TVA Nature Loop

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TVA Nature Loop


Colbert County, Alabama; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Hiking; Pet Friendly


The TVA Nature Loop is a 2.5 mile loop trail on TVA protected land. Overall, there are roughly 11 miles of footpaths in the area. The loop is around a section of the TVA reservation. The path is well paved and taken care of. People with disabilities should be able to navigate along the path. The park is pet friendly. One of the most interesting features of the trail is the old railroad bridge. The bridge once crossed the expanse of the river from Muscle Shoals to Florence. The bridge originally had an upper and lower deck. People, carriages, and animals could travel along the bottom deck while trains crossed across the top. Now only a portion of the bridge still exists and has been renovated for the walking trail. The bridge is a popular spot for pictures in the area.


Carrie Keener, University of North Alabama

Source,. 2015. 'Trail Details: National Recreation Trail Database'.
Gunther, John. 1953. 'The Story Of The TVA'. Book. Florence. William Lindsey McDonald Collection. UNA Special Archives.,. 2015. 'TVA Nature Loop'.


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


December 1, 2015