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.

trail running
15 days 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
4 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
7 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It's close to where I live. It's a great trail but if you have a dog that goes with you. Beware of some dogs that live nearby the trail. I had a dog in the sumiton part of the trail come after my dog. I had to pick her up. On the dora side they're 4-5 dogs. Only 2 came after my dog. I've never had them come after me when I was by myself. Just only when I was walking my dog. Besides that the trail is a good one. They gave benches to sit on if you get tired or just need to take a break.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

There are several paved trails connecting, I added a map in the photos for reference. It looks like they are currently working on adding a few trails as well. We started at the catman trail head but didn't start recording until we got to the powerline connection cut thru. These trails are great for everyone in the family and great for walking, biking and running.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

LOVED IT! Beautiful views and nice, short hikes. Great for kids and dogs. Very well maintained and marked.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

These are mostly paved cycling trails, nice leisurely family ride. The new boardwalks are amazing. They are doing a great job managing the park. Very enjoyable ride.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cut through marsh areas it gives you a close look at animals, lakes, and marshy areas. Trail is all asphalt and wide enough for walkers, runners and bikes. Well marked and lots of benches for resting or viewing nature. Easy area for anyone. Make sure you grab map to determine your path.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

can you camp anywhere on the trail?

fun trip..taking in a few geos. ..

Loved it kid friendly :)

Beautiful!! The trail head is outside the park. Inside the park are several short walking picture opportunities. I'd rate the trail higher than moderate. Had a heavy pack and there are some tough elevation spots. Loved it and plan to go back:)

road biking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Just to be clear this trail is not 5 miles one way. I rode to the end and back with and got off the trail multiple times for several miles and still did not get a whole 10 miles in.

Besides that the trail is in good condition and there were not a many people using it. I would recommend parking on the Sumiton side of the trail.

Really enjoyed this hike. Lots of opportunities for some beautiful pictures. The trails are well marked. Park is clean and well kept.

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