Horseshoe Bend Loop

Alexander City, Alabama 35010

Horseshoe Bend Loop

Horseshoe Bend Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An easy walking trek, the Horseshoe Bend Nature Trail loops around the site of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, a bloody and decisive battle that led to the end of the Creek Indian War but also shaped the course of history for the tribes of the region over the next few decades, culminating in their removal from the land over the “Trail of Tears.”

Stepping out of your car at the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, you will be immediately struck by the silence, the quiet serenity that surrounds you. Today only the occasional festival or reenactment disrupts the solitude, but just over one hundred years ago the scene was quite different when a bloody battle was waged here that helped seal the fate of Native Americans. The park is located on the flat section of a U-shaped bend in the Tallapoosa River near Alexander City."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"This easy trek takes you along gravel paths across forested hillsides. The trail uses interpretive exhibits to trace the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, which ended the Creek Indian War in 1814 and started General Andrew Jackson on the road to fame, and ultimately the White House. The path at Horseshoe Bend Park passes most of the exhibits that describe the battle. At each exhibit, signs describe what to look for. There are benches for rest, and a roof over each exhibit for shade. Pick up a free brochure from the visitor center before starting out. The brochure describes the exhibits and the battle in more detail. A ten-minute slide show at the visitor center gives an overview of the battle and the park."

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this is a great short hike in the horseshoe bend national park. nothing too terrible, with decent signage to explain the importance of the area. went on a beautiful sunday for a walk in the woods. plenty of open space, too, for a picnic or kite flying.

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Trail Information

Alexander City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Horseshoe Bend NMP, 11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Daviston 36256; (256) 234-7111;
Local Contacts
USGS Buttston, AL; DeLorme: Alabama Atlas & Gazetteer, page 39, D8; trail map and brochure available at the visitor center
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