Deadening Alpine Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Deadening Alpine Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dadeville, Alabama that features a lake 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
580 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

hiking
3 days ago

1 month ago

Phenomenal for Alabama. Starts slow for 1st mile and half or so but once you get to the shoreline it’s so good, best trail around lake Martin by far. Lots of cool cliffs and rocks to check out. Probable best trail south of Birmingham

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. But very challenging with a full backpack. The switchbacks by the bluffs are a bit of a challenge. But the scenery is great. Plenty of places to get a good view of the lake and to just chill out. If you look at my tracking you will see a part of the trail was skipped. It was only skipped in the recording since I stopped for a break and paused the recording only to realize it later down the trail.

2 months ago

If you are looking for a trail that hits high points and has pleasant scenic overlooks then this is for you. It has points where you will do a very small bit of climbing and the bridges can be rather simple and narrow but still definitely worth the hike.

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2 months ago

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4 months ago

Way too hot today, but a gorgeous trail. Seemed like a lot of elevation gain/loss, and some parts of the trail were a little tricky...looking forward to doing it again in the Fall as there are a lot of hardwoods and the lake is beautiful.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Probably my favorite hike in AL so far

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, very well maintained/marked!

hiking
5 months ago

Very challenging/difficult, yet beautiful trail. We took the entire loop, which is around 4 miles. We stopped for about 15 min to eat lunch and maybe another 10-15 min to take misc pictures. The entire loop from the parking area and back took us right at 3 hours backpacking a toddler and hiking with teens and moving at a steady pace. Luckily, it was overcast and a very light rain to keep things cool for us during the last week of June! And even with bug spray/tick repellant, we ended up finding a few ticks on us too... just check well!

6 months ago

Cool trail,great veiws

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7 months ago

This hike was a blast. I would say that it was more on the difficult side of moderate. There were some areas that were a bit sketchy to navigate, and a lot of ups and downs. As other people mentioned, the pine needles could be a bit slippery. The views of the lake were amazing and there was a ton of cool types of lichen, moss, and rocks. It took us about 1.75-2 hours.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing trail.. Great Lake and island views steep rugged rocky terrain great views. This trail is a lot of fun and moderately challenging

8 months ago