Black Creek Trail

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Rank: #1 in the Noccalula Park area
#5 in AL, #208 Overall
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Jul 7 Green - Mostly Dry
Featured Ride in the area near Gadsden,
“A multi-use gravel path that winds and follows the Black Creek and Noccalula Falls Gorge.”
Greater Gadsden Area Tourism on Mar 13, 2014
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1.72.7 milesKilometers 35’11 m Ascent 680’207 m High 2% Avg Grade (1°)
0% Singletrack -153’-47 m Descent 533’162 m Low 9% Max Grade (5°)
Dogs must be on a leash. Open sunrise to sunset.
This is a very family friendly oriented crushed gravel pedestrian path, used by cyclists, runners, and walkers. Dogs are welcome but leash a leash is required. Terrain is easy with the exception of going down the mountain itself, you must return up the same path.
Need To Know
The trail is marked every tenth of a mile with markers for distance. Just remember that what you walk down you must also walk back up.
This a crushed gravel trail that is suited for all skill levels and is handicap accessible. The trail starts near the wedding chapel and Noccalula Falls. It winds alongside Black Creek with a viewing deck about halfway down the mountain. The viewing deck has picnic tables and trash cans for someone wanting to pack a lunch. The trail continues along the creek and flattens out at the bottom of the mountain for about one mile where it ends at the Etowah county rescue squad building. The trail is scattered with several wooden benches for rest stops and also has one spot where you can venture into the creek itself to cool off during hot summer days. This is 1.7 miles each way and can be accessed from either end.
History & Background
Take in the beautiful scenery that is Black Creek and Cascade Creek. The trails have a great view of the Noccalula Falls Gorge, and also several other large boulder formations in the creeks. During the fall and winter months, the fallen foliage reveals great views of the canyon itself and the beauty of the creek snaking through.
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PHOTOS of Black Creek Trail
  3.0 from 3 votes
trail from the lower end headed back towards the top of the trail. (Gadsden, AL)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Small creek crossing on the green trail. This crossing was hand built w... (Gadsden, AL)
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Trail near the lower end, close to the etowah county rescue squad. (Gadsden, AL)
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Switchback going towards the viewing deck! (Gadsden, AL)