Enjoy a biking, hiking, or horseback riding adventure on your next visit to Alabama State Parks.

Come explore the trails of Alabama State Parks and enjoy the natural beauty of Alabama. There are hiking, biking, and equestrian trails that provide every skill level with opportunities to see the diverse geology and plant and animal communities throughout the state.

Because of the importance of the trails to the parks system, we have created a new voluntary trails program that will focus on improving and managing the entire Alabama State Parks trails system. The new Dirt Pass Trails Crew Program is a new way that people can voluntarily contribute financially to improving and managing the Alabama State Parks trails system.
Read below for a taste of some of the trail offerings in many of the parks. Trail maps and other resources provided at bottom of page.

North Alabama

  • Topographical diversity provides great challenging trails at Lake Guntersville State Park
  • Enjoy the elevated, interpretive boardwalk trail and competitive 8 mile mountain bike trail at Cheaha State Park
  • Don't miss the boardwalk trail and hiking trails highlighting a variety of plant communities at Desoto State Park
  • Plan a biking adventure on the moderate to difficult mountain bike trails at Monte Sano State Park

Central Alabama

  • Enjoy 52 Miles of diverse trails, including opportunites for hiking, mountain bike, on-road bike, and horseback riding at Oak Mountain State Park
  • Explore the popular, family-oriented biking and hiking trails at Lake Lurleen State Park
  • Wind Creek State Park off hiking trails that wind over hardwood ridges and through tall pines down the shoreline, offering spectacular views of Lake Martin with the beauty of wildflowers and blooming dogwood to white-tailed deer. There is also a 10-mile long horse trail, offering riders a scenic view through the hardwoods and tall pines in the park. 

South Alabama

  • Enjoy a true 1 mile island hiking experience at Frank Jackson State Park
  • Explore the elevated, interpretive boardwalk highlighting the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta at Meaher State Park
  • The Hugh S. Branyon Backcounty Trail is worth exploring and is part of the great 15 miles of trails at Gulf State Park

Let Alabama State Parks help you complete your Passport to Fitness

Alabama State Parks are the best place to begin filling out your Passport to Fitness Stamp pages. With a wide variety of trails that are designed for skill level, you will find a trail at an Alabama State Park that is ideal for you. 

Dirt Pass Information

Alabama State Parks Interactive Map

Printable Park Maps

Advanced Trail Files