James M. Scott Deadening Trail

The James M. Scott Deadening Alpine Trail

Challenging Trail Along Rocky Bluffs

The James M. Scott Deadening Alpine Trail is a 4.2 mile loop trail that is more challenging than the other trails created by CRATA, but also more rewarding.  You can take the crossover route and hike only 3.1 miles.  There is also an emergency trail to the parking lot at this location.

The cliffs of the Tallapoosa River, the Needles Eye, and Jasmine Bluff are just a few of the unique rock formations that await the hiker.  Spectacular vistas of Lake Martin, thickets of mountain laurel and rhododendron will delight the hiker in late April and early May.

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Distance: 3.6 Miles

Route Type: Loop

Elevation: 580 Feet

  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Forest
  • Views
  • Lake
  • Rocky
  • Dogs Welcome on Leash

CRATA boasts over 26 miles of well maintained and expertly marked hiking trails located around Lake Martin in Tallapoosa county and on the Tallapoosa river in Elmore county. No matter if you like rugged alpine-like trails or easy wooded trails, we have it all. The vistas and total immersion in nature on our trails are breathtaking and carry you back to simpler times when the Creek Indians and earlier settlers were roaming our area.

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