Yoholo Micco Trail traverses some 3.2 miles through grassy meadows, mixed woodlands, past a (hidden) waterfall, across a former railroad bridge skirting the shoreline of Lake Eufaula, then through a residential section of the historic City of Eufaula, before terminating at Old Creek Town Park. This Eufaula Rails-to-Trails project was renamed Yoholo Micco Trail in honor of Yoholo, the Creek Chief of Old Eufaula Town. (Micco is the Muscogean [Creek] word for chief.)
The paved, level trail incorporates most of the habitat types found in the Eufaula area. You can see a broad variety of species along the path, and it is probably the best location in the area to spot migrants in spring and fall. Winter birds are also plentiful. The most interesting species may be the nesting pairs of Bald Eagles and Ospreys. You can spot everything from Pileated Woodpeckers and Winter Wrens to Anhingas and Common Loons along the trail at some time of the year. Interestingly, this is a good and reliable location to see Common Ground Doves, which may be spotted at the edges of the trail or sometimes perched along the power lines and fences.
The trail may be thought of as a stand-alone site or, due to the proximity, as an adjunct to the Old Creek Town Park. Either way, this is an easily accessed trail that offers first-rate birding opportunities when in Eufaula.
Directions: Begin at the intersection of US 431 and US 82 in Eufaula (Barbour County – all visitor services available). Go north one block and turn right (east) on East Broad Street. The trailhead is on the left (north) side of the road shortly after the second left turn (Orange Avenue). There is a second point of entrance at the far end of the trail, near the southwest end of Old Creek Town Park at Lake Drive, 2 ½ blocks east of US 431.
GPS: 31.8932043 -85.1402794
Yoholo Micco Trail
333 E. Broad Street
Eufaula, AL 36027