The Conecuh Trail winds 20 miles through the eastern portion of the Conecuh National Forest. The trail was built by the Youth Conservation Corps. Each year beginning in 1976, the young people of the Corps extended the trail through park-like longleaf pine forests, around sinkhole ponds, and across streams and bottomlands. The trail showcases the diversity of Conecuh ecosystems for the day hiker and backpacker.
The south loop of the Conecuh Trail leads to Blue Springs, a large natural spring of clear, icy blue water. The Conecuh Trail crosses streams at several points. Bridges have been built for the convenience of trail hikers.
Mountain biking is welcomed on the 10 miles of the North Loop and the 1.5 mile Lake Shore Loop at Open Pond. The remainder of the trail is reserved for hikers only.
The Conecuh Trail is open year round, but winter hiking is most pleasant when the weather is cooler and insects not so bothersome. Summers can be hot and humid. From mid-November through the end of January, hikers and backpackers should coordinate trips with the District Office to ensure compatibility with scheduled deer hunts on Blue Spring Wildlife Management Area.
At a Glance
|Open Season:||All year|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||In case of emergencies and/or road-side assistance, please contact 911.|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
Alerts & Warnings
- Emergency Closure of FSR 651
- PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING ATVs
- Rules for Forest Visitors
- Conecuh NF Temporary Closures
- POSTPONED Bankhead National Forest Youth Fishing Derby
- POSTPONED Conecuh National Forest Youth Fishing Derby
- Forest Service is hiring hundreds of foresters across the nation!
- Law Enforcement Prohibited Acts