The Alabama Scenic River Trail opened in June of 2008 as a recreational and tourism trip destination for paddled and powered boats. At approximately 631 miles in length (the suitability of various river channels will vary the exact route for different types of watercraft), the trail is considered to be the longest in a single state in the U.S.
The Trail begins at the point where the Coosa River enters Alabama just northeast of Cedar Bluff, and continues down the Coosa River to its confluence with the Tallapoosa near Wetumpka. From this conjunction the trail follows the Alabama River to its junction with the Tombigbee/Warrior system just north of Mobile.
The Trail then proceeds along the Mobile River and through the Tensaw-Mobile Delta, along the Tensaw River and its tributaries to Mobile Bay. To avoid maritime traffic, paddle boats such as canoes and kayaks follow a slightly different route to the Trail's terminus at Fort Morgan.
The Trail is designed to be clean and hospitable, and activities of the Trail Association will include conservation stewardship, and outreach projects, to ensure the Trail's family-friendly aspect.
For more information about the Alabama Scenic River Trail and to plan your trip, visit the Alabama Scenic River Trail official website. Another website which includes information about the Alabama Scenic River Trail is National Recreational Trails website.