Desoto State Park

Yoga on the Mountain

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UPDATE (8/1/2020): Currently DeSoto State Park will be holding certain events during the month of August. Details are subject to change, any updates will be posted on the event pages on this website & our facebook event page. Campfire talks & serious skill series workshops are postponed until further notice. The events for the months of September & October will be updated soon. For current information on any event, please email

Yoga on the Mountain


(More classes & hikes may be added periodically)


POSTPONED Yoga on the Mountain: Dusk to Dark Yoga

 DeSoto Falls Picnic Area

Want to end your day in a positive way? Enjoy a yoga class along the banks of Little River, as the sun goes down and the full moon comes up. Experience the peace & quiet of the gloaming-time as yoga instructor Destin Padgett guides you with relaxing, alignment-based poses. Perfect for those beginning their yoga practice or for those wanting to try something new!

Classes are open to local residents and park visitors alike. No pre-registration required!

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. DeSoto Fall Picnic area, 7 miles from the main park area. Coordinates: 34.549124, -85.589668

Fee: 5.00 per participant per class. ($4.00 per vehicle to park in picnic area) Bring mat/towel & water. Some mats and props available for use. Classes can be booked for groups.

 For any information, email

If weather is questionable- check with DSP Lodge before coming: 256.845.5380


POSTPONED Yoga on the Mountain: Yoga Hike Along Little River

Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Experience yoga while enjoying the beauty that is Desoto State Park! Join instructor Destin Padgett and park naturalist Brittney Hughes for a great outdoor experience of strengthening yoga poses AND hiking along beautiful trails. This hike will be a mix of trail hiking with an outdoor yoga session. Combining hiking and yoga practice in the great outdoors confers benefits unmatched in any other setting. You get the light cardio and strength-building that hiking offers, the toning, flexibility, and relaxation that yoga offers, and the powerful connection to Mother Nature that being outdoors offers.

What to know: Yoga poses are alignment based which makes them perfect for those beginning or continuing their yoga practice. Wear closed-toe shoes & weather appropriate clothes; bring a hike-friendly yoga mat or towel if you wish (most poses will be standing poses), water and a snack.

About the hike: This hike is approximately 1 1/2 miles round trip, moderate. Trail weaves thru hardwood/pine mix forest with sandstone outcroppings & glades, Rhododendron & Mountain Laurel, a 1930s-era CCC trailside shelter, Indian Falls, & the West Fork of Little River.

Date: April 26, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Country Store on Co. Rd. 89-will caravan to Lost Falls Trailhead

Fee: $10.00 per person. Pre-registration is required, so we know how many to expect. Hike is open to ages 8 to adult. Email for more info or to pre-register.

Things to bring: Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks/lunch, hiking poles/staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended)

WEATHER: Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures/weather.  As with all outdoor events, if it is stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please call the park before you leave home to check if the hike is still on (256.845.0051)


Want a class or hike on another date? For scheduling of classes/hikes for any size group, email 



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