When you come to hike on the Wind Creek State Park Trails, you'll be able to walk over hardwood ridges, by the shore of Lake Martin, and through some stands of pines. On the way, there are stunning wildflowers and a range of wildlife that you can view. The dirt pathways have a moderately difficult rating. You and your furry pal will get your exercise when you take advantage of the 5.6-mile network here. There are restrooms in the park.
The shorter of the two hiking loops is the Campfire Trail. Follow the yellow-blazed pathway through mixed hardwood and pine forest in the northern part of the park. In the spring, this route bursts with color from dogwood, hydrangea, and buckeye. You'll find a bunch of ferns growing about halfway through your trek here. At the end of the road, there's a stream crossing.
For a longer hike, take the 3.8-mile Alabama Reunion Trail by following the red trail markings. Like the Campfire Trail, this dirt pathway cuts through hardwood and pine forest. When you walk here, you'll see an old homestead and an abundance of wildlife. Watch for white-tail deer, bald eagles, and osprey as you wander through the woods.
Alabama State Parks are dog-friendly if your pups are always on leashes that are six feet long or less. Be respectful of the property by removing any waste that your furry friend leaves behind. Carry water with you for your outing. Note that the park's day-use area entrance fees are $2 for children and seniors and $5 for adults.
You and your special pal can get a good workout by hiking the trails in Wind Creek State Park. As you walk along the shoreline, you'll be able to catch puptacular views of Lake Martin. This area is part of Alabama's Piedmont Birding Trail and offers an outstanding area to watch for a variety of avian species. The park also has about 20 miles of trails for horseback riders.