Cherokee Bluffs Dam Railroad and John B. Scott Forever Wild Loop

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Tallassee, Alabama

Railroad Trail and John B. Scott Forever Wild Loop is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tallassee, Alabama that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length6.8 miElevation gain905 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverWildlife
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David Williams
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William Latham
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Very nice and easy hike. Mostly flat and well marked. Plan on making a day of it with a picnic. Good for children.

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Tab Pooler
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This was a really lovely trail. It’s mostly flat so it’s “easy” and even though it’s a longer trail, it was very enjoyable. I have a handicapped dog and he was able to do everything without issue. We did not do the longer way. Instead, we chose to go out and back on the same side instead of completing the upper side of the loop. We had a nice outing and will hike it again.

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Paul Boucard
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A wonderful hike through the woods. The railroad trail takes you to a creek and is pretty flat. The Forever Wild loop takes you to Saddle Rock Mountain offering beautiful views and a rocky landscape.

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Steve Wberg
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Beautiful trail along an old railroad bed with steep areas where bridges were removed. You do need to cross water a few times so a little balance might be required. Our dog did ok with most of it.

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Kaytlan Casares
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Such a fun hike! Sullivan's first time out here and he did great; we'll definitely be back soon.

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Sheila Orange
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Amazing views! Couple of good areas to get your heart rate going! You are by some stream or creek almost the whole hike! Will definitely go many more times!!!!

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Justin Lytle
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Dominic Binkley
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The trail is secluded, peaceful and well maintained with ample markings. Some spots are fairly steep but not too challenging, although I’ll probably bring a trekking pole next time since the leaves made these areas pretty slippery. This is the nicest hiking trail I’ve found so far within an hour of Auburn.

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Christopher Jarrett
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Susan Baudhuin
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We took the higher route on the John B Scott Forever Wild loop towards the bluffs (white blazes) then turned right at the intersection with the railroad trail (yellow blazes) to the end. Upon arriving back at the intersection, we came back on the lower half of the John B Scott Forever wild loop trail and finished up along the river. 7.5 miles total. While I loved the high route, I did not love the railroad trail. It was overgrown and buggy in places—we often found ourselves slogging through knee-high weeds with a few areas waist-high. Next time I’ll just do the white loop in its entirety.

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Phil Smith
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This is an out and back trail with several intersecting trails that can be used to add or reduce length. It is an easy trail with a couple short climbs.

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Mary Rhoden
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Loved this trail. Very scenic. We took the yellow trail in and returned by the white trail. Yellow trail was easy terrain. White trail has some pretty steep inclines but still easy overall. So many pretty creek areas. Would definitely do again.

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Autumn Huffman Blankenship
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Did this trail today with my 3 month old in my moby. it was lovely

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Kim Miller
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This is my new favorite trail! Well made bridges, lots of water views, and several well made benches to rest and eat. Very well marked! Beautiful!

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David Williams
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It starts out kinda trashy from the highway that your walking next to. then turns out to be a nice easy hike. I suggest taking the low trail if easy is what your looking for. A few steep climes on the high trail.

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Keith Coleman
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One of my favorite trails when water is flowing in the creek. With the recent rains there were a few muddy spots that you need to walk around. The route taken in the recording is an easy 3+ mile trek with some elevation. Yellowstone creek was flowing very well today. A very enjoyable hike!

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L Teal
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Hiked the Lowline Railroad Trail (Yellow blaze) out and back for a total of 6 miles. Did not add the portion of the White Trail (JBS Trail). Trail was well maintained and clearly marked. Pay attention to trail signs at intersections with White Trail. Beautiful scenery. Peaceful hike. A few steep climbs/descents but otherwise largely flat. A hiking stick would be a good addition to your gear. My Aussie enjoyed the day as well!

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Keith Coleman
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Keith Coleman
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Started at the trailhead to the right of the kiosk. At the first intersection we took a left on the Lowline Railroad trail for about 1.25 miles where the trail intersects the John B. Scott trail. Here we took a left staying on the John B Scott trail following it back to the parking lot. This made a nice 3.5 mile hike. The trail was in good shape. Due to the lack of rain, there is very little water flowing in Yellowstone creek.

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Sue Rodger
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Wonderful trail. We had a 4 year old and a 6 year old who enjoyed the creek crossings. We went up the yellow trail and then headed towards the large river on the white trail. Still about 4 miles but missed the more hilly section.

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Jonathan Barnett
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Lots of shade, and very clearly marked. There are a couple climbs and descents, but most of it is fairly flat. The overlook was nice, with two picnic tables and a few rocks. Ran into a couple people on a Saturday afternoon, but it was refreshingly quiet, for the most part.

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Steven rogers
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Amazing trail. Well blazed. Beautiful views.

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Matt Shaw
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So far , this is a fantastic app! Lot of details, no guess work.

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Anissa Pigford
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Very nice trail liked the way it was clearly marked

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J P
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Virginia Lacy
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Charlie Crawford
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