Cooley Cemetery Trail

Location: Guntersville, Ala.
Reservoir: Guntersville
Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6 miles, one way
Coordinates: 34.418224 -86.405146

  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parking

If you want to develop some endurance this is a good trail to pursue on foot or wheels—or you can experience it from horseback. There are two standing chimneys along this trail from old homesites that were in existence before the dam was built. The trail also provides access to some great fishing sites for those who like to fish form the shore. The trail is on the south side of Guntersville Dam, about 6.5 miles north of Guntersville, Ala., off Hwy. 69. Secondary trailhead can be reached from the end of Manchester Dr.

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