Desoto State Park

Trail Trekker Hike Series: Waterfall Hike

Event Dates:
March 19, 2021, 10:00 am
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Trail Trekker Hike Series: Waterfall Hike

Join DeSoto State Park & JSU Field School Staff for a fun day of hiking through-out the park to see some of DeSoto’s waterfalls, big & small. See Lost Falls, Laurel Falls, Indian Falls, & more water features like Laurel Creek & the West Fork of Little River. Come on out and burn those calories while enjoying the Great Outdoors!

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021

Time: 10:00 am- 3:00 pm (CST)

About the hike: the trail will be moderate, rugged terrain over approx. 5 to 6 miles. We will utilize the white, silver, orange trails & a section of the DST for this hike. An optional side-trip to take at the end of the hike would be to drive to DeSoto Falls, a 104 foot waterfall located 7 miles away from DSP’s Country Store.

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Country Store & Information Center on County Road 89

Fee: Free and open to everyone, pre-registration is required as we will keep the group small.

 Email for any details or to pre-register (just need name, contact number & number of people). We do ask for masks at the start of the hike and require social distancing on the trail when possible.


Things to bring: Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks/lunch, hiking poles/staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended)

WEATHER: Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures/weather. As with all outdoor events, if it is stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please call the park before you leave home to check if the hike is still on (256.845.0051)

Please note: GPS can be unreliable in this area, for directions to Desoto State Park see




Can you say “I Hiked Them All”? DeSoto State Park challenges you to become a DeSoto State Park Trail Trekker! Hike the designated 22 miles of trails in DeSoto, (whether on your own or in a group, no time limit) and collect your prize, a Trail Trekkers Patch. Just log your hikes in the Trail Trekker log and record the date for each trail listed. Sign completed form and turn in to DeSoto State Park Country Store or Lodge to receive your patch!

This hike series is designed for those that prefer some company out on the trails with experienced park staff or volunteers. Each month there will be a different hike so you can start marking them off towards your patch!