Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way. This smooth trail is wide and level. No hills! This finely-crushed rock surface trail goes through mostly wooded terrain. Note that the trail has been extended since we last hiked on it. Our route on November 16 will include both the previously-hiked section and the new section. So come out to see and experience what the new part looks like! Total hike distance is 6 miles.
No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail! This outing should be lots of fun for everyone. Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age seven and up able to walk 6 miles without complaining are welcome on this walk. This outing has consistently been one of our most popular events since it is easy and close to Birmingham.
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Meet 9:45 a.m. at the Black Creek Park in Fultondale, Alabama. We plan to depart from there at 10:00 a.m.
Trip Leader: Dan Frederick, email@example.com or 205/631-4680
DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE
Black Creek Park, Fultondale, Alabama, Yarbrough Road, Fultondale, Alabama 35068.
From interchange of I-20/I-59 and I-65 in downtown Birmingham (also known as malfunction junction) take I-65 North towards Huntsville 6.6 miles to exit 267 Walker Chapel Road in Fultondale. Exit I-65 at this exit #267.
At end of ramp turn right on Walker Chapel Road and drive 6/10 miles to fourth traffic light at U.S. 31. Drive straight across U.S. 31. Road becomes Carson Road North.
Continue on Carson Road North for 8/10 more miles after traffic light at U.S. 31 intersection, through one traffic light on Carson Road and turn left on Yarbrough Road immediately before you would pass under an old railroad overpass.
Drive 3/10 miles. See Black Creek Park on your left. Meet your hike leader in the parking lot.
DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS
Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities? Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors. The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment. From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials. All events and activities of the group are open to the public. Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.
NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.
The organization currently has over 250 members. We scheduled eighty-four events during calendar year 2018 for an average of 7 fun events per month. We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year. Twenty-two people on average have participated in each outing during the first four months of this year.
SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings. You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities. Dues are only $10. Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.
Southeastern Outings now has a website. Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.