Photo Credit: Dana Dobbins Photography 
In the photo: Some of our most valuable trail volunteers from the Mountain Lakes Cycling Club.

Lake Guntersville State Park has over 38 miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails among the 6,000 acres of land in and around the park.The park is always looking for assistance as anyone can be a sponsor of our trails by participating in our dirt pass program or becoming a trail volunteer.

Recently, State Parks announced the revitalization of its trails program under the leadership of Ken Thomas, DeSoto State Park Superintendent and newly appointed Trails Coordinator. The Dirt Pass will help fund that revitalization. Ken Thomas has been and will continue setting priorities for existing trail maintenance and the development of new trails that will benefit hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts in select locations.Since the opening of the first state parks in Alabama, trails have been a fundamental part of the park system’s mission to provide and maintain outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition to promoting a variety of health benefits, one of the best ways to protect and preserve state parks is to have visitors engaging with the trails. To learn more about the Dirt Pass Trails Team, call or visit one of the 10 state parks listed above or visitwww.alapark.com/Dirt-Pass. For State Parks contact information, visit www.alapark.com/alabama-state-parks-contacts