Loop Trail? No
Type: Water Trail, National Water Trails System
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
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Location: From where the Coosa River enters the state in its northeast sector to Fort Morgan on the Gulf of Mexico, Numerous boat launches the full length of the Coosa and Alabama Rivers the length of Alabama.
Numerous boat launches along the Coosa and Alabama Rivers the full length of Alabama
The Alabama Scenic River Trail is a recreational and tourism route destination for paddled and powered boats. At approximately 631 miles in length (the suitability of various river channels will vary the exact route for different types of watercraft), the trail will be the longest in a single state in the U.S. The Trail begins at the point where the Coosa River enters Alabama just northeast of Cedar Bluff, and continues down the Coosa River to its confluence with the Tallapoosa near Wetumpka.
From this conjunction the trail follows the Alabama River to its junction with the Tombigbee/Warrior system just north of Mobile. The Trail then proceeds along the Mobile River and through the Tensaw-Mobile delta, along the Tensaw River and its tributaries to Mobile Bay. To avoid maritime traffic, paddleboats follow a slightly different route to the Trail's terminus at Fort Morgan.
The Trail is designed to be clean and hospitable, and activities of the Trail Association will include conservation stewardship, and outreach projects, to ensure the Trail's family-friendly aspect. A system of signs will be installed to direct potential users to put-ins and take-outs. Guide and promotional literature will emphasize access to tourist, historical, recreational, shopping, and dining points of interest to Trail travelers.
Primary Surface: Water, moving
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 172
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: American Trails Featured NRT
Website: National Water Trails System
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