Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Distance: 9.3 miles
Coordinates: 34.428602 -86.335264
Five bluff overlooks await you on this trail and there are lots of chances to explore the lake’s edge. There will also be ample opportunities to dip your toes in one of the many spring-fed creeks this trail encounters. Watch for bald eagles and ospreys. Trail is located off Hwy. 431 about 26 miles south of Huntsville, Ala., or 18 miles north of Guntersville, Alabama, at Guntersville Dam. Secondary trailhead is located just before entering Honeycomb Campground on Hwy. 431.
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