Horse Creek Trail

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The Horse Creek Trail spans just over 3 paved miles between Dora and Sumiton, two small communities northwest of Birmingham. As the trail was built on a former railroad bed, it's a flat, easy walk or bike ride. It follows the route of the Kansas City, Memphis, and Birmingham Railroad, which came here in 1886.

The trail begins across the street from Dora's T.S. Boyd Elementary School and is soon lined by trees to either side. Along the way, it passes by residential neighborhoods and the Horse Creek Golf Course. From the trail's end at Highway 78, travelers can connect to the short, paved Sumiton Trail, which leads into the city, ending at Sumiton's City Hall on College Street.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at T.S. Boyd Elementary School (23 Austin Circle Drive) and near the Horse Creek Golf Course (1745 Hwy 78, off of Corridor X). Parking is also available near the intersection of Bryan Cutoff Road and Crest Drive and where Sellars Road crosses the trail.


No dirt

   October, 2016 by leesacordell

The trail is completely asphalt. It now runs from TS Boyd Elementary School all the way to Bevill State Community College. It is an excellent rail Trail--I ride it on a daily basis. Very Very nice! read more

nice trail

   April, 2014 by dickface1212

nice biking trail, watch out in the 2nd residential area there are some dogs that get close to you but never had one to come after me read more

Very good day biking excursion!

   November, 2013 by crowculbertson

We took a ride from Bham up Old Hwy 78 W to reach this trail. One end of the trail is accessible from Old Hwy 78W behind a Jet-Pep next to Horse Creek Golf. The other end is down Sharon Blvd towards Dora in the TS Boyd Elementary School Parking lot. The more