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Chewacla State Park

Intermediate

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3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 272' 83 m
Descent: -279' -85 m
High: 598' 182 m
Low: 438' 134 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Enjoy a large loop through hardwoods and along rivers with stunning geologic features and a man-made waterfall.

Jeffery Karafa

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

Overview

Enjoy a great climb along the river on Deer Rub Trail before transitioning into dense mixed forests toward the southern end of the loop. The geology around the waterfall at Lake Chewacla is spectacular.

Description

After parking your car, this route begins across the street on the Eagle Scout Trail, where you'll pass through beautiful hardwood forest. From here, you'll have to share a small section of the NORBA Trail with mountain bikers until you hit the Deer Rub Trail. This trail runs along the river and provides scenic views from above as you traverse the narrow path along the cliffside. Deer Rub Trail takes you directly to the outlet of Lake Chewacla and the main attraction in the park: the stunning man-made waterfall. Take the time to explore the geologic formations in this area, as they are spectacular.

This Featured Run then follows the Mountain Laurel Trail along the edge of Lake Chewacla, where you'll get pretty views of the lake as well as some of the wildlife that resides there. The final section is a short jaunt along Troop 30 Trail, which gives runners a nice experience along the river bottom before returning to the car.

Flora & Fauna

White-tailed deer, kingfishers, and great blue heron can all be found on this loop.

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Aug 23, 2019
Lofton Beasley
First run. Got lost and twisted around. About to go home and pass out. 3.6mi — 0h 42m

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Moore's Creek Falls
Jul 24, 2017 near Auburn, AL
Rock crossing on Moore's Mill Creek
Jul 24, 2017 near Auburn, AL
The trail along Moore's Pond in the early spring.
Jul 24, 2017 near Auburn, AL
The Deer Rub Trail narrows along a cliff above Chewacla Creek.
May 20, 2017 near Auburn, AL
Manmade falls at the dam.
Apr 28, 2018 near Auburn, AL
Rock formation at the base of the falls.
Jul 24, 2017 near Auburn, AL

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