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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

11288 Horseshoe Bend Road

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park commemorates the place where over 800 Upper Creek warriors where killed by the army led by General Andrew Jackson. Today, the park, which contains part of the Tallapoosa River, is a popular place for daytime recreational activities including boating and shore fishing. A three-mile-long tour road and a 2.8-mile nature trail provide views of the ground where the battle was fought, and the visitor center contains more history on the battle for interested guests. The 2,040-acre national park is north along the river from Martin Lake and about 38 miles by car from Auburn.


Kristin Webb

Monday, June 11, 2018
Picture Perfect! We saw this place advertised online and though it was too good to be true, however, it was not!! This place is absolutely breathtaking and its free to access! There is a bit of a hike to get to the edge where you can see over, but it is worth it. I recommend quite a bit of water for the walk. We went up a little higher than most and just relaxed on the top of the rocks. It was one of our favorite sites thus far in Arizona!

Rebekah Huggins

Sunday, July 8, 2018
This is one of the best views ever! Be prepared for almost a mile hike from the parking area to the overlook, and wear appropriate shoes. It goes without saying that you need water especially in the summer. It is well worth the trip. There was construction when we were here in early June 2018, as they are preparing a walking trial with a guard rail. As others have said be careful on the edge.

Rohit Reddy

Friday, July 13, 2018
Beautiful place. Have to do a small doable hike to reach this place from the parking lot. Finding Parking spot may take time during the long weekends. Be careful while taking pictures once you reach the spot because there is no railing near it so there are chances of falling. There are restrooms near the parking but not so clean. Summers will be harsh so prepare for it by applying sunscreens! I saw awesome scenic view while driving towards vegas from horse shoe bend! Not able to capture that but saw it with my own eyes and trust me that was the awesome drive that you will ever have.

Justin Case

Sunday, July 1, 2018
The short hike from the parking lot was a nice. The hike back is what gets you. Give yourself some time if you are not use to the heat and an uneven surface. Once you get there it makes the hike worth it. The edge is a a little more past my comfort level. But you can get some amazing shots. Just be cautious of the over excited tourist. They tend to be unaware of their surroundings.

Ryan Smith

Friday, June 1, 2018
The Horseshoe bend observation is one of the few attractions in the local area that you don't need a ticket to go see (ahem... I'm calling you out Antelope Canyon :) but on the bright side it is actually extremely cool to see also. There is a bit of a hole to get there (5 minutes max). And it's more than worth the short walk. The scenery itself is very neat, and there are many different types of rock formations nearby which makes it even more cool to explore. I would recommend Horsebend to all, if you just want to see the bend, it'll take you 10-15 minutes tops to park, hike and see it and return to your car. We stayed out a bit longer because it's quite a beautiful sight.

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