DeSoto Scout Trail Hike
It is a wonderful time to get out there & enjoy the scenery on the DeSoto Scout Trail!
For those not familiar with the DST, it connects 2 of the finest parks in the State: Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park. The trail follows the West Fork of Little River and traverses a varied terrain of ridges, valleys, rock formations, rocky plains, and sandy stretches. See original rockwork from the Civilian Conservation Corps era, wonderful views of Little River, and several wet-season waterfalls along the way.
This will be a moderate to strenuous hike along rocky terrain. This hike will be mostly in the DeSoto State Park section, with rugged, mountainous terrain and some steep inclines. See www.desotoscouttrail.com for info on the DeSoto Scout Trail.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Where: Meet at DeSoto State Park’s Country Store
Time: 9:00 a.m.-roughly 5-hour hike; 4 to 5 miles
Fee: Free and open to the public.
Things to bring: Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks/lunch, hiking poles/staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended)
Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures/weather. Rain gear might be advisable to bring along in case of inclement weather.
WEaTHER: As with all outdoor events, if it is stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please call the park before you leave home to check if the hike is still on.
Please note: Hike conditions will be posted the day before the hike on DeSoto State Park's Facebook page:
PLEASE RSVP by calling 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov
Directions to Desoto State Park:
Using a GPS or Phone to navigate to Desoto State Park can be unreliable. Please see http://alapark.com/parks/images/desoto/PDF-Files/Revised-Driving-Directions.pdf for a print-out PDF file of directions to DSP.