Duck River Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Baileyton, Alabama that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 482 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

muddy

hiking
bugs
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for mountain biking . Warning, we went today and there is a really bad smell from what we think is a nearby chicken farm. It smelt so bad we left because we couldn’t take it. Too bad!

running
muddy
2 months ago

Super runnable. Really enjoyed it. Wish the whole thing was open. Will definitely go back.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
bridge out
muddy
off trail
washed out
2 months ago

Great trail very Convenient to my house. I am definitely going to start hiking here daily.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is relatively new so therefore has little human trash which is a plus. It’s basically a non-eventful walk through the woods.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail. Basically a walk through the woods. It is very convenient - only 3 miles from my house. It was a very dry/dusty walk. The trail is approximately 20 miles long. I intended to take a longer hike but with the extreme heat, my dog was in low gear and ready to go home.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Excellent moderate trail. The full 20 mile loop is open. Even though several areas could use improvement this trail is excellent considering it hasn’t been open very long. Will certainly return.

hiking
9 months ago

Walked this trail yesterday. If you wish to just do some mileage walking this is for you. The highest elevation change was about 30’ because you walk near the lake’s shoreline. If you are looking for views or something to look at while walking there are none. You have the lake on one side and the woods on the other. Contrary to posted photos you do not walk near the dam (actually in opposite direction) nor the pedestrian bridge across the lake. The lake is a dammed river so it is only 200-300 yards wide. This trail is a part of an over 19 mile trail that circles the lake. The trail ends at nothing mentionable, just a curve on the trail. Why this spot is unknown. Walking and dirt bikes are allowed. No camping, motorized vehicles or horses. I would rate it an easy moderate and I see no reason to return.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy 10 miler

mountain biking
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

I mountain bike a lot. Love it. Have ridden in Utah, and on the Tsali trail. This trail has many places that will tear your bike up if you try to ride through them. The lower trail around the dam is impossible or maybe suicidal to ride. That being said, the trail has many nice views, and if you don't mind walking your bike a bit it's doable. Kudos to anyone who says they rode the entire trail without walking. I'd love to see your GoPro. Great trail to walk, so I upped it a star.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Rated as Moderate, but we would rate it as an Easy trail. Clear, easy to follow, not crowded at all. Pretty views here and there, of the lake, but nothing breathtaking by any stretch. A great place to get some good outdoor exercise. Watch for snakes. We came across TWO that slithered across the trail ahead of us. We have covered way more of the trail than what is highlighted here. Wish the rest would show on the app.

hiking
Mon May 13 2019

05-13-2019 A quiet walk in the woods. The 6 miles I completed were very easy, even a bit boring. Well laid trail; no chance of getting lost. Not very scenic

camping
Thu May 09 2019

This is a great place to spend a weekend. It has awesome biking and hiking trails and great views. The boat ramp is easy to use and the fishing is good. I have a campground across the Rd if anyone would like to camp next to duck river. You can walk or bike to the trails. Set up your campsite in a field near the road (for easy unloading of gear) or go part way back into the woods for a little more privacy. If you REALLY want to be alone you can Hike 10 to 15 minutes down towards the creek and set up in a much more remote location where the local deer may be the only ones to visit you in the morning. There are even some cows that come over to visit during the day . Duck river is just minutes away and has some great fishing and boating. There are hiking and mountain biking trails around the river. The side roads have nice views of the local farms and would also be a great place to bike. The town is about 10 minutes away and the city is 20 minutes away. We are considering having survival courses on Sundays if there is enough interest. There is room for a couple of small tear-drop trailers and vans too. I can fit one or two RVs in also. Please no loud radios . Generators with permission. Come enjoy the FEST RAUM (get together room) with a TV ,internet, and cable and a nice deck . There is a full bathroom with hot shower too ! https://www.hipcamp.com/alabama/tomahawk-primitive-campground/tomahawk-primitive-campground

Mon Feb 18 2019

great hiking trail, loved it

Thu Jan 31 2019

It’s BAILEYTON Alabama not BAILEYTOWN

mountain biking
Sun Jan 06 2019

Great for mountain bikers! safe and quiet. Not crowded at all. you have a view of lake almost entire ride. Love this place. I keep going back. map says 9 miles but it goes all the way around lake which ends up being around 14 miles total. there are several creek crossings so be ready to get a little muddy.

hiking
Sat Dec 29 2018

Nice, easy trail. Not much up/down. Great for families. Trail goes all the way around - but that is about 19+ miles. The most used part is a out and back with 5 miles each way. Starts at the boat dock and heads north. Nice hike around a lake that is quiet.

mountain biking
Sun Nov 11 2018

I Mountain biked the trail.It is now a 19.7 mile loop.Awesome mountain bike trails.Looking at it from a hiking perspective,I think the better hiking would be starting at the pier and going toward the dam(clockwise).That side was the most scenic.

Sun Aug 19 2018

Fairly easy hike. The mileage on the map doesn’t match. We went from the trailhead on county road 1651 which was supposed to be a 3.5 mile hike. It was actually a 4.7 mile hike. Overall, trail was in good shape and not too strenuous.

mountain biking
Mon Aug 06 2018

Professionally constructed trail. Recently cleared and maintained.

nature trips
Mon Jun 18 2018

Large tree in the way .5 Miles in. :-(

Sat Jun 16 2018

Not a summer trail. Overgrown. Went 5 miles out then back. Best late winter early spring.

nature trips
Sat Feb 24 2018

The trail was relaxing and runs alongside the river. Not much in the way of wildlife or birds appeared. The directions are terrible! We spoke with a wildlife officer and he told us about the parking lot that has ample parking. If you are coming from RT 278 and turn onto 1651, the next road at end of bridge.

Wed Feb 21 2018

Had a blast

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