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Dam Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -124' -38 m
High: 525' 160 m
Low: 450' 137 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Josh Moore

A scenic trail with overlooks of Mud Creek.

Josh Moore

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

When it's not wet after a rain, this is a lovely route for runners.

Description

This is a "new" official trail in the park. It has been around for a while and has been used by runners and bikers alike, but was just added to the new maps Tannehill is posting this year.

A scenic run with soaring overlooks of Mud Creek, this trail is at times very narrow and not well-defined. You'll make your through pine trees only shoulder width apart at times, and have a few short but steep descents or ascents. Rain can make some the steeper sections quite slippery and even with good shoes it is advisable to grip the close-by trees for extra stability.

The sound of running water from Mud Creek adds a cathartic element to this run, and you'll find yourself at a picturesque little waterfall near the trail's midpoint.

Flora & Fauna

Pine, oak, elm, shrubbery, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, birds.

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#2,906

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Mud Creek Falls is located just off the Dam Trail.
Mar 2, 2017 near Lake View, AL

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