Wind Creek State Park Trail System

At Wind Creek State Park, two hiking trails offer our guests everything from the beauty of wildflowers and blooming dogwood to white-tailed deer. The trails wind over hardwood ridges and through tall pines down the shoreline, offering spectacular views of Lake Martin. There is also a horse trail, offering riders a scenic view through the hardwoods and tall pines.

photo: Wind Creek Campfire Type: Equestrian Trail, Nature Trail
Length: 5.80 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Swimming
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Natural surface trail system covering 15.8 miles within Wind Creek State Park near Alexander City, AL, on Lake Martin in
States: Alabama
Counties: Tallapoosa
Latitude: 32.85928   Longitude: -85.93595

From Montgomery: Take Highway 231 N to Wetumpka. Turn right onto Highway 170 and continue until Highway 170 dead ends in Eclectic, AL. Turn left onto Highway 63 North for approximately 20 miles. Turn right onto Highway 128 and travel 1 1/4 miles. Park entrance is on the right.

Description

Wind Creek State Park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin, a 41,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Wind Creek boasts the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites. One hundred eighty-seven sites are waterfront, allowing for fishing, swimming, and boating. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground and picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters. There are bath houses throughout the campgrounds, and facilities for laundry. Seven camping cabins are now open to the public.



At Wind Creek State Park, two hiking trails offer our guests everything from the beauty of wildflowers and blooming dogwood to white-tailed deer. The trails wind over hardwood ridges and through tall pines down the shoreline, offering spectacular views of Lake Martin. There is also a horse trail, offering riders a scenic view through the hardwoods and tall pines.



CAMPFIRE TRAIL



This trail begins and ends in the northern section of the Park. Rated primarily moderate with several steep areas, this trail is approximately 1.8 miles in length and marked by a yellow trail blaze. The three connectors, blue, white and orange, are approximately 1/5 mile each. During the spring, white dogwood, buckeye and oak leaf-hydrangea paint the hardwood ridges with brilliant color. This trail traverses both mixed hardwood forest and intermittent pine. Midway up the trail, a series of rock outcroppings occurs bordered by an abundance of ferns. Toward the end of the trail, a small stream bisects the path leading south.



ALABAMA REUNION TRAIL



This moderate to difficult trail is approximately 3.8 miles in length and traverses both hardwood bottoms and pine forest. The trail is bisected by highway 128 and marked with red blaze its entire length. The trail is actually a loop with its beginning and end in close proximity. Several natural features can be noted, which include an old home site on the northern half, picturesque hardwood bottoms, stands of pine, beds of fern and an abundance of bird and animal life. The North Side is approximately 1.95 miles and the South Side is 1.8 miles.



JEFF REED HORSE TRAIL



Approximately 10 miles long offering multiple views of wild life, the Jeff Reed Horse Trail takes riders through a vast forest of mixed hard wood, pines, ferns, along a stream and views of Lake Martin. For visitors that are horse camping, an additional 16 camping sites are available in our overflow area. Please call and check for overnight availability.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 432
Elevation High Point: 566
Year Designated: 2011

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: Alabama Reunion Trail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jimmy Shivers
Park Superintendent
City of Alexander City
4325 Alabama Highway 128
Alexander City , AL 35010
(256) 329-0845
windcreek.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov
http://www.alapark.com/Chewacla/http://www.alapark.com/windcreek/

 

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