Devil’s Racetrack

Devil’s Racetrack runs 1.6 miles from the Land Trust Parking on Spragins Hollow Road to a large group of limestone boulders known as the Devil’s Racetrack. This natural open area offers a great view of the hills north of Huntsville.

From start to finish, the trail ascends only 200 feet with the most aggressive climb from 0.6 to 1.10 miles on the trail. This is where you reach the Devil’s Racetrack, a short loop that runs around large grouping of limestone rocks. The loop is just less than 0.5 miles long and puts you back to the trail.

Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park, 7 miles Southeast of Alexander City Alabama on Highway 128,  covers 1,445 acres of the shoreline of Lake Martin, a 41,000 acre reservoir prized for fishing, swimming and boating. The park is dog-friendly and offers cabins, the largest state operated camping site in Alabama with 626 sites. There is a marina, store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas.  

Additional Alabama State Parks

Tallapoosa County Alabama Index

Chewacla State Park


Lake Chewacla is perfect for reeling in bream, bass, crappie and catfish or taking a dip off the beach area. No luck in the lake, then try one of the park’s two creeks. There is no boat ramp on the lake, but visitors are allowed to bring their own small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaks if they can be hand-launched from the bank.

Tannehill Ironworks State Park

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Birmingham AL
Jefferson County Alabama

112632 Confederate Parkway
McCalla AL 35111
Park Hours:
Sunrise to Sunset. 7 days a week. Visitor Center Hours:
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. Steeped in history, Tannehill feels timeless.

Lake Lurleen State Park

Lake Lurleen State Park

Lake Lurleen State Park, located on U.S. Highway in Tuscaloosa County Alabama. The park is 1,675 acres and includes 91 campsites, boating, fishing and swimming on the 250 acre lake. Over 23 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are within the park. Located 9 miles Northwest of Tuscaloosa and Northport Alabama and 14 miles from the University of Alabama. OFFICE HOURS:  8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (Except Holidays)

Adults (12 years – 61 years of age): $3
Children 6 to 11 years of age: $1
Seniors 62 years of age and older: $1
Children under 6 years of age: FREE


Day use entrance fee includes park entrance, picnicking, fishing, boat launching, multi-trail use, and swimming.

Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails

One of the best-kept secrets of the south, this 10.2 mile trail winds its way past the site of the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle.  Walkers can retrace the same steps as civil war heroes.  This trail offers a back-to-nature getaway for thousands of local residents and tourists.  Hikers, bikers, joggers, bird watchers, horseback riders, as well as naturalists, students and historians are just some of the groups who enjoy the great variety of opportunities created by the trail. The trail is also accessible to wheelchairs so that everyone can enjoy the wonder and beauty of this trail. The trailheads are located on Piney Chapel Road just north of Athens and Veto, Alabama at the Tennessee state line.  Newly constructed at the Piney Chapel trailhead, is a pavilion with restrooms, parking lot for vehicles/horse trailers,and hitching posts. Also at the Veto trailhead, is the restoration of a 1800’s community church and new restroom facilities. The trail hours are daylight to sunset.