Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Backcountry, Fitness Trail, Nature Trail
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Location: Located within the Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract
From Tallassee, AL; Take AL-14E toward Notasulag, AL, Turn Left onto CR 6/Macedonia Rd, Turn left onto Hicks Store Rd, Turn Left onto Gravel Pit Rd, Turn Right onto Coon Creek Landing Rd. Follow Coon Creek Landing to trailhead and boat launch
The 320 acre Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract was purchased to provide outdoor recreational opportunities. This tract located on the banks of Yates Reservoir on the Tallapoosa River will provide recreational opportunities in the form of hunting, fishing, hiking and ecological education.
The Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract is home to the Forever Wild Coon Creek Trail System. The trail system consist of two trails; the Wood Duck Trail and the Overlook Loop. The trails are near Yates Reservoir in Tallapoosa County.
The Wood Duck Trail is an easy 4-mile round-trip that begins near the Coon Creek Forever Tract parking lot. The trail heads east hugging the slough of Coon Creek to a picnic area and loops back to the parking lot.
The Overlook Loop also begins near the parking lot and heads west creating a 1-mile loop along the slough to the highest point on the property and back to the trailhead. Overlook Loop is relatively steep in one area, but its short length makes it an easy trek.
Both trails are free to use by the public and provide ample opportunity to observe wildlife including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, wood ducks, and several other bird species. The trails close at sunset.
The parking lot also has a boat ramp for anyone wishing to do some fishing or just some fun paddling around.
For more information about Alabama Forever Wild Program visit the program web site at, http://www.outdooralabama.com/public-lands/stateLands/foreverWild/.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Grass or Vegetation
Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 470
Elevation High Point: 530
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2012
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Forever Wild Land Trust/Coon Creek
Website: American Trails Featured NRT
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.
Natural Resource Planner
AL Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 North Union St, Suite 464
Montgomery, AL 36130
My 11 yr old son and I hiked the one mile trail and half of the four mile trail. Our favorite part was the feeder creeks on the four mile trail. Water flowing over flat rocks was really pretty!
December 25, 2019
Coon creek trails
I found the Over look. trail to be ideal for a short trail run. There is some elevation but it is not a technical trail. There are a good many switchbacks and the trail can be hard to follow because few people hike or run this trail and you must rely on the markings. An experienced trail person should have no problems though. A suggestion, white tree markers might be easier to see than the red particularly when the foliage is thick. The 4 mile Wood duck loop is really nice and easy to follow. It is level and reasonably easy. Thank you for developing and maintaining this tract of land!
May 20, 2018
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