Trails

Cussetah Bottoms Boardwalk Trail 

  • Open Season: Open year round 
  • Length: 0.5 miles 
  • Location of trail: Refuge Headquarters 
  • Surface: Paved, Boardwalk 
  • Difficulty: Easy, ADA Compliant 
  • Information: This elevated boardwalk is a great place to view wildlife in a bottomland hardwood forest. Be sure to stop at the photo/observation blind located nearby. The 1,200-foot long boardwalk and trail wind through the bottomland hardwood forest. As visitors meander throughout the trails and boardwalk, there are interpretive panels, resting decks, benches, a pavilion, restroom and observation blind. Look for great egrets and red-tailed hawks scanning the wetland for their lunch and see if you can identify the dragonflies that flit from one area to the other along the boardwalk. 

Coalton Bottoms Railroad Trail and River Overlook 

  • Open Season: Open year round 
  • Length: 0.5 miles to the Overlook. 1 mile round trip 
  • Location of trail: 1.5 miles south of Lavender Road. Follow signs on Coalton Road to the trailhead. 
  • Surface: Gravel 
  • Difficulty: Easy, ADA Accessible 
  • Information: This trail was a railroad grade used to haul coal out of the area at one time. Today, the old railroad bed has been converted to a half-0.5 mile trail that will take you along a beautiful wooded ridge near the Deep Fork River. 

Honey Creek Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.11
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Girl Scout Trail Loop

Trail Length (mi)
0.39
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Clear Lake Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.97
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Montezuma Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.13
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Natureworks Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.88
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Okmulgee Creek Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.80
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Railroad River Overlook Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.71
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River Bend Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.24
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Rocky Shoals Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.31
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Sharp Bridge Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.60
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South Donehey Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.44
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Cussetah Bottoms Boardwalk Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.35
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Education Deck and Photo Blind Trail

Open Season: Open year round Location of trail: Refuge Headquarters Surface: Paved, Boardwalk Difficulty: ADA compliantInformation: This elevated boardwalk is a great place to view wildlife in a bottomland hardwood forest. Be sure to stop at the photo/observation blind located nearby. The 1,200-foot long boardwalk and trail wind through the bottomland hardwood forest. As visitors meander throughout the trails and boardwalk, there are interpretive panels, resting decks, benches, a pavilion, restroom and observation blind. Look for great egrets and red-tailed hawks scanning the wetland for their lunch and see if you can identify the dragonflies that flit from one area to the other along the boardwalk. 
Trail Length (mi)
0.31
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
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Cottonwood Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.38
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