Cooley Cemetery Trail

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 – or you can experience it on a horseback or a mountain bike. The trail terrain varies, but most of it runs adjacent to the lake and there are scenic views of the reservoir from many sections of the trail. There are opportunities to view several wildflowers in the spring and fall, wildlife viewing opportunities and scenic views from several overlooks along the trail.There are 2 standing chimney’s along this trail from old home sites that were in existence before the dam was built. Along the trail, you will notice a historic cemetery with graves dating from 1800's to early 1930's.

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

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Latitude: 34.418224 Longitude: -86.405146 Elevation: 660 ft


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Trail Distance

6 miles (one way)

Eco-Friendly Notes

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

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA accessibility 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 on the south side of Guntersville Dam about 6.5 miles north of Guntersville, AL off of HWY 69 (trailhead is on the right). Secondary trailhead can be reached from the end of Manchester Drive.

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