Hiking

The website RootsRated names 10 Must-hike Forever Wild Trails

Coldwater Mountain -- Although the 25-plus miles of trails were constructed for mountain biking, hikers may use the trails as well. Hikers should travel the trails in a counter clockwise direction. Trail map

Coon Creek -- Two trails at this tract give hikers good views of the property on both sides of the creek. The trails total about 5 miles and can be accessed from the main parking area.

Dothan Trails -- Features a 10-mile trail system for hiking and biking; consists of six separate trail loops linked together by connectors/bridges. Access is from three different trailheads: Beaver Trail Flats is located at 384 Narcisse Dr.; At 3636 Fortner Street, Dothan, Alabama, (across from the Crestwood Village subdivision) follow signs for Forever Wild East and West Trailheads.

Old Cahawba -- Old Cahawba has approximately 11.6 miles of trail in which hikers can walk through central Alabama prairie and pine woods habitats. Parking for the trails is located on Cahaba Road 1 mile west of the intersection with County Road 9.

Shoal Creek Preserve -- Two trails totaling 4.3 miles give hikers views of Shoal Creek, Indiancamp Creek, Lawson Branch, and Jones Branch, all on this small 300-acre property. Parking is located on County Road 61.

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve -- A total of 6.25 miles of trail highlight many of the unique aspects of the property. Five separate trails take hikers along Turkey Creek and over the small hill on the west side of the creek. The preserve trails can be accessed from multiple points along Turkey Creek Road in Pinson, Ala.

Splinter Hill Bog -- A 4.3-mile-long multi-use trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding goes through much of the bog. bog. Observers can view several of Alabama’s pitcher plant species. The trail can be accessed from parking areas on County Road 47 and Splinter Hill Road.

Walls of Jericho -- he Walls of Jericho has two hiking trails that start from the northern parking area on HWY 79. The Bear Den Point Trail heads east from the parking area and circles 4.7 miles around Bear Den Point. The Walls of Jericho trail heads west from the parking area down to Hurricane Creek then follows Turkey Creek into the Walls of Jericho. At Clark Cemetery hikers are given the option of an upper and lower trail taking them above or into the amphitheater respectively. This trip is 7 miles round trip and is considered a difficult hike.

Wehle -- A day-use hiking trail provides access seven days a week. Parking is available on Pleasant Hill Road. Three additional trails provide hiking opportunities on open weekends.