Rhododendron Trail

Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

Rhododendron Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Rhododendron Trail provides an easy-to-moderate walk through DeSoto State Park. The western section follows gentle rolling hills; the eastern section has the added challenge of large rocks and possibly downed trees. The trail is lined with rhododendron bushes that bloom in late spring. The path takes you past Indian and Lodge Falls.

Situated at an elevation of about 1,750 feet on top of Lookout Mountain, DeSoto
State Park includes the beginnings of Little River Canyon. The Rhododendron Trail gets its name, quite obviously, from the dense collection of rhododendron bushes that line the way, particularly along the banks of the west fork of the Little River.The off-white blossoms and their sweet fragrance fill the air in late spring, usually peaking by the third week of May.

Trail Surface: Primarily dirt path."

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Trail Information

Fort Payne
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,510 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,510 feet
Top Elevation
DeSoto State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Valley Head AL-GA, Jamestown AL-GA
Local Maps

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