All trails are well maintained and expertly marked. The scenic views of Lake Martin are breathtaking, to say the least!
The Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail is a 3.2-mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dadeville, Alabama that features a lake view and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Deadening Alpine Trail is a 4.2-mile loop trail that is more challenging than the other trails created by CRATA, but also more rewarding. The cliffs of the Tallapoosa River, the Needles Eye, and Jasmine Bluff are just a few of the unusual and unique rock formations that await the hiker. Spectacular views of Chimney Rock can be seen from the trail!
The John B. Scott trail is 4.7 miles that weave along the Tallapoosa River through old growth hardwoods and along Creek.
The Cherokee Bluffs Dam Railroad trail follows the old railroad bed that was built in the early 1920's and used in the construction of Martin Dam. You can follow either the Highline or Lowline railroads and proceed to the highest point in Elmore County: Saddle Rock Mountain.