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Best trails in Shoal Creek Preserve

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Explore the most popular trails in Shoal Creek Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The SHOAL CREEK PRESERVE TRACT in Lauderdale County consists of approximately 298 acres. Habitats across the site include fallow fields, mature upland hardwood stands and scenic creek bottoms. Waterways consist of Indian Camp Creek, Lawson Creek, Jones Branch, and Shoal Creek. Management objectives are preserving natural plant and animal species and habitats, while providing opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, bird watching, photography and nature study. Motorized vehicles are only allowed in designated parking areas and access roads. The tract is located approximately 7 miles from Florence, AL and 3 miles north of the St Florian community. Access is via an unimproved road off Lauderdale County Road 61. The Shoal Creek Preserve Tract has two hiking trails; the Jones Branch Loop (2.4 miles) and the Lawson Branch Loop (1.8 miles). The Tract also has a 2.1 mile horseback riding trail.

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Map of trails in Shoal Creek Preserve
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Acreage:
298 acres
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Shoals Creek-Jones Branch
Shoal Creek Preserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Shoals Creek-Jones Branch is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Florence, Alabama that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#2 - Shoals Creek-Lawson Branch
Shoal Creek Preserve
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Mature forest with bluff overview of Shoals Creek. Small stream and waterfall. Show more