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Bass Fishing and More, in the Great Outdoors

Marshall County is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream offering year-round activities, including scenic hiking trails, caving, birding, hunting, bass fishing, and a multitude of water activities on Lake Guntersville. Guides are available for everything from fishing and hunting excursions to overnight canoe and camping trips. So, come and enjoy Marshall County any time of the year for a relaxing weekend getaway or a weeklong vacation. We have plenty to keep you busy.


The area is home to a growing equestrian community and a variety of riding opportunities from guided trail rides to boarding and riding lessons are available. There are also trails accessible for public riding.

Horse enthusiasts come from all across the Southeast to compete in Arab’s one day horse show, held every summer at the city park. The show has been ranked by the Alabama Walking Horse Association as the best one-day horse show five out of the last 10 years.

Find more information about Horseback Riding and Boarding Locations.


The hiking trails in Lake Guntersville State Park traverse moderate to difficult terrain and cover over 36 miles of park property. They are multi-use trails, serving as hiking, biking, and horse trails. The trails are varied with some following alongside the banks of the Tennessee River, others lead to seasonal waterfalls and wildflowers, and some that peak your interest just by their name alone, such as the Old Still Path and the Moonshine Trail.

The trails differ in length from .5 miles to 3.5 miles yet connect with one another to form a loop of trails that add up to 36 miles. Enjoy a short 30-minute hike, guided Saturday morning interpretive hikes, or pack a picnic lunch and head out for a day exploring the ridges, waterfalls, and river in beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park. Visit the Lake Guntersville State Park website for a complete listing of all the trails at the Lake Guntersville State Park.

There are two other hiking trails in Marshall County that are each managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). They are the Cave Mountain Trail and the Cooley Cemetery Trail. More information on these trails, as well as maps, can be obtained by visiting the TVA website.


200 Gunter Avenue | P.O. Box 711 | Guntersville, AL 35976 | (256) 582-7015