Experience the City of Eufaula's natural beauty and rich history with your pupperino when you embark on the Yoholo Micco, the Creek Indian Trail! Stretching 2.5 miles in east central Alabama, this paved rail trail is named for Creek Indian leader Chief Yoholo Micco, also commonly referred to as Chief Eufaula.
To begin your adventure, head to downtown Eufaula to find the trailhead in front of the Eufaula/Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. It's not long before the trail winds along the shoreline of Lake Eufaula, eventually crossing the water via an old railroad trestle. You and Fido might want to slow down a bit at this part to admire the pawsome views! After crossing the lake, the trail leads into residential areas, before coming to an end at the Old Creek Town Park.
Be sure to check out the nature trails adjoining the main paved trail as well! Many pleasant surprises await you and your pooch on these side trails, including a bald eagle's nest, a beautiful waterfall in an old hardwood forest, a 100-year-old wall, and the historic Fairview Cemetery.
In addition to hiking, running, and biking, the Yoholo Micco Trail is also pawfect for birdwatching. Migratory birds are abundant in the spring and fall, and you'll have no problem spotting winter birds as well. Some of the species that can be seen along the trail include pileated woodpeckers, common ground doves, anhingas, and common loons.
After successfully completing the trail, congratulate yourselves by sharing a healthy snack in the picnic area of the Old Creek Town Park. Or take a leashed stroll around the 205-acre site, if Fido is up for more walking. Wherever you go, always keep your pup leashed and clean up after them!
Whether you're a nature lover, history buff, or bird enthusiast, you'll definitely enjoy the Yoholo Micco Trail with your four-legged pal!
Shade is limited in some parts of the trail, so don't leave the sunscreen at home! Also bring enough water for both you and your furry friend.