John B. Scott Forever Wild Trail
The John B. Scott trail is 4.7 miles that weaves along the Tallapoosa River through old growth hardwoods and along several creeks. It crosses and briefly follows the old Double Bridges Ferry Road, now reclaimed by nature. This trail is easy to moderate in its difficulty and will immerse you in nature with woods, water and wildlife as it winds through the forest. The trail is named for a pioneer in Alabama conservation and a key figure in the legislation creating the Alabama Forever Wild program.
As you walk along the shoreline of Yates Lake and the Tallapoosa River, be prepared to witness Bald Eagles fishing or geese gliding in for a landing . You will not find in Alabama an area more rich in wildlife abundance and diversity!