Hiking & Biking Trails

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Hikers, bikers, and bird watchers alike can utilize the 21.8 miles of unpaved multi-use trails surrounding the reservoir. A Cullman civil engineering firm, St. John & Associates, meticulously designed the Tim Scott Recreational Trail to complement the natural landscape, making the trails accommodating for humans and wildlife alike. The trails were also designed with safety in mind, allowing for law enforcement and emergency personnel to have quick access to every part of the park and a helicopter pad for emergency response landings. Mile markers are clearly posted along the trails, indicating your location in the park. Bathrooms, piers, and rest areas are stationed throughout the park and are accessible from four locations: the trail head, the public pier on County Road 1651, and the boat launches located at both the dam and on County Road 1670. Regardless of which parking area visitors set out from, they will be able to circle the entire lake on foot or bike thanks to the two pedestrian bridges that span the north and south ends of the reservoir.


For the Duck River Reservoir trail map, click here!