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Cooley Cemetery Trail

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking Trail or Trailhead

Come tackle this six-mile, linear trail that follows the shoreline of Guntersville Reservoir. Bring your boots, your mountain bike, or even your horse! The trailhead is on the south side of Guntersville Dam, about 6.5 miles north of Guntersville, Alabama.


ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA accessibility available

Cooley Cemetery Trail is located on TVA's Guntersville Reservoir in Northern Alabama. If you want to develop some endurance this is a good trail to do it whether on foot or on a mountain bike. The trail is also open to horseback riders. The terrain here varies, but most of the trail runs adjacent to the lake where you can find many great fishing spots. There are scenic views of the reservoir from several higher sections. If hiking in spring or fall, you'll enjoy the abundance of wildflowers that can be found along the trail. There are also some unique historical features here including two standing chimneys, the remnants of old home sites that were in existence before the dam was built.

For a longer adventure, find a remote camping spot and make a weekend of it. Areas farther along the trail are open to regulated hunting. For more information on undeveloped recreation opportunities on TVA public lands, visit

More information about TVA's trail, can be found on TVA Trails webpage.

Eco-Friendly Notes

TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.

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Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

Trail Distance

6 miles (one way)

Vertical Gain or Loss

moderate (~200 ft elevation change)

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