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Colbert County, AL

Muscle Shoals

12.00 Miles
Location: Six trails at the Muscle Shoals Reservation at Wilson Dam SE of Florence. (recertified in 1992)
Agency: Other Federal

The TVA Muscle Shoals Trail Complex was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1981. It is located in Colbert County, Alabama along the banks of the Tennessee River on the Tennessee Valley Authori...

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Colbert County, AL

The Forever Wild Freedom Hills Trail System

14.70 Miles , Loop
Location: Located in the Forever Wild Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area in Colbert County, 5 miles south of HIghway 72 near Barton and Cherokee, AL.
Type: Equestrian Trail

Uses: Equestrian - Riding

Agency: State

The Forever Wild Freedom Hills Trail System is located on the Freedoms Hills Wildlife Management Area in Colbert County, 5 miles south of Highway 72 near Barton and Cherokee, Ala. The trail system is open from March 1st until the beginning of Turkey Season and May 1st to September 30th each year. Projects such as these new horse trails help Alabamians experience our rich natural diversity first hand from the unique perspective of horseback. The trail system was created using existing woods roads that are closed to vehicle traffic outside of the normal hunting season and connecting trails. The trail system offers 14.7 miles of diverse landscape and conditions for horseback riding enthusiast to enjoy Alabama's rich natural diversity first hand. Riders have the option of staying on the main loop called Bugg Mill Hollow Loop for a 6.5 mile trip. This loop begins and ends at the trailhead parking lot located off of County Road 33, near the community of Newsome Springs. There are three additional loops that feed off of Bugg Mill Hollow Loop that provide riders with alternate durations of the riding experience. Blue Hole Rd Loop offers an additional 2.2 miles, Mills Ridge Loop offers an additional 2.2 miles, and McCaig Hollow Loop offers an additional 3.8 miles. While the initial trail work was performed by the ADCNR staff, this project is intended to follow other successful recreational ventures utilizing volunteers to maintain the existing trails. These efforts have capitalized on the membership of the Alabama Horse Counsel and other local clubs who support horse back riding. All riders are required to have a valid Alabama Wildlife Management Area License and a Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area permit. Licenses can be purchase online at or by phone at 1-888-848-6887 24 hours a day 7days a week. For more information on the Alabama Forever Wild Program and recreational opportunities available on Forever Wild Trust Lands visit, The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit . ...

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