so glad we went. Really nice bathrooms was a big plus!

Tue Apr 17 2018

Short, quiet and beautiful. The dog liked it too! Fresh water pumps throughout

hiking
Fri Oct 27 2017

Pretty decent trail. Short but history laden. Museum is a must if you enjoy confederate history.

walking
Sun Feb 05 2017

Short walk, most of the site were where things used to be. But fun to read the plaques describing the history of the land

cross country skiing
Mon Dec 07 2015

Enjoyed hiking out here. It was nice to be able to stop and learn some history.

walking
Tue Jun 26 2012

Enjoyed the history, stop by the museum

hiking
Sat Aug 27 2011

Enjoyed the trail. Now I am headed for the museum.

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9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

recorded CMP

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Fri Jul 20 2018

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hiking
Sat Jun 23 2012