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The Forever Wild Coon Creek Trail System

Location Located within the Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract
State(s) Alabama
Counties Tallapoosa
Type Backcountry
Fitness Trail
Nature Trail
Length 5.00 Miles / 8.05 Km Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses Boating, Motorized
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency State
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




photo: Coon Creek
Coon Creek

The 320 acre Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract was purchased to provide outdoor recreational opportunities. This tract located on the banks of Yates Reservoir on the Tallapoosa River will provide recreational opportunities in the form of hunting, fishing, hiking and ecological education.

The Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract is home to the Forever Wild Coon Creek Trail System. The trail system consist of two trails; the Wood Duck Trail and the Overlook Loop. The trails are near Yates Reservoir in Tallapoosa County.

The Wood Duck Trail is an easy 4-mile round-trip that begins near the Coon Creek Forever Tract parking lot. The trail heads east hugging the slough of Coon Creek to a picnic area and loops back to the parking lot.

The Overlook Loop also begins near the parking lot and heads west creating a 1-mile loop along the slough to the highest point on the property and back to the trailhead. Overlook Loop is relatively steep in one area, but its short length makes it an easy trek.

Both trails are free to use by the public and provide ample opportunity to observe wildlife including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, wood ducks, and several other bird species. The trails close at sunset.

The parking lot also has a boat ramp for anyone wishing to do some fishing or just some fun paddling around.

For more information about Alabama Forever Wild Program visit the program web site at, http://www.outdo (Continued...)


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset



From Tallassee, AL; Take AL-14E toward Notasulag, AL, Turn Left onto CR 6/Macedonia Rd, Turn left onto Hicks Store Rd, Turn Left onto Gravel Pit Rd, Turn Right onto Coon Creek Landing Rd. Follow Coon Creek Landing to trailhead and boat launch


Additional Information

Width: 24 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted

Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Grass or Vegetation
Water, moving

Average Grade: 5%

Elevation Low Point: 470

Elevation High Point: 530

Year Designated: 2012

Date Last Updated: 05/29/2013


Contact Information

Public Contact:
Doug Deaton
Natural Resource Planner
AL Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 North Union St, Suite 464
Montgomery , AL 36130
(334) 242-3484


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Footbridge over Coon Creek Photo View/Download
Flowing Coon Creek Photo View/Download
Boat Ramp Looking from the North Shore Photo View/Download
Sunrise at the Boat Ramp Photo View/Download
The Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract Website View/Download



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