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By Patricia Stenger Sharpe

ISBN-10: 0817306900

ISBN-13: 9780817306908

A needs to for each critical walker, this convenient pocket guidie presents info at the many mountaineering trails to be had within the scenic nation of Alabama. An avid hiker herself, Pat Sharpe has been there, is aware the terrain, the flowers and the fauna, the pitfalls . . . and the fabulous fantastic thing about the country skilled from it mountain climbing trails. 

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All the trails in this book have been described as easy, moderate, or difficult. Easy trails are those that require only ordinary walking skills, demonstrate no appreciable gains or losses in elevation, and have pathways clear of obstructions. Moderate trails may require some small gains in elevation and minor scrambling over rocks, tree roots, or brush, and since the pathways are not as clear, some exertion will be necessary. Difficult trails are those that have considerable gains and losses of elevation and require advanced hiking skills and much exertion for boulder scrambling and pathway clearing.

This short moderate trail winds around and through huge cliffs and rock formations and traverses a small creek. The trail ends with a view of the western portion of the canyon. While not an Page 37 arduous climb, the trail necessitates careful walking around the rocky areas and through the creek crossing. Lookout Mountain Trail Lookout Mountain Trail is an ambitious enterprise that was begun by the former Alabama Appalachian Association and the Lookout Mountain Trail Association. Upon completion, this trail will be one of the South's longest and most scenic, stretching from Noccalula Falls in Gadsden, continuing across the northwestern corner of Georgia, and concluding some 100 miles north atop Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain at the Chickamauga National Military Park.

3 miles Description: This loop, the longest trail in the park, begins and ends off the service road near the lodge tennis courts. The trail is much the same as others in the park but has better views along the lakeshore. The pathway, blazed intermittently in yellow, is heavily wooded and overgrown in places but is not difficult to follow. Since it connects with Pine Bark Trail by a small bridge and almost connects with Wheeler Trail via the service road, a longer hike can be made by combining the three paths.

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Alabama Trails by Patricia Stenger Sharpe

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