Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in Alabama with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great asphalt ride

Very pretty hike with great views along the way! Drove all the way from Florida and back in the same day for this trail and it was worth it!

It was good for what it is the trail is more of a path until the end of you go past the first overlook there’s a second one and a trail that takes you down to the river!

Very easy trails. 4.7 miles in the heat. All paved or boardwalk

This really isn’t terribly well maintained and I wouldn’t advise taking a wheelchair on it.

If you want to get to the summit of the mountain, none of these maps are correct. Here are the directions to do that: 1) park at the lake trail ($5 fee) and hike up to the state park. 2) walk down the road past a small waterfall on the left and just before you get to the pool at the lodge 3) take a left into the campground loop and look for the trailhead markers with the blue yeti! This "Leave No Trace" trail will take you right to the top observation tower and picnic area! Views are better from other overlooks, which you can access in the park.

The lake trail was VERY well marked (to the point I figured they'd hired some vandal to do penance and just "mark every tree, rock and dirt patch with blue".) The trail is like other reviewers said: steep and rocky but beautiful!

Fun easy for all ages

Easy shaded trail along the riverbank.

road biking
3 months ago

I have done this trail four times, I am VERY out of shape so this is the first time I've made it without having to stop and rest. Nice trail, well kept, paved, relatively level.

3 months ago

I really love this trail. It has a little bit of everything: a walk through the woods, near a lake, through beautiful botanical garden, up a small incline, near a park fir the kids to play at, and great area to park the vehicle. Great for pets too especially since its at the lake!


trail running
4 months ago

Easy, short, and relaxing

Very nice set of trails. All paved and boardwalks. My wife and I walked with our black lab and enjoyed it. It was very heavy traffic even for February so I imagine once tourist season gets in full swing there will be little solitude. Great park!

Great system of trails and will be even better once the construction is finished with easy access to the beach and fishing pier.

Worth the trip and so many more amazing views. It was very foggy but standing on the edge of the cliff was a feeling I’ve never experienced.

trail running
8 months ago

Best area I've ever run. Boardwalks and paved around the entire state park. Campground is awesome and a good location to start.

Great hike but I got lost about half way through. Well not really lost, but I wasn't 100% sure I was on track and decided to head back... the trail isn't marked well (or at all) like Pinhoti Trail (which I highly recommend over this). Pinhoti is a great trail, Bald Rock and Pulpit Rock and incredible lookouts, but this one is just kind of alright. Still worth the hike if you're in the area for a couple of days.

The nicest trail I've ever been on . I walked on the south side of pavement in the grass and sand. Was about 50% shaded walking there. Plenty of rest stop benches along the way . I did the 1.5 straight out and back . Completely flat . Swinging bench at the 1.5 stop along with a restroom house . Great.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Potential for a 5 with a better map, but a missed turn put me on Perdido Beach Blvd with my 7 & 9 year old boys for about a mile - mile and a half. If you reach Perdido Beach from State Park Rd., go back and turn right onto the next path to access the newly developed boardwalk. There seemed to be some development underway on the trail that will deliver an optimized experience.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great paved trail. Lots of wildlife and lots of traffic to get to the trail.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Great easy walk. Take kids in a two seater stroller without any difficulty.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A nice and easy trail. and a beautiful little botanical garden by Pell City Garden Club.

this is not an adventure trail, but a gorgeous walking jogging biking one

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Started at Lake Cheaha trailhead (Blue Marker). It was steep and rocky for the majority of the trail. Amazing views along the trail. Also a couple of very cold creeks to cool off in. The trail merges with Mountain Laurel (Pink Marker) at the scenic area. We followed the Mountain Laurel trail to the upper campground then cut through the wood to the observation tower and then back down to the lake. 3.6 miles total. Strenuous for the both of us, I'm 38, she's 14. I would definitely do it again.

Very nice trail! Enjoyed the trail from start to finish. Plan to visit this trail with my kids to ride bikes.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Ran the Chicken Head Run 5k & 10k on April 8th , 2017 good walking and running trail

boardwalks all the way to a beautiful lookout. perfect for all to enjoy

This is a moderately difficult hike that offers great views overlooking the national forest and Appalachian foothills. Besides the views there are large rock outcroppings to climb on, a plane crash site, and plenty of places to camp. The trail was easy to follow for the most part, but was a little unclear near the top.

on Pell City Park Loop

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nice easy walk. the dog loved it. Bridge to baseball field and other trails near the lake.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lots of places to rest and a lot to see. You can also camp out here. Definitely will make another trip to it!

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