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The Dam Trail

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This trail features textured tread, a tight corridor and even tighter switchbacks.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Singletrack

525' 160 m

High

447' 136 m

Low

138' 42 m

Up

144' 44 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Dam Trail is an intermediate to advanced level trail. It has some really nice views from a short ridge top, and follows along the bank of Mud Creek. The trail passes the site of the old Williams & Owens Forge. There are still remnants of the box dam in the creek that once provided air blast for the furnace powered by a water wheel.

The trail connects to the Iron Works Loop, with the entrance and exit only about 30 feet from one another. It also is easily accessible from the Iron Runner Loop. The trail is only a couple miles long, but feels much longer. It will challenge your balance and slow-speed bike handling skills.

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Shared By:

Richard Russell

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#101

in Alabama

#6,947

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A secluded overlook provides a relaxing view of the shoals above Williams and Owen Forge Dam remnants.
Apr 18, 2016 near Lake View, AL
The Dam Trail was tight.
Mar 4, 2021 near Lake View, AL
Dam Trail
Dec 14, 2020 near Lake View, AL
The Dam Trail follows Mud Creek
Mar 4, 2021 near Lake View, AL
The Dam Trail follows Mud Creek
Mar 4, 2021 near Lake View, AL

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Sep 21, 2019
Mark Beesley