On June 12, the Five Mile Creek District opened a new trail in Gardendale!
You can now walk, run, and bike eleven miles round trip between Gardendale and Fultondale on a flat, crushed gravel trail with trail heads at Black Creek Park, Shady Grove Road, Fieldstown Road, and Jew Hollow Road. For more details, check out the Five Mile Creek Corridor on our trail map: freshwaterlandtrust.org/find-a-trail
Once complete, Five Mile Creek Greenway will be the longest trail in Central Alabama. Learn more about the rails-to-trails purchase and Gardendale trail opening.
Trail building is impossible without a hardworking and generous partners! An extra special thank you to The North Face Explore Fund for their financial support, Vulcan Materials Company for donating gravel, and the City of Gardendale for their vision and hard work in getting this trail on the ground.
Photos by Meg McKinney