Desoto State Park

Cancelled: Hike along Laurel Creek

Event Dates:
January 18, 2020, 1:00 pm
DSP Laurel Trail

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park


Trail Trekker Hike Series: Hike along Laurel Creek

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!


Join DeSoto State Park staff on a beautiful outdoor adventure hike though-out the park to see waterfalls along Laurel Creek, big & small. This hike is a moderate 3 mile hike along the orange & blue trails. Come on out and burn those calories while enjoying the Great Outdoors!

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm (CST) to 3:30 pm

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Country Store & Information Center on County Road 89

Fee: Free and open to everyone. For details, contact Brittney Hughes at (

Things to bring: Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks/lunch, hiking poles/staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended) Trail may be wet. Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures/weather. No age restrictions on this hike, and well behaved dogs are allowed on a leash at all times.

WEATHER: As with all outdoor events, if it's raining/stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please call the Park Lodge before leaving home (256.845.5380)

Please make every effort to arrive early or on time so that you do not hold up the group.

Directions to Desoto State Park:

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