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.

FLORALA STATE PARK – ALABAMA

Florala State Park – Alabama
Alabama State Park
Florala AL
Covington County
 

Florala State Park is a 40 acre park that stretches along the 500 acre Lake Jackson, it offers camping, picnicking, playground, swimming, fishing, trails and paddleboat rentals. Water skiing and personal watercraft are allowed on the lake. 

The park location is:

514 Lake Shore Drive
Florala Alabama 36552

on the Alabama/Florida state line

Phone:334-858-6425
the park hours are from 8 am to 5 pm. Additional Alabama State Parks