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The Five Mile Creek Greenway which will eventually extend over 27 miles through Central Alabama, connecting the communities of Graysville, Brookside, Gardendale, Fultondale, Tarrant and Center Point.
A significant step in making this vision a reality was achieved in 2018, the Five Mile Creek District purchased 16.5 miles of rail corridor from CSX Transportation. At present, 8.25 miles of that corridor have been completed and are open to the public. The first three miles of these stretch between Black Creek Park in Fultondale and Shady Grove Road in Gardendale. Beautiful trees and a creek greet visitors to the trail. Users can also treat themselves to various amenities at the park. Baseball and softball lovers can hit the batting cages. There's a playground for the kids and a dog park for your four-legged furry friends.
In summer of 2019, a 2-mile extension opened in Gardendale, from the trail’s previous stopping point at Shady Grove Road to Jew Hollow Road. This section is flat with shaded portions, and inviting for walkers, runners and cyclists. Bring the whole family and enjoy this fantastic trail.
Another 2-mile extension opened on June 2, 2023. Heading north from the trail's previous western-most trailhead (4250 Powder Mill Rd, Mt Olive), the route meanders through trees and scrub vegetation until it ends at Newfound Creek in the City of Brookside.
Parking is available at Black Creek Park (777 Yarborough Rd, Fultondale), at Black Creek Dog Park (2408 Stouts Rd, Fultondale), and at the Power Mill Trailhead (4250 Powder Mill Rd, Mt Olive).
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