Cherokee Bluffs Dam Railroad Trail

Alabama

0 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Print
Complete
Favorite
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favourite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Cherokee Bluffs Dam Railroad Trail Facts

States: Alabama
Counties: Elmore
Length: 2.7 miles
Trail end points: Trailhead at Goldmine Road and Channahatchee Creek
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 12682597
Activities:

Photos

This trail does not have any photos yet.
Be the first to add one!

Upload Photo

Cherokee Bluffs Dam Railroad Trail Description

The Cheorokee Bluffs Dam Railroad Trail is located in the Yates Lake Forever Wild Wildlife Management Area in Elmore County. The WMA is located on the west side of Martin Dam, and consists of longleaf pine and old growth forests on the west side of Yates Lake. The railroad that once occupied this route originally stretched from Kent to the river's edge and was used to transport materials for the construction of the dam in the 1920s. Once  construction was complete, the railroad was abandoned.

There are two railroad branches - one is the high-line branch which ascends a half-mile up Saddle Rock Mountain. The low-line branch is the 2.7 mile path that leads all the way to Channahatchee Creek. Plans are in place to build a bridge across the creek and extend it into Kent, for a total of 4.3 miles (the original railroad stretched 6 miles).

The Cherokee Bluffs Dam Railroad Trail is a rustic trail through a serene and scenic natural area. The trail intersects with a loop trail in the WMA, the John B. Scott Forever Wild Trail. Hikers are advised to stay on the path and wear bright orange during designated hunting seasons.

Parking and Trail Access

At present, this is an out-and-back trail, and the only trailhead is located on north parking lot on Goldmine Road. From Montgomery, AL, take US 231 N for 10 miles, and then turn right onto State Route 170 E. Stay on SR 170 E for another 10 miles. Continue onto SR 63. Turn right onto E Cotton Road and drive for 4.9 miles to SR 229. Make a left turn, then turn right onto SR 50; follow it to Martin Dam Road. The trailhead is on the right side.

 

 

Reviews

Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
  •  
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple

OR