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Location: In Goose Pond Colony Resort in Scottsboro, AL.
From the intersection of US 72 and AL 279 in Scottsboro, go 4.1 miles south on AL 279 towards Guntersville to sign at entrance on left into Goose Pond Colony (Ed Hembree Drive).
The Goose Pond Colony Walking Trail is located on the grounds of Goose Pond Colony, a 326 acre public resort facility owned by the City of Scottsboro. The trail is a loop and 2 miles long and 8 feet wide. It winds thru wooded area and cabins and is adjacent to the Tennessee River/Guntersville Lake. It offers campers, marina visitors, cabins and lodge guests and day visitors an opportunity to exercise and enjoy the scenic and quiet beauty of the area. Bird houses were put in various places along the trail as part of an Eagle Scout project. Trail head parking at both ends make it convenient for a leisurely walk or more vigorous run. The trail was constructed in 1990 with a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.
Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Boardwalk
Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 605
Elevation High Point: 640
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2012
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Public Parks and Recreation Board of Directors
417 Ed Hembree Drive
Scottsboro, AL 35769
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