Homewood Shades Creek Greenway

Alabama

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Homewood Shades Creek Greenway Facts

States: Alabama
Counties: Jefferson
Length: 2.6 miles
Trail end points: Columbiana Rd. and Brookwood Blvd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7791399
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Homewood Shades Creek Greenway Description

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway, also known as the Lakeshore Trail, will one day stretch 6 miles through Homewood, a southern suburb of Birmingham. Currently, 2.6 miles are complete paralleling Lakeshore Drive and the wooded banks of Shades Creek. In the future, it will reach Jemison Park, a 54-acre natural oasis in the city. Along the way, the trail offers access to schools, shopping areas, neighborhoods and workplaces.

In addition to its practical uses, the trail is also simply beautiful. With its American Sycamore, Box Elder and other tree species, the riverside corridor provides a welcoming environment for wildlife. In 2018, the well-canopied route was designated as an Alabama Birding Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Dedicated trail parking is available on the trail's western end at Columbiana Road.

Homewood Shades Creek Greenway Reviews

Shared asphalt greenway for bikers, walkers, runners. Follows a beautiful creek. Screened from road traffic but not remote. Used by All ages. Popular morning, day & early evening. Although shared, most bikers know to shout "on your right!" as they overtake walkers. Plenty of parking at east end of trail. Pro: Wide, Shaded, Mowed & caretaken, Easy. : No potties unless Homewood field potties are open, a few car breakins recently so stash your goodies well, dog walkers sometimes don't clean up w/doggie bags.

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