Ready for a furiffic day out in one of Alabama's most beautiful state parks? Considered the crème-de-la-crème of state parks, the Lake Lurleen State Park is a pup and nature lover's pawadise. Inside this pawnormous 1,600+ acre park lies a system of pup-friendly trails for you and your puppy pal to explore. The Storm Loop Trail is one such trail, where shady forests wind around and meet the calming shoreline of the lovely, 250-acre Lake Lurleen. The Storm Loop Trail is an optional trail, but a must-try nonetheless. To get there, you'll have to navigate your trail map and hike a couple miles. It's the pawfect trail addition to any one of Lake Lurleen's other wooftastic trails. See for yourself!
Funnily enough, the Lake Lurleen Storm Loop Trail is named after the recurrent weather-themed loop trail names, which you'll see marked on several trail signs. But that's not all! The Storm Loop Trail was also named in honor of the park manager, Mike Storm, who supported the vision and efforts of the trail's development led by volunteer leader Mike Smith.
The Storm Loop Trail offers a bit of extra fun and adrenaline for pups and their owners woofing for a quick challenge. The trail clearly splits off from the rigorous and pawpular 9-mile Tashka Trail. You can either join the Storm Loop Trail by hiking 8.8 miles of the Tashka Trail via the South Trailhead, or by hiking ruffly 2.2 miles from the North Trailhead. In both cases, the Storm Loop Trail offers you an extra section of the wilderness to be explored. You can either add the Storm Loop Trail to your already lengthy hike, or combine it with another short loop trail, which is especially convenient for families hiking with senior dogs, small puppies, or young children.
You and your canine pup will have a woofderful time discovering the quick and exciting Storm Loop Trail (just don't get caught up in a real storm while you're out there)!