wonderful views of the lake, bird watching, wildlife
This trail follows the shore line along wheeler lake. Its a pretty hike with nice overlooks and plenty of wildlife. This park is not made for hikers. It is a resort park so don't expect alot of company on the trails, nor much support as far as maps. The one map I did find seemed to bear nothing in relationship to the actual trail length nor the trail location. However this little gem of a hike is very well maintained (almost too well in places it looked like the trail was cut by a small bulldozer) and it looked like it was rarely used. There were lots of little suprises on the way like some near record size trees and in one place something that looked like a remote weather station.
From the day use area there towards the picnic areas the trail jogs off to the right to follow the shore of the lake. Trail is clearly marked but poorly advertised. There are no signs pointing out how to get to the trail head, however once you find it there is a brown trail marker. Trail is blue blazed.
Park Office, (256) 247-5466