Alabama Scenic River Trail

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This information is a public record of the 1980 NRT application and may be out of date if it has not been updated by a trail manager --
check with the trail manager for updated details before visiting.

Alabama Scenic River Trail

Nonprofit Water Trail
  • Length
    631 miles
  • Elevation Gain
  • Route Type
    out & back
  • Coosa River in Wetumpka. Part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.
  • Coosa River in Wetumpka. Part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.
  • Whites Bluff.
  • Gadsden Bridge.
  • Coosa morning.
  • Ribbon cutting scene. Photo by Rob Grant.
  • Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo by JoAnn Johnson.
  • Alabama Scenic River Trail
  • Alabama River Trail
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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.

  • States: 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.

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Allowed Uses:

Boating, motorized Swimming

Other Activities

  • Camping
  • Fishing

Public Contact

Fred Couch
Alabama Scenic River Trail Association
P.O. Box 182
Choccolocco, AL 36254
[email protected](256) 591-0437

Contact the trail manager for current maps and visiting details.

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  • Elevation (high): 172
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  • Part of a Trail System? No
  • Surface (primary): Water, slow moving
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  • Tread Width (average): 0"
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  • Certified as an NRT
    May 31, 1980
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