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Whatley Trail, Drift Mine, Black Creek Trail

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Noccalula Park

Whatley Trail, Drift Mine, Black Creek Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gadsden, Alabama that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 262 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views
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Please note that the restrooms are currently closed due to COVID 19.

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Nicole Wagnon
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Hiking

sometimes the GPS is off, but nothing major.

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AJ P
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Hiking

Beautiful and lush with greenery and many wildflowers in spring. Easily accessible trails from Noccalula. The non-gorge trails are technically easy for hikers. You can add multiple trails together to make a 4-6 hour hike, but a 1 hour walk is also possible. Paths are well cleared by the city, almost no roots or stones make it great for cyclers. Hikers should head to Dog Hill and Witches Brew for a little climb and scenery change, cyclers take G Force for a straight downhill. The river paths, Jeep Hill and Family Loop get the most traffic. Tips: spring is not too hot yet, but morning is still better. Didn’t see any snakes but was careful. You need to pack out trash. Not too buggy, but I recommend bug spray. Park at the camp grounds. Restrooms closed during covid.

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GREG KENDRICK
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Hiking

A beautiful and well defined trail. More of a true hiking trail. It follows the water. Some of the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen. I think it is categorized as moderate. I am 60yrs old and had no issue at all. Loved every minute of it!

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Heather Dykes
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Hiking

Nice relatively easy hike. Well marked.

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Joy King
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Hubs and I hiked 8 of the 15 trails in the system and had a blast. All are clear, decently marked, and thoroughly enjoyable. We will definitely be back to do the 5 we missed. Don't let the moderate rating intimidate you. They were easier than most other "moderate" trails we've hiked.

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Bob White
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Hiking
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Jayda Fair
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David Epperson
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Mountain biking
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Robert Colvin
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Hiking
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Kyle Thacker
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Ken McCormick
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Walking
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Kyle Thacker
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Kyle Thacker
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Lauren Varnell
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Hiking
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April Hammonds
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Hiking
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Jeff Tarrant
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Leah Brumbeloe
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Kyi Chumley
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Hiking
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