Cutchenmine Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Cutchenmine Trail, once a mining road, follows the banks of Lake Guntersville, going through a dense forest of hickory, maple, and beech trees. The highlight of this trip in Lake Guntersville State Park is the wildlife, which include herons and ducks. The trail is a prime location for spotting eagles. Trail Surface: Dirt footpath.
Mining in Alabama goes back to the mid 1800s, when large deposits of coal and iron were discovered throughout what became known as the state’s “black belt.”A miner by the name of Cutchen, looking to transport his loads of coal to buyers, built the original roadway along Berry Point and the banks of Lake Guntersville. Today that roadway is the scenic Cutchenmine Trail."