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Easy trail with a few technical ones here and there - mixes with dirt roads - hard to get lost - best trail runs anywhere near mobile - I always park right at this trail head where the attached directions take you - it is 4 dollars per person to enter the state park
The beginning of the trail is a little tough for my seven year old due to the slop and the tree roots, but the end is worth every penny. The view was amazing and we have some great pictures of the kids! Just be sure to pay close attention to the red markings on the trees. The trail is pretty easy to follow, but at the end you could make a wrong turn if you are not paying attention.
Great place we parked at Borden creek trail head and hiked up 224 it was the most boring trail we encountered nothing but scrubby brush and boring trail... We then turned left on 204 which was much nicer hardwood timber but nothing extraordinary until we come out ontop of the waterfall (dry right now) close to the giant poplar tree it was awesome. We then continued down 209 there was much to see along it following the river we made camp right after we past the turn off for 202 we woke up the next morning and hiked down to 200 and followed it encountering a cave you had to crawl through on the trail to continue. 200 carried us right back to our starting point. I don't know how many miles we did but we hiked a total of 11.5 hrs
Very nice forest hike in the middle of the city. It is quite and only occasional distant traffic can be heard. Be prepared to lose the trail along the Water Line section and forge your own way. The AllTrails app helped me get back to the main trail, which was more well-traveled and marked. The first section is overgrown and I didn't see trail markers along that portion, so I followed the rock and boulder path. That section is very steep. It was challenging, but enjoyable.
I loved this trail! It's October so the leaves are changing. We've been in a drought so most of the water was dried up, so we took the opportunity to climb up and into where the pools normally are. Very neat and interesting to explore those areas. I wouldn't call this trail hard, but it's not a walk in the park either. definitely worth the trip for me!
Nice place me and my wife went first hiked in the Al side and camped and hiked out the same way.... About a month later me and a co worker went and hiked in the Tn side and camped it was a much nicer trail than the Al side.... I was really expecting more when I went the first time I think my expectations were just to high. It's worth seeing for sure
I love this trail system. Parts are really difficult, and parts are easy. If you loop the entire preserve, it's 5 miles. Unfortunately, the great bridge that crossed the creek near the Simmons Middle School trailhead has been washed away. But as dry as it has been lately, taking the Orange Trail is no problem and there are several places to cross over to the Blue Trail or other trails without getting wet. I've placed pictures of the waterfall which right now is not much more than your kitchen sink! It's still a beautiful area.