Black Creek Park Rails to Trails

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Black Creek Park Rails to Trails is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

Trail follows an old rail line starting at Black Creek Park and runs under highway 31 and I65 for about 3.5 miles. It stays pretty close to Black Creek the entire time and is well maintained on smooth gravel. It passes the Children's Park as well as the Bark Park. There are benches about every mile with markers every half mile. A little over a mile in there is a picnic table in the woods and a couple of side trails that lead down to the creek in a couple of places.

hiking
14 days ago

road biking
2 months ago

This is a gravel trail that is great for biking and walking to cross country running as there are paths that are Along the trail to wonder off too.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
5 months ago

beautiful easy paved trail with off path options to see the beauty of Black Creek!

6 months ago

This is a very nice trail; well maintained, friendly people.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Nice trail, out and back trail also extends past the documented trail. There is a great park that is just off the trail.

trail running
7 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

I love running on this trail!

walking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Wife and I walk this trail all the time, all year long. It is well maintained and you will see friendly people every so often walking, riding, or running. You do come close to some private property and can see some houses as well as the interstate bridge but it is still a beautiful walk next to the creek. There are so small side trails that are not really maintained that lead down to the water and into the woods but don't go too far. Also be aware that you can park at Black Creek Park, at the Children's Park and there is room for three cars at the corner of Leora Ave and Stouts Rd along the path.