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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 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.
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