Local Spotlight: Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails

Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails

If you’ve been aching to stretch your legs, or break out the bike again, Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails offer a scenic setting to do so. This 10-plus mile network of wooded trails gives hikers, bikers, and more a chance to reconnect with their roots inside Dothan’s city limits.

About the Trails

Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails at Beaver Creek wind through some of the beautiful backwoods of Southeastern Alabama wilderness. The trail system traces through a 387-acre tract of woodlands, partially managed by the city of Dothan.

The trail system, nestled between Flowers Chapel Road and Fortner Street, boasts six distinct trail loops, all connected via a set of bridges and junctions. Loops range from one to two miles in length, but the more adventurous can traverse the whole 10-plus mile system.

The mile-long bridges crossing Beaver Creek remain a main feature that many enjoy. Bike repair depots, along with changing rooms and wash stations, are sprinkled throughout Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails. The depots reside at each trailhead, as well as the boardwalk intersections. You can find the wash stations and changing rooms at the east and west trailheads.

What’s there to do at the trails?

Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails cater to hikers, bikers, birders, and trail enthusiasts, alike. A natural wonderland inside Dothan city limits, the trails will appeal to nature lovers of all stripes.

You can gaze out at the scenic landscape or watch for wildlife in the wetlands. In many spots, you can cross beautiful Bear Creek, enjoying the splendor and serenity. All in all, the trails offer a wonderful backdrop for a range of activities, from a simple stroll to a speedy session mountain biking. For instance, many hikers use Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails as a warm up to their upcoming Appalachian Trail expedition.

Highly accessible, Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails open at 6:30 a.m. daily and close at dusk.


In Dothan, there seems to always be something to do. You can keep active, and enjoy the beauty and simplicity of Southeastern Alabama wilderness, at Dothan’s Forever Wild Trails.

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