Desoto State Park

Trail Trekker Hike: DeSoto Scout Trail

Event Dates:
June 17, 2023, 10:00 am
June 17, 2023, 3:00 pm
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Trail Trekker Hike Series: DeSoto Scout Trail Section

DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama

Can you say “I Hiked Them All”? DeSoto State Park challenges you to become a DeSoto State Park Trail Trekker! Hike the designated 23 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!


DeSoto Scout Trail Section (From Gilliam Loop Trailhead down Exit 1 and upstream to Indian Falls and back)-Hike is approximately 3.5 miles round trip, moderate to strenuous along rocky mountainous terrain. Some uphills.

Date: June 17, 2023

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 p.m.

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

Fee: Free, pre-registration is appreciated so we know how many to expect. Hike is open to ages 10 to adult. Pre-registration form:


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.

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)