Through its acerage, hikers will walk through a coastal plain pine forest of towering longleaf pine, past cypress swamps and pitcher plant bogs, and winding creeks and blue spring ponds.The forest is home to many forms of plant and wildlife including the rare red cockaded woodpecker.
If you're looking for a backpacking trip in south Alabama, look no further than Conecuh which is home of the 20-mile long Conecuh Trail. The path is a perfect "starter" trail for beginners and veterans alike.
North Loop / North Conecuh Trailhead:
From Andalusia take US 29 south 9.7-miles. Turn left and head southe on AL 137 4-miles. The parking area and trailhead will be on the left.
Open Pond / Southern Conecuh / 5-Runs Trailhead:
From Andalusia take US 29 south 9.7-miles. Turn left and head south on AL 137. Travel 5-miles and make a left onto CR 24 (east). Travel .5-miles and make a right onto FS 336A (CR 28) south. Come to a "Y" intersection at the fee-station. Take the left fork and travel .1-mile. Turn right. The parking area is the dead-end of this road.
Wiki on Conecuh National Forest