Lakeshore Trail (Homewood Shades Creek Greenway) is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Birmingham, Alabama that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
62 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



4 months ago

A favorite place to run in town. Can be muddy in spots under bridges after a heavy rain.

5 months ago

Love it! Clean and clear with no traffic

10 months ago

I discovered this trail by accident while out searching for somewhere to run. it's beautiful, off the street, and clean. highly recommended.

11 months ago

Nice, plain trail for when you just want to get out for some air.

trail running
Thursday, November 02, 2017

Nice place for a run, just not for me! I’m not into road running but if you are it will not disappoint!

Friday, March 17, 2017

an easy walk, paved. If anything, it can be a little busy sometimes...

trail running
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Great urban trail for running. Paved. Well maintained and safe (a bunch of joggers/strollers/etc) but not crowded.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The trail was beautiful and well kept; however, there were no benches along the route, and on a hot day like today, a bench would have been nice. A bathroom facility at the trailhead would have been nice as well.

trail running
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

It's always nice and peaceful. Families and children running and walking.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nice trail not overly crowded, not too noisey, peaceful!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jesse, this WALKING trail would no doubt be less crowded for all the "elite" cyclists that can't read the signs that clearly say 'NO BICYCLES'

Don't rate a trail 3 stars because you feel entitled to cycle on a walking trail. You don't see me driving my truck down a bike trail do you? Keep it on the road!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Simple trail with lots of bikes and runners.

road biking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Great place to ride but sometimes too crowded with walkers, runners, and dogs. Almost got tangled up between a dogs leash and his owner... Could have been very bad.

road biking
Monday, June 25, 2012

An innercity trail that runs along and through a floodplain. It is a wide, paved trail that is well maintained and seems to always have people walking, running, biking and skating. One portion of the trail goes through a nice stand of woods and gives a feeling of being out in the country. Another section runs parallel to a busy four lane road and reminds you that you are still in the city. Overall, a nice getaway from the city while still in the city.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This is a wonderful trail if you can't find the time to drive out of town. It's paved, tree-lined, and always peopled with friendly folks - bikers, walkers, roller-bladders, and runners. Nearby Lakeshore Blvd. has traffic, so there is a little city background noise. The trail moves along a nice creek and is usually pretty shady in most places.

trail running
Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Shades Creek Greenway Trail is a multi-use, paved, mostly level trail that parallels Lakeshore drive in Homewood, AL. The trail is used for walking, running, bicycling, and pet walking. The trail is 2.5 miles end to end, with water fountains at only the ends. There are no bathroom facilities unless you continue the walk from the northeast end, where an Applebees restaurant is located near Brookwood Mall.

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