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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:

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

Trail crossing at Shady Grove Road
Ribbon cutting ceremony on June 12
Representatives from the Five Mile Creek District officially open new trail in Gardendale!
Trail tour of Five Mile Creek Greenway
Left to right: Tom Thagard (Board of Directors, Freshwater Land Trust), Carolyn Buck (Trail Director, Freshwater Land Trust), Dr. Mark Wilson (CEO, Jefferson County Department of Health)
Left to right: Dale Hyche (City of Gardendale), Randy Jones (Vulcan Materials Company), Carolyn Buck


Now you can travel approximately 11 miles, round trip, between Fultondale and Gardendale. Five Mile Creek Greenway is a rails-to-trails project. Built on an old rail line, the trail is mostly flat.

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