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hiking
13 days ago

Great easy hike. Kids loved it!

2 months ago

Busy trail

3 months ago

Short, easy trail.

Great hike - more like 4.5 miles though. Beautiful scenery with the streams and bridges. Definitely a do over.

This was a good hike for our family with multiple children

Good loop. Nice adjacent streams. Once you are on Group Camp Road look for closed gate to parking lot. Seven Bridges Trail is just before gate but isn’t marked. Watch for bikes on this trail.

5 months ago

Live this trail

Great easy hike

hiking
8 months ago

Short trail that connects the park office area with the Alabama Wildlife Center, a hospital for injured wildlife. Name comes from a high boardwalk near the park office that features some caged birds (vultures, hawks, owls, etc.). Note that to do the 1.7 miles loop you also have to use part of the Yellow Trail, not just the Treetop Nature Trail. Nice hike if you are not up for some of the park's more challenging trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyed the hike. Pretty stout terrain. Definitely moderate. Not for beginners unless you enjoy being super sore.

hiking
10 months ago

Short, very easy trail. I'm an avid geocacher, and there are several caches hidden along this trail. Very nice walk in the woods!

hiking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

This was a very confusing situation. We went 5.5 miles and finally had to just walk on the road to get to the car because the park was about to close. It was probably about 7 miles rather than 3.6 as indicated. Beautiful terrain and more like 18 bridges rather than 7 as indicated. :-/. The last half was actually a bike trail that did not follow the path. It was a beautiful day though.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

We hiked this morning and the trail is well marked but some how a little confused, we stopped at the. Yellow and white mark.

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017

This is a nice warm up trail if you plan on hiking some of the more strenuous trails in the park.

amazing park, well organized. if you planing backcountry camping be at camping office no later than 9am.

Good trail many unmapped side trails nice lookout point

hiking
Monday, November 24, 2014

I hiked this trail and it turned out to be 8 miles. Pretty awesome morning hike. Be prepared for some elevation change. A good challenge for a novice hiker like me.

trail running
Sunday, February 23, 2014

Oak Mountain's White Trail (Shakleford) is accessible most easily from the North Trailhead near the camp area, or from Peavine Falls. Elevation is around 1200+ feet at its highest point. It is 6.3 miles from the trailhead to Peavine Falls. Great trail running. Some areas are a bit challenging on the descent amongst the rocky out cropping going up to the peak. Nice woods! Good year round. The complete loop can be done in 3.5-4 hrs with breaks. Take enough water and a snack. Dogs love the trail! Appropriate trail running/ hiking apparel is highly suggested. In the winter 32-40 oz of water suffices. In the summer I carry a 100 oz camelback hydration pack and an extra 20 oz bottle. A must for trail running enthusiasts.

camping
Friday, October 26, 2012

this is the first place that i actually backpacked into and camped the night at when i was in my teens. even though this website doesnt say it, there is pirimitive camping sites along the trails inside the state park.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Actually this is a state park so it's a collection of 5 hiking trails and 1 biking trail. There is a small fee of 3 dollars to get in but that is not that much compared to most parks. The trails are nice and most are pretty easy. The hardest one is also the shortest one which is almost straight up for 2 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

on Tree Top Nature Trail

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trail running
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