Crata (The Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association)

We are proud and excited to talk about Crata CRATA has partnered with Forever Wild to design and build several miles of new trails.

If you would like to participate in this project, call (334) 541-2729 or e-mail crata.org@gmail.com

 

 Their Vision (from their web site)

As citizens of Central Alabama, we envision a footpath trail accessible from public roads and waters, with varied physical and visual features that will stimulate and provide opportunities for people to retreat to nature and environmentally protect this unique alpine area of the Tallapoosa River Valley. We envision the establishment of such a trail helping promote the general health of its users and providing opportunities for recreation through efforts in planning, constructing and using the trail. We envision attracting trail users that will in turn stimulate economic entities that lend themselves to such individual, family, and community outdoor activity. We further envision this trail as a venue for educational opportunities in natural environments.

Crata's Mission (From their web site)

Crata is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to planning, building, and maintaining a footpath only trail. This trail is to be free of bicycles, motorized vehicles, horses, or other pack animals and utilized in a manner that will help preserve and promote the natural beauty of the flora, fauna, and other unique features of the Tallapoosa River Valley near the southeast shore of Lake Martin known as Cherokee Ridge, and Smith Mountain, near Dadeville, Alabama.

Forever Wild Yates (From their web site)

The Forever Wild Yates Lake property, a 6,000-acre tract in east Elmore County, will soon be developed with some outstanding new trails.

CRATA has partnered with Forever Wild to design and build several miles of new trails.

The first trail will be about 5 miles of the old railroad bed between Kent, AL and Martin Dam.

The trail will feature a riverside park at the north trailhead near the dam. Several other trails such as one that will lead to Saddle Rock will divert from the railroad trail and back to parking lot. The biggest highlight of the trail will be construction of the longest pedestrian suspension bridge east of the Mississippi, which will span Channahatchee Creek. A preliminary design for the bridge has been completed and cost estimates are underway,.

If you would like to participate in this project, call (334) 541-2729 or e-mail crata.org@gmail.com

Contact Crata

Download Dues Application

If you would like to join CRATA, work on the trail or just hike or need more information, write or e-mail. 

Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association
Attn: Jimmy K. Lanier
P. O. Box 240503
Eclectic, AL 36024
334-541-2729 or 334-462-8565 (cell)
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Contact Us at crata.org@gmail.com