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Scottsboro City Park Walking Trail

The Scottsboro City Park Walking Trail hugs the shores of the Tennessee River/Guntersville Lake with a constant view of the lake. The trail varies little in elevation, making it ideal for a very leisurly walk through partially cleared land.

photo: Prime location to take in scenic lake views and observe waterfowl. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Length: 0.75 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Fitness Trail, Nature Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: 1247 Winn Road, Scottsboro, AL 35769
State(s): Alabama
Counties: Jackson
Longitude: -86.04044
Latitude: 34.61834

Driving Directions

From the intersection of US72 and AL 279 in Scottsboro, go 1/4 mile south on AL 279 to Bob Jones Ave. Turn left on Bob Jones and go .6 mile to a Y where Winn Road stays straight and Bob Jones veers to the right. Go straight on Winn Road for 1.3 miles where Scottsboro City Park will be on the left.

Description


This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambassador on 12/18/2019.

The Scottsboro City Park Walking Trail is located on an 18 acre public park facility owned by the City of Scottsboro. The trail is nearly mile long, one-way, and 6 feet wide. It winds along the shores of the Tennessee River/Guntersville Lake. It offers daily visitors an opportunity to exercise and enjoy the scenic and quiet beauty of the area. Picnic benches are located partially along the way and convenient to parking. Trail head parking makes the trail convenient for a leisurely walk or more vigorous run. The trail was constructed in 2003 with an addition in 2006, both with Recreational Trails Program grants.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 4%
Elevation Low Point: 605
Elevation High Point: 610
Elevation Gain (cumulative): 56 feet

Year Designated:
2012

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: City of Scottsboro

Contact Information

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.

Information Contact:
City of Scottsboro
Parks and Recreation
701 S Houston St.
Scottsboro, AL 35768
(256) 259-0999
http://cityofscottsboro.com/index.php/city-park

 

Photos

Trail beginning at trailhead

Trail beginning at trailhead

Trail along water

Trail along water

 

Trail past trees

Trail past trees

Looking back on trail and water

Looking back on trail and water

 

Looking out at the water

Looking out at the water

Entrance to the trail near the picnic pavilion. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Entrance to the trail near the picnic pavilion. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

 

The trail is illuminated with street lamps at dark. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The trail is illuminated with street lamps at dark. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The paved trail is open to pedestrians only. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The paved trail is open to pedestrians only. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

 

Prime location to take in scenic lake views and observe waterfowl. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Prime location to take in scenic lake views and observe waterfowl. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The walking trail is located within Scottsboro City Park. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

The walking trail is located within Scottsboro City Park. Photo by Donna Kridelbaugh.

Reviews

NRT Ambassador Review

Scottsboro City Park Walking Trail is a 0.75-mile, in-and-out paved trail (1.5 miles roundtrip) located in a residential area of town. The trail starts at the picnic pavilion towards the peninsular end of the city park. It parallels the shoreline of Guntersville Lake, takes a slight detour along a pedestrian walkway on Winn Rd., and then re-enters a partially wooded area next to the lake. The trail terminates at the back of private property. The entire trail is illuminated with street lamps while dark. The city park also has fishing piers, boat ramps and picnic areas. This trail offers residents a daily exercise destination or a respite for travelers needing to stretch their legs. It’s a prime location to take in scenic lake views and observe waterfowl. The city park is open 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

Please remember to Leave No Trace while out on the trail (e.g., carry out your trash, observe wildlife from a distance).

February 12, 2020

 

 

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