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Joe Wheeler State Park Multi-Use Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A smooth trail that runs along the Tennessee River overlooking the Wheeler Dam.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

87%

Runnable

690' 210 m

High

560' 171 m

Low

337' 103 m

Up

361' 110 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Joe Wheeler Resort State Park's most popular running trail is located between the Wheeler Dam Village and the Fisherman's Resort Lodge. A scenic loop that is just over two miles long, this trail is well-maintained and has scenic views of the river for most of its length.

Need to Know

The trailhead is accessed from AL Hwy. 101 near Wheeler Dam and the cabin area.

Description

This is a good trail for families, beginner runners, or those just looking for a mellow run with some pleasant scenery. It is a 2.1-mile loop on a very wide trail. There are no technical sections at all.

Along the way, to top off this great trail, there are overlooks of the Tennessee River for almost the entire trail. The trail has some very mile ups and downs as it winds through the woods, but nothing strenuous, and all-in-all, you can enjoy an easy run.

History & Background

There are several historic ruins along the path - look for the still standing chimney, stone wall, and 1930s era bath house in the woods alongside the path.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris McDaniel

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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1930s era restrooms/bath house on the trail
Apr 1, 2018 near Rogersv…, AL
One of the chimneys left where a 1930s era shelter was. About a half mile from the starting point.
Apr 1, 2018 near Rogersv…, AL
Uphill stretch on the trail
Apr 1, 2018 near Rogersv…, AL
Stone wall at an overlook along a creek. Near the 2 chimneys.
Apr 1, 2018 near Rogersv…, AL
Beginning of trail
Apr 1, 2018 near Rogersv…, AL
View of the Tennessee River from the trail
Apr 1, 2018 near Rogersv…, AL

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