Truck Trail East

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Truck Trail East is a two-way trail located on the south side of the Tennessee River in Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. This smooth, easy rail follows along the Tennessee River, allowing ample opportunity to stop and take in the views. This is a popular trail for fishermen to park their vehicles along the river and dip a line in the water, and it is the perfect place to take the family for a quick sunset ride.

The section of this trail between Mussle Camp Road and Bluff City Road is smooth, graded gravel with just an occasional pothole. However, once you are east of Bluff City, it is much less maintained and mostly dirt. It can get muddy and slick if it has been raining. The section east of Bluff City is only open for a couple of weeks each year, February 10th through March 1st and October 1st through October 14th. The portion of this trail west of Bluff City is closed to motorized vehicles between October 14th and February 10th every winter but open otherwise.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is a 35,000-acre wildlife refuge located along the Tennessee River near Decatur, Alabama. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service manages the refuge, established in 1938 to provide a habitat for migrating and wintering birds.

It is essential to stay on the trail or risk losing access to this beautiful area.