Best Dog Hikes Alabama

Best Dog Hikes Alabama

by Joe Cuhaj
Best Dog Hikes Alabama

Best Dog Hikes Alabama

by Joe Cuhaj


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Best Dog Hikes Alabama details the best dog friendly hiking trails in the Heart of Dixie. From mountain views to the coveted coast, there’s a trail for you and your trusty companions. Throughout are full-color photos and maps, helpful tips, and tailored hike specs with information on leash requirements, trail surface, other trail users, and more. You’ll also find important advice about hiking with dogs and preparation before you hit the trail. Grab the leash, don your pack, and get ready for an adventure that will have tails wagging for days to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493033942
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Series: Best Dog Hikes
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 665,726
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joe Cuhaj is an Alabama transplant, having grown up in Mahwah, New Jersey, near the Harriman/Bear Mountain state parks where his love of hiking and the outdoors began. He is the author of four editions of Hiking Alabama, Hiking through History Alabama, as well as Hiking the Gulf Coast. Joe lives in Daphne, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Map Legend x

Meet Your Guide xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Trail Finder xiv

Top Five Hikes xv

Before you hit the trail 1

Introduction 1

Why hike with your pup? 1

Alabama the beautiful 2

Flora and Fauna 3

Weather 4

Preparing to hit the Trail: Are they ready? 5

Training and trail acclimation 5

Food and exercise 6

Training regimen 6

Preparation and Safety 8

What to expect on the trail 12

Seasonal Nuisances 14

How to use this guide 18

The Hikes

North Region

1 Shoal Creek Preserve 22

2 Cane Creek Canyon Preserve 27

3 Plateau Loop 34

4 Honeycomb Trail 41

5 Tom Bevill Loop 46

6 King's Chapel Loop 51

7 Fails Loop Trail 55

8 Hurricane Creek Park 61

9 Fall Creek Falls 66

10 Caney Creek Falls 71

Central Region

11 Turkey Creek Nature Preserve 78

12 Chinnabee Silent Trail / Lake Shore Loop 82

13 Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve 88

14 Red Mountain Park 95

15 Waterfall Loop 102

16 Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park 109

17 Lakeside Trail 114

18 Piper Interpretive Trail 119

19 Flagg Mountain Loop 124

20 Lake Trail 129

21 Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail 133

22 John B. Scott Forever Wild Trail 138

23 Wood Duck Trail 143

24 Chewacla State Park 150

25 Bartram National Recreational Trail 157

26 Pines Trail 163

27 Frank Jackson State Park 170

28 Five Runs Loop 175

29 Conecuh Trail North Loop 181

30 Little River State Forest 186

31 St. Stephens Historical Park 191

Gulf Coast Region

32 George W. Folkerts Bog Trail 198

33 Pitcher Plant Loop 203

34 Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail 208

35 Muddy Creek interpretive Trail 213

36 Blakeley Delta Wetland Loop 218

37 Perdido River Trail Section 1 225

38 Blue Trail 231

39 Audubon Bird Sanctuary 236

40 Pelican Island 242

Appendix A Day Hike and campout checklists 246

Appendix B Trail emergencies and first aid 248

Appendix C Wildlife conflicts 251

Appendix D Sources for pooch gear, Useful websites. And books 254

Appendix E Bonus hikes at a glance 256

Appendix F Local interest trail finder 263

Index 264

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