Piper Interpretive Trail

The Piper Interpretive Trail is a 2.5-mile out-and-back hiking trail that runs through the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. The trail offers scenic views of the river and is an easy walk--in fact much of the trail is a six-foot-wide gravel path that is accessible to those with disabilities. It runs along an old railroad route that served Piper Mine No. 2 near West Blocton in Bibb County.
From Birmingham, take Interstate 20 West/59 South to Highway 5 South at Exit 97. Turn left off the ramp, go three miles and turn left on Highway 5 South. Drive 7.5 miles and take a left at the flashing caution light onto Bibb County 24. Go six miles, cross the Cahaba River Bridge, continue half a mile and take the first right into the parking area.
From Montevallo, take Highway 25 South. Turn right on Bibb County 65. At the T, turn left on Bibb County 24. Go to the Cahaba River bridge and backtrack to the trailhead.

Websites http://cahabafriends.org and www.cahabariversociety.org and  http://www.fws.gov/cahabariver

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