Shoals Creek-Jones Branch

EASY 34 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great Trail for beginners and moderate difficulty riding. Roots will be a bit of a nuisance at first as will the narrow path between trees in some curved areas. But overall a great Trail to ride, when it is cut and cleared of down trees.

5 months ago

great time beautiful scenery

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

Well maintained

mountain biking
8 months ago

Trail flows very well. It's an enjoyable ride on a mountain bike. You do have to watch out for hikers on descents.

walking
8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Easy trail with good markers. Halfway point marked by a cool waterfall and stream running into Shoals Creek. Option to lengthen the hike by connecting the 2 loops. Total distance via Jones Branch ended up being a little over 3 miles (phone died).

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Not bad! There's a lot more trail than shown on the map. We ran for a good bit of the hike, as the trails were generally even enough to allow for it, with only a few hills, etc. to climb. There's some sort of grave or memorial in the parking lot I was very curious about and we found a small sinkhole/cave on the northernmost section of horse trail.

Definitely a good place to go horseback riding! There's a large parking lot and a few spots along the trails with water available from the creek.