It was good for what it is the trail is more of a path until the end of you go past the first overlook there’s a second one and a trail that takes you down to the river!

This really isn’t terribly well maintained and I wouldn’t advise taking a wheelchair on it.

walking
1 month ago

The walk/hike out is pleasant enough, but the foliage obscures the view of the river until you get to the overlooks....at least during the summer. Other writers are correct about the last half of the trail, the so called Loop. The last part of this was roughly a 15 degree incline over an unmaintained gravel road...of the large, loose, and unpacked variety. This was a tedious 20 minutes...really boring stuff.

Overall, the place needs some love. I would venture to say whoever is in charge of maintaining the trail(s) hasn’t been there in a long while. Sadly, I would have to say this was okay enough, but not really worth the drive from Birmingham.

hiking
7 months ago

Great views overlooking the Cahaba.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail. Rating is fairly accurate. watch out for the last section. the gravel is large and loose. Great trail with great views.

hiking
11 months ago

If you're looking for an improved trail with very light traffic, slight overgrowth, and beautiful scenery with a stunning view of the Cahava river at the end, this is your trail. Do not recommend doing the loop – the last 1.25 miles is nothing but former paved road that was grated and then had large (as in, twist your ankle large) gravel put on top of it. I rate the back half of the loop a "2.5" (it is an OK average view), but the first part ("Piper Interpretive") a 4.5… So 4 overall. "Easy" is the right rating, but there are some user created off–shoots and the climb to the observation area (improved platform) that are medium to hard…

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