Photo Credit: Dana Dobbins Photography
Pictured: Some of our most valuable trail volunteers from the Mountain Lakes Cycling Club.
Since the opening of the first state parks in Alabama, trails have been a fundamental part of the park system’s mission to provide and maintain outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition to promoting a variety of health benefits, one of the best ways to protect and preserve state parks is to have visitors engaging with the trails. Recently, State Parks announced the revitalization of its trail program under the leadership of Ken Thomas, DeSoto State Park Superintendent and newly appointed Trail Coordinator. The Dirt Pass will help fund that revitalization of trails in the Alabama State Parks. Ken Thomas has been, and will continue, setting priorities for existing trail maintenance and the development of new trails. By doing so, it will benefit hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts (in select locations).
Lake Guntersville State Park has over 36 miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails among 6,000 acres of wooded land in and around the park.The park is always looking for assistance as anyone can be a sponsor of our trails by participating in our dirt pass program or becoming a trail volunteer.
For more information contact us at (256) 571-5440, or visit https://www.alapark.com/trails/dirt-pass-trail-crew-program.