At just shy of 10,000 acres, with 50 trails of varying lengths and levels of difficulty, the Oak Mountain State Park is one of Alabama's most popular locations for hiking, as well as biking. Beginner hikers have short loop options, while experienced hikers will enjoy the possibilities for longer overnight backpacking trails.
Twenty trails offer twenty-two miles of hiking, from easy to extremely difficult. There is much to explore if you are interested in a simple stroll through the gorgeous natural surroundings. However, if you are looking for a challenge, the 5.5-mile Arrowhead Trail will present even the most seasoned hikers with some trials.
This park, located at the confluence of the Tombigbee and Alabama River gives a unique perspective of the area. This Mobile Bay watershed area is rife with natural wonders and is a habitat for numerous bird species. Two self-guided trails with boardwalks wind through the wetlands providing glimpses of such treasured birds as Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, American White Pelicans, and Clapper Rail.