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 options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.5 miElevation gain216 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWildflowers
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Adam Henson
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We really enjoyed this trail. Lots of nice sights. Our girls (6and 8) were able to complete it as well with very little difficulty. Highly recommend.

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Johnny George
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Lindsay Taylor Creasy
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Clifton Parker
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Lindsay Taylor Creasy
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Rowdy Goode
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Scott Hudson
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Great views of waterfalls, etc in winter.

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Wendy Payne
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Wonderful trail with great blazes was very easy to follow. Was marked as moderate and I would agree., especially going over the river

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Ann Gray
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We loved how quiet it was. Only saw 4 people and 1 dog in our 2 hour hike.

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Chris White
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Well maintained and well marked. Beautiful scenery.

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jason m*****
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Great

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Jim Alexander
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Great trail. Nice and quiet. Jane got some great pictures.

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Jane Alexander
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Beautiful!!! Doubt I’ll ever go to Gatlinburg again!!!

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clinton Lee
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Jason Reiling
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2 loop at this park. The upper loop has a dream and nice views of the river (would be better in winter) and the lower loop is a little more "boring". Still very nice and well maintained. Nice place to take the kids or dogs without a lot of traffic

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Jason Reiling
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Nice little park out of the way North of Florence. There are 2 main traps, both loops, and this recording adds both trails together. The top loop is a little better than the lower loop mostly because of the stream and the views of the river. Nice places to relax or let the kids or dogs play in the water Not a lot of interest throughout, other than the stream, but overall a nice trail that isn't too crowded and is pretty nicely maintained

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Amanda Sewell
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This trail was great for kids! We did the Jones trail and it’s marked by red dots. The trail finally comes up on a bridge and you’re able to play in a nice creek. Lots of fun for the kids. Our 3 year old had to be carried some but our 5 year old made the whole trail. Defiantly being footwear you can get wet. It would be hard but I think it would be possible to have a jogging stroller make the trek.

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Dana Walker
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Great trail. 97 percent shaded so a great choice in the summer!

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Justin Cole
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Good trail for families. Beautiful creeks.

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Cody Butler
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Dylan Fisher
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Taylor Damone
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The marking are confusing very easy to get lost, so be careful and remember your way back. but other than that it was really pretty. The water was clear, a lot of places Around here are surrounded In trash this was not. Good to take your dog out here. I will definitely come back to this place. I seen somewhere where somebody was complaining about spiderwebs, what do you expect your out in the woods!!!!!

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Tina Folsom
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Decent narrow trail through the woods that would probably be more fun in the late fall or winter. Overgrown a bit and spiderwebs at every step in the face. Glad I had my walking stick to clear a path ahead of me. The creek was pretty and the lake was nice as I went down the horse trail a bit to get to it because I could see it from the creek. The overlook photo op isn’t one during summer months. Hot day but decent hike.

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Theresa Findley
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Awesome beginner hiking trail for friends just starting to hike a little with me. Not too strenuous but very pretty scenery even in wintertime landscape. We had a lot of fun and look forward to heading out again on this and other nearby easy to moderate trails while my friend is getting her trail legs! love the trails in Alabama! Amazing! The BIG AT IS WHERE MY HEART IS THOUGH! LOVE FLAGG MOUNTAIN, ADAMS AND SKY LOOP TRAIL IN THE TALEDEGA NATIONAL FOREST!

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Jamie Martin
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good luck finding yr way whoever marked the trails was blind

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Jacklyn Burchell
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We really enjoyed our family hike.

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