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This is both the more difficult and more attractive loop at Shoal Creek Preserve.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Loop

701' 214 m

High

560' 171 m

Low

245' 75 m

Up

246' 75 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

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

Description

This is a well marked trail—so much so it'd be tough to miss a turn. There are some rocks on the trail, but many more roots to remind you to pick your feet up on uneven ground. Enjoy the very nice views of multiple creeks and small waterfalls along the way. Also, this loop has an abundance of wildlife if you're lucky enough to catch it. Many birds, small animals, and deer can be seen.

This is a beautiful trail that rarely sees visitors, making it quite the hidden gem.

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Greg Miller

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#21

in Alabama

#3,915

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View of Shoal Creek from Lawson Trail Loop
Mar 18, 2018 near Underwo…, AL
One of the small waterfalls on Lawson Branch
Mar 18, 2018 near Underwo…, AL
Waterfall near Jones Branch Loop
Mar 18, 2018 near Underwo…, AL
Uphill stretch near beginning of trail
Mar 18, 2018 near Underwo…, AL
Bridge over Lawson Branch. This is really the start of the trail.
Mar 18, 2018 near Underwo…, AL

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