Lickskillet Trail

Guntersville, Alabama

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A pleasant walk through the woods and some of the best views of Town Creek and Lake Guntersville are in store along this trail. The route provides a moderate hike for the first half of the trip over a long and often rocky climb up Bailey Ridge. Then the trail joins the easier Seales and Meredith trails to complete the loop. Lake Guntersville State Park is a favorite with tourists and residents year-round, and this is not surprising. Water-related activities on the 66,470-acre lake are almost endless: swimming, boating, water-skiing, and, of course, great fishing. The park also has an eighteen-hole golf course and pro shop, tennis courts, picnic areas, and campgrounds. The park has 31 miles of trails around the peaks, lake, and rivers.Among the trails is a half-mile nature walk, behind the park lodge, which serves up an overview of the local geology and natural life.Trails within the park are well maintained and clear of downed trees, limbs, and brush. Hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty.

Lickskillet Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A pleasant walk through the woods and some of the best views of Town Creek and Lake Guntersville are in store along this trail. The route provides a moderate hike for the first half of the trip over a long and often rocky climb up Bailey Ridge. Then the trail joins the easier Seales and Meredith trails to complete the loop.

Lake Guntersville State Park is a favorite with tourists and residents year-round, and this is not surprising. Water-related activities on the 66,470-acre lake are almost endless: swimming, boating, water-skiing, and, of course, great fishing. The park also has an eighteen-hole golf course and pro shop, tennis courts, picnic areas, and campgrounds. The park has 31 miles of trails around the peaks, lake, and rivers.Among the trails is a half-mile nature walk, behind the park lodge, which serves up an overview of the local geology and natural life.Trails within the park are well maintained and clear of downed trees, limbs, and brush. Hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Guntersville
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 620 feet
Top Elevation: 1,100 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lake Guntersville State Park
Local Maps: USGS Columbus City
Driving Directions: Directions to Lickskillet Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/17/2010
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This was a very nice trail with easy access from Guntersville Lake State Park camping area. It was actually right across the street from section B camping area. I walked Lickskillet to Meredith to cascades and cut thru to waterfall up to the lodge and then took lodge trail to lickskillet back to the campsite. I was out about 4.5 hours hiking solo at a pretty brisk pace. The herd of campsite deer seem to come down the lodge trail about an hour before dark. There were 12 of them including one small buck and 2 fawns (9 weeks old I was told). Lots of chipmonks and squirrels throughout the hike. They were doing a lot of bull dozer work up around the lodge so I assume they are trying to make that area less rustic, unfortunately.



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