North Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This trail is actually the northern loop of the Conecuh Trail. The loop provides 12 miles of easy walking that can be completed in one day. The path winds in and out of open forests and sections of dense, shady tree cover. You're likely to see plenty of wildlife. Eastern wild turkeys dart from the brush, and hawks sail overhead. Along the loop, away from campgrounds, there's a better chance of seeing an alligator—assuming you want to.
There is plenty to take in along this loop. Over its 12-mile length, you will be treated to large cypress ponds and marshes, wide-open spaces, thick forest, sandy trails, and opportunities to see wildlife. A state highway, AL 137, cuts the loop cleanly in half, seeming to create two distinctly different experiences.To the west, towering longleaf pines and grassland are home to woodpeckers and wild turkeys.The eastern side features a thick dogwood and magnolia forest with two large cypress ponds, blue herons, and, yes, alligators."