Conecuh Trail. The name Conecuh is believed to be of Muskogee Indian origin. It means "land of cane," which is appropriate since the trail runs through canebrakes in several sections. The Conecuh Trail winds 20 miles through Alabama's coastal plain. The trail was built by the Youth Conservation Corps. Each year, beginning in 1976, the young people of the Corps extended the trail through park-like longleaf pine stands, hardwood bottomlands, and other plant communities of the Conecuh National Forest.
Experience the beauty of Blue Springs, a large natural spring of clear, icy blue water. The Conecuh Trail crosses streams at several points. Bridges have been built for the convenience of trail hikers.
The Conecuh Trail is open year round, but winter hiking is most pleasant when the weather is cooler and insects not so bothersome. Summers are hot and humid.
Conecuh Trail is a 20 mile easy to moderate hiking trail that visitors can enjoy all year. Hikers can view beautiful holly, flowering Dogwood, Longleaf Pine, Magnolia, and Cypress trees as they hike through the beautiful Conecuh National Forest. Picturesque Cypress ponds are especially scenic. The entire Conecuh Trail can be hiked in two days. Primitive camping is permitted at least 200 feet from the trail.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.