Boardwalk and Trails


In 2011 a 175 ft. boardwalk was added to the park. The boardwalk allows visitors to walk 20 feet above the ground, providing a top view of the ovens. Nestled among the trees, the boardwalk makes it easier to envision the larry cars that once traversed the top of the ovens dispensing coal in the top of the oven.

In addition to the boardwalk, 3,350 feet of crushed rock trails were opened. The trails weave through the park allowing ample room for exercising or observing the various species of birds, trees and wildflowers. Among the various wildflowers found in the park is the Alabama state wildflower – the Oak Leaf Hydrangea.

The boardwalk and trails were opened to the public on November 12, 2011. The new additions to the park were funded by a $100,000 Recreational Trails grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs with additional cost provided by the town of West Blocton.