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Old Mill via Jemison Park Trail

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2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer out and back
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Elevation

Ascent: 94' 29 m
Descent: -94' -29 m
High: 717' 219 m
Low: 668' 204 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

This scenic out-and-back takes hikers along the northeastern half of the Jemison Park Trail.

Kristen Arendt

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A wide, mostly flat path with easy access from the nearby neighborhoods.

Parking is limited to side street parking along Mountain Brook Parkway.

Overview

This easy hike hits the higlights of the Jemison Park Trail. From shaded woodland paths, to a scenic crossing of Shades Creek to a stop off at the historic Shades Creek Old Mill, this out-and-back hike hits all the highlights of Jemison Park.

Description

Starting from the northeastern end of the Jemison Park Trail, find on-street parking (note there is not a dedicated trailhead so you may have to get a little creative about your starting point). From here, pick up the trail on the north side of Overbrook Road.

You'll immediately enter what at times feels like a tunnel of trees and be hiking along a wide, well-maintained path that follows along Shades Creek. The creek adds a pleasant aspect to your hike.

At just over 0.5 miles you'll cross Overbrook Road and then head over a bridge to cross Shades Creek. From here, the trail roughly parallels Mountain Brook Parkway. Keep an eye open for the point where Shades Creek crosses under the road as this indicates your next highlight, The Old Mill. Enjoy a stop off at this historic site before turning back the way you came.

As an out-and-back hike, you can easily customize the length of your outing based on how far you want to go.

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Land Manager: City of Mountain Brook

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Shades Creek Old Mill
Aug 26, 2019 near Mountai…, AL
Owl in a Tree
Aug 26, 2019 near Mountai…, AL
Red-shouldered Hawk
Aug 26, 2019 near Mountai…, AL
Jemison Park Trail in Mountain Brook, Alabama
Aug 26, 2019 near Mountai…, AL
Eastern Bluebird
Aug 26, 2019 near Mountai…, AL

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