Men, you are invited to join us on Saturday, February 3, for a day of fellowship and adventure as we explore the Deadening Alpine Trail along the shores of Lake Martin in Elmore County.  There is no cost, but advance registration is required.


The hike is a scenic loop trail that is about 4.2 miles long.  It is a somewhat challenging trail with several uphill and downhill sections. The first half of the hike goes through a pine forest before reaching the shore of Lake Martin.  The second half of the hike traverses several scenic bluff areas along the shore while climbing and descending several hills.  We will stop at one of these scenic overlook areas for a lunch break and a devotional time together.  Click here to learn more about the trail.


This trip is open to all men.  In addition, dads are welcome to bring their sons with them.  However, we recommend this hike for those ages 8+ due to the strenuous nature of this trail and the presence of several steeper cliffs along the path.

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, in the Gateway parking lot to carpool to the trailhead which is north of Tallassee. It will take about an hour to get there.  If you prefer, you may meet us at the trailhead.  If you elect this option, please plan to be at the trailhead by 10:15 a.m.  We should return to Montgomery by late afternoon.

We will provide a group first aid kit and insect repellent.

You will need to bring with you:

    • Lunch for while on the trail and high-protein snacks  (energy bars, beef jerky, trail mix, sandwich, etc.)
    • Water
    • Small backpack to hold your water, snacks and lunch
    • Light-colored, comfortable clothing – synthetic works best but cotton is fine for a day hike
    • Sunscreen and a hat
    • Hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes with good soles
    • Poncho or rain jacket if there is a chance of rain


    There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.


    If you have questions or need more information, contact Mike Presley.  We hope you can join us!