Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail

EASY 31 reviews

Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dadeville, Alabama that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

Short loop with great views

16 days ago

Mild to moderate for beginners.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great view from the tower.

5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

It was steep in some spots and I wish I would have brought my poles and worn my boots. It had a great view and the fire tower is a must!

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked the Little Smith Mountain Trail. This hike will not disappoint. Some of the best views of Lake Martin along this trail. Distance is about 3-miles with some narrow areas along the way. I would definitely rate this trail as moderate.
Will certainly visit again.

hiking
7 months ago

Great place to come for people of all ages. The trail to the fire tower is moderately steep in some sections, but is an easy fun approach to a 100-ft. fire tower on top of one of the highest elevations around Lake Martin. Views are great to say the least. Island Hop trail is a fun one to do when the water is down, and the Little Smith Mountain trail offers great views, second only to the fire tower itself. All-in-all, a great trail system, and many thanks to CRATA

7 months ago

Great trail with incredible views.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Absolutely Amazing. There are 3 trails that start at the top of smith mountain. They all connect and you can do a large 5 mile loop back to the fire tower. On this loop you will experience Rocky Mountainous terrain with great views, sandy beaches, Forrest and a trail carved right into the side of a cliff. This is probably my favorite trail and I have done lots of trails all over America. The diversity of the trail makes it really cool. It is moderately difficult with about 1000 ft of elevation change over the 5 miles (that's my guess based on experience.)

Do this trail it's awesome. You will be amazed

10 months ago

Easy hike with great views!

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

great hike beautiful view of Lake Martin from the tower

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

Great trail at Lake Martin.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Great trail to reconstructed fire tower atop Smith Mtn. 3.5 miles. Tower afforded exceptional views over Lake Martin and surrounding area. Lake level was low enough to do some "island hopping". Protect yourself from the sun and bugs.