Wetumpka is a hub for numerous trail systems, including five statewide trail systems, as well as several regional trails. You’ll find pedestrian-friendly walking paths lead you to the Piedmont Birding Trail, part of the Alabama Birding Trail, where opportunities for birding abound in the area and can particularly be enjoyed at Corn Creek Wilderness Park, Gold Star Park in downtown, or at the historic Fort Toulouse/Fort Jackson State Park.
Part of one of the longest river trails in America, Wetumpka is the location of lower Coosa River portion of the Alabama Scenic River Trail.
Created by the UA Center for Economic Development, the Alabama Mural Trail is a statewide trail that shows the impact of placemaking on communities. Wetumpka’s murals are found in its historic business district.
Wetumpka is also on the Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail. An earthen mound created by the Mississippian culture is believed to have been built thousands of years ago and is located at Fort Toulouse/Fort Jackson.
Finally, the community’s addition to the Alabama Bass Trail, featuring 11 of Alabama’s premiere fishing lakes, is found at Lake Jordan. The downtown also hosts the Tulotoma Snail Trail, a cultivating place project created by Main Street Wetumpka, which uses art to tell the community’s history, helping to enhance and improve the downtown experience. Current “snail trail” locations can be found at the Elmore County Museum, Merchants Alley and two associated stops at Hotel Lancaster and Lock 31, as well as The Alleyway between Hill and Company.