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Thompson Trace

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Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 253' 77 m
Descent: -138' -42 m
High: 828' 252 m
Low: 592' 181 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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A blue blazed trail that runs from the Turkey Creek Falls area to the western edge of the preserve

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

The preserve is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and closes at 4 p.m. on other days. Check the website for holiday closures and time changes, as there can be penalties when using preserve during unscheduled times or closures.

Description

Starting from the Turkey Creek Falls Recreation Area parking lot (which has a picnic area and restrooms), head north on the road to find the trailhead. From there, the trail crosses the Narrows Ridge Main Loop before looping back to the southwest. The trail roughly parallels the Narrows Ridge Main Loop but as you are in thick woods, you aren't able to see the other trail even though the are close in places.

At just under a mile, the trail comes to a second junction with the Narrows Ridge Main Loop. Continue straight to stay on the blue-blazed Thompson Trace Trail which ends at the western edge of the park at the Highlands Trail parking area.

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waterfall landscape
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL
waterfall
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL
Fido is allowed but must be on a leash
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL
waterfall - a dog's POV
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL
A sunny day at the falls.
Dec 7, 2017 near Pinson, AL
Sign near Trailhead
Nov 25, 2017 near Pinson, AL

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