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A great asset in the North Jefferson Area, this section is enjoyable alone or with the whole family.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Doubletrack

626' 191 m

High

511' 156 m

Low

215' 65 m

Up

100' 30 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly The grade of this trail is less than 1.5%; well-maintained, wide, and safe from vehicles.

No motorized vehicles; Black Creek Park closes at 10PM.

Description

This is the third segment (3.5 mi) of the Five Mile Creek Greenway District's Rail to Trail project, and the first to be completed. The segment is the Fultondale portion of the project. The trail is relatively flat and very family-friendly. You start at Black Creek Park and also pass by the Fultondale children's park and dog park.

This is an old mineral rail line – know as the CSX Transportation (CSXT) “Cane Creek Branch” - which runs 16.5 miles from Fultondale to where Five Mile Creek joins the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River. Since 2003, the Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership has worked to make this rail line the backbone for a network of parks and trails.

The Five Mile Creek Greenway District was incorporated in March 2010 to acquire, develop and manage the Five Mile Creek Rail Trail. Member cities include: Center Point, Tarrant, Fultondale, Brookside, Graysville, and Gardendale.

See this map for an outline of the planned route in its entirety.

Contacts

Shared By:

David Crockett

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Riding with my dearest wife and one of my daughters.
Sep 16, 2016 near Fultondale, AL
A great photo of the trail from Jeremy Richter!
Sep 16, 2016 near Fultondale, AL
Running in the summer always waiting on fall.
Sep 16, 2016 near Fultondale, AL
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Oct 15, 2020
Caleb Light
my wife and I took this trail out and back and LOVED it! Absolutely perfect for beginners like my wife. A relatively flat trail with few obstacles… 7mi — 1h 20m
Feb 11, 2018
Nick Blackstock
Did this trail around 4pm in light rain, starting at Coalburg while making small sightseeing detours down towards the parks. 8mi
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