Buck Island Trail

Buck Island trail is located on TVA's Guntersville reservoir in north eastern Alabama. Several years ago, a tornado tore across Buck Island and led to the closure of this trail until the downfall could be cleared away. Until the trail has had time to reestablish itself, be careful walking as the surface is uneven. This area has lots of rotting logs, which are great habitat for beetles, centipedes and worms as wells as ferns, mosses and tree seedlings. Stop and listen frequently as you hike the trail; songbirds and frogs thrive here. 

Amenities: parking, primitive camping

*The trail is currently closed for repair. Please check TVA's trail webpage for updates on TVA trails.

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Latitude: 34.407111 Longitude: -86.248846 Elevation: 611 ft

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Trail Distance

1.6 mile loop

Eco-Friendly Notes

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

ADA Accessibility Notes

Not ADA available

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.

How to Get There

This trail is behind the Guntersville Municipal Airport, just minutes north of Guntersville, Alabama, off Hwy. 79.

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