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Hurricane Creek Park Loop

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Vinemont, Alabama

Hurricane Creek Park Loop is a 2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Vinemont, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 469 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

views

waterfall

over grown

rocky

scramble

off trail

Please note: this trail is reportedly not maintained and comes close to private property.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
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rocky
2 days ago

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

Seems like a common theme, place is great, creek is beautiful, trails are not marked well. In fact at one point if it wasn’t for this app, we may have gotten lost. But me and my 8 and 5 yo. Had a great time and will probably come back just to play in the creek. Twilight tunnel was really cool but, took a bit to find the right trail.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

This is a really pretty area but it’s so hard to follow the trails. There’s so many little off trails that we got lost on and had to turn around. It’s a cool place to explore. Might come back when we have more time

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blowdown
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

We did North Highland Trail, Ridge Trail, Heavens Staircase Trail, and some of Hurricane Trail. After you cross the first bridge, Hurricane Trail is the first trail to your right, the next trail head is Heavens Staircase which will take you quickly to the picnic area. Still uncertain as to where the real trailhead is for the Ridge Trail, feel like we went up an unofficial trail up to the Twilight Tunnel. Parts of that trail were what we would consider treacherous. Hiked uphill through many streams, went into caves, walked under waterfalls, across footbridges. Ran into posted private property signs so we had to turn around. We hiked in boots and trekking poles. Would definitely hike again, although the trails were not marked well. It seems there are arrows on the trail once you’re already on the trail and not at the trailhead.

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

We really loved this area! It was SO pretty. The trails were interesting with many waterfalls, rock outcroppings, and a beautiful creek. The mountain laurel was in bloom. The trails had some signage but it was not all that clear, which several times led to us hunting for the correct trail. The trails were rocky, muddy, and had lots of roots. We started off on the North Highland trail. We tried to locate the Creek trail but turned around, as it appeared to be on private property. Next we crossed the creek at the footbridge and tried to locate the Ridge trail. We finally found it by using a spur trail. We continued to the northeast, exploring the tunnel area and then followed the loop. We took the second footbridge across the creek and went up Hurricane trail for a bit before turning around and backtracking. Next we stopped at the picnic area for a bit. Finally, we left the park using the Heaven’s Staircase trail. Can’t wait to go back!

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bridge out
flooded
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

I rated this Trail as 4 solely because it was so beautiful- if I was rating on the ease of following this trail I’d give it a 1. And I see no one has wrote about the bridges being out so this must’ve been a relatively new storm that wiped out this trail. It was apparent that it had been flooded and this map was so hard to follow probably due to the flooding wiping out the traversed areas. We had to cross a fallen tree at one point in order to get across the creek after finding the remnants of the bridge (and we weren’t about to lose the 2 miles we had hiked!). This area was beautiful but this loop was NOT 2 miles. If we hadn’t gotten lost it would’ve been closer to 4 miles (we did 4.6 and were not planning that having brought our 3&6yo). This trail was STRENUOUS which was fine but a heads up would’ve been nice. Definitely go clockwise. Lots of waterfalls and partial caves. There’s tons of private property signs but looks like people ignore those signs based on foot travel. Not sure about that. Definitely look at our recording for our trail and you’ll see how many times we backpeddaled but somehow we made it!

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Beautiful trail and lots of fun. Hadn’t been in years so was a nice surprise. Lots of footbridges, caves, & waterfalls 2 explore.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail for the whole family. Some places are challenging (rocky, steep) and some places are fun (like the creek at the bottom). Will be doing this one again to see it in different seasons.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is great around the beginning. Hard to navigate when you get away from the crowds. A lot of no trespassing signs so I wasn’t sure where the trail actually stopped. Definitely worth the trip in any case. It’s all part of the adventure.

hiking
3 months ago

Jam packed with points of interest! Could do in normal sneakers.

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rocky
4 months ago

This trail was very beautiful. We were able to walk the entire North Loop with no issue. We branched out a little and found and easy path to get down to the creek and it was beautiful. My boyfriend and I plan on going back to do the South and Portal Loops. Definitely recommended if you want a little bit of a challenge.

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