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Wading and Crossing in Central Alabama

52 Weekends on the Water
On the Alabama Scenic River Trail, there’s something new to experience every weekend of the year.
Wading and Crossing in Central Alabama

Central Alabama

Bodies of Water to Explore

Sipsey Fork, Smith Lake, Graves Creek, Sand Valley Creek

Best Season


Skill Level

Paddles: 1 – no skill, desire to learn; 2 – moderate, knowledge needed; 3 – advanced, know whats up


29.7 miles

Trip Duration

2 Day

Recommended Put In & Take Out

No recommendation

Outfitters Nearby

Trip Summary

Bugtussle, AL is where your fly-fishing adventure begins. With the knowledgeable guides at Riverside Fly Shop, you’ll be catching trout in no time. A nice sunset walk and dinner at Brothers on Smith Lake rounds out day one. Let’s explore the covered bridges of this area the next day. Stops at Mardis Falls and Palisade Park between the Covered bridges is sure to bring Zen to your life.

Trail Highlights

Day 1

Day 2

  • Stop 2: Kind Kup to Mardis Mill Falls
  • Stop 3: Easley Covered Bridge
  • Stop 4: Soda at Millers Soda Shop then to Palisades Park Mediation Point
  • Stop 5: Horton Mill Bridge

Side Ventures & Optional Activities to Add to Your Trip

Bonus Sightings

  • Indian Head Rock cliff jumping
  • Co Rd 222 Big Bridge

Non-Paddler Recommendations

No recommendations

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