The Alabama Scenic River Trail
The Alabama Scenic River Trail is the longest and most experience-diverse river trail in America, from mountain streams to multi-class white-water rafting to river delta and the salty waves of the Gulf of Mexico.
The paddling and powerboat experiences to explore are along over 5,300 miles of accessible waterways with over 50 adventure services to entertain you. There is an organised network of volunteer Trail Angels who will help you plan your journey. We have amenities and campsites to support everything from long-distance touring to organised paddles and races. You can have an overnight trips or any kind of day trip you might imagine – there really is something for everyone!
The Great Alabama 650 – the world’s longest annual paddle race
Every September you can test your strength, endurance and mental fortitude in the toughest paddle race in the United States. This epic adventure takes racers along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail, the longest river trail in a single state. From rushing white-water to the ambling river delta, the race will challenge even the most experienced paddler. In true Alabama fashion, racers will also encounter southern hospitality from “Trail Angels” – paddlers and river enthusiasts who offer assistance throughout the trail. This race is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience that will not soon to be forgotten! This is also a great spectator event if you don’t wish to participate.
For more information on the River Trail or the Great Alabama 650 visit alabamascenicrivertrail.com.