Desoto State Park

Trail Trekker Hike: Gilliam Loop

Event Dates:
April 11, 2024, 10:00 am
April 11, 2024, 1:00 am
DSP trail trekker

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Trail Trekker Hike: Gilliam Loop
About the hike: We will be hiking from the Lodge to Gilliam trailhead along the Green trail, then on the Gilliam Loop Trail/Chalet Trail back to the Lodge. Mileage is approximately 4.8 miles round trip, moderate along rocky terrain. No major inclines. 
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto's Lodge
Fee: Free & open to everyone, no-preregistration required. Weather-dependent, please call the Lodge at 256.845.5380 beforehand to check on status of hike. Contact for any details.

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)

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