Lake Lurleen Tashka Trail

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Trail Distance: 9 miles
Time Estimate: 4 hrs 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 967 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
Discover the expansive Lake Lurleen State Park, set on over 1,600+ acres of wilderness area on the shores of the pristine Lake Lurleen. Lake Lurleen can be explored best by hiking one of its pawrific hiking trails. For eager beginner or experienced hikers, we recommend the wooftastic Lake Lurleen Tashka Trail! This hike begins where the shorter 2-mile Lakeside Trail ends. The Tashka Trail is truly for pups who don't want to stop exploring and have the energy to keep going! While pawpular, the Tashka Trail hardly gets overpawpulated. Enjoy the woof-taking, scenic views of the forest scenery and Lake Lurleen on this pup-friendly hike! A small fee is required upon entry.


The Tashka Trail is great for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The trailhead begins where the smaller Lakeside Trail ends, just west of the South Trailhead and just beyond the dam spillway. The main attraction of the state park is the 250-acre Lake Lurleen, which you'll get to see often on your rigorous 9-mile trek. The Tashka Trail winds up and down, with several vista points overlooking Lake Lurleen. Most hikers will find this leg of the trip challenging, so take several rest stops along the path to rehydrate as you marvel at the scenery. Mid-way into the trail, you'll see signs marked for the optional 3-mile Five Oaks Loop Trail. If you choose not to take the additional trail loop, the next chance to take a detour is at the Tornado Loop Trail, ruffly 5.2 miles further along the Tashka Trail.

Dog owners are asked to always keep pets on-leash. All trash taken in must be taken out, so keep that in mind before you begin your 9-mile journey. If you wish to extend your hike, optional trails fork off the Tashka Trail, such as the Tornado Loop, Storm Loop, and Lightning Loop Trails. There's truly no shortage of pawsome activities and dazzling sights to see for you to enjoy both along the Tashka Trail and within the Lake Lurleen State Park! Come out and enjoy a day or weekend trip with your explorer pup!

Trail Features
Loose Terrain, Muddy, Steep Inclines, Forest, Lake, Diverse Landscape
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The Tashka Trail section along Lake Lurleen can be challenging for beginner hikers and easily tired pups, as there are long stretches of steep grades and descents, in addition to loose gravel and sandy terrain. Beware, no shortcuts are available to either trailhead once you begin your journey on the 9-mile Tashka Trail, so go prepared. Advise a friend or family member of your hiking plans as you will be in the wilderness.
Address
13226 Lake Lurleen Road
Coker, AL 35452
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 7:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 7:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 7:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 7:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
13226 Lake Lurleen Road
Coker, AL 35452
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 7:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 7:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 7:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 7:00 AM - Sunset