Noccalula Falls Park announces gorge trail steps + animal habitat barn

Ribbon Cutting At Noccalula Falls Park
Cheesin for the new gorge trail steps. (City of Gadsden)

It’s been a fun week for Noccalula Falls Park. On Friday, July 7 the ribbon was cut on the park’s new steps into a gorge trail and a groundbreaking took place for a new barn coming to the animal habitat. Keep reading for more.

Black Creek Trails

The City of Gadsden announced that in partnership with the Gadsden Runners Club and Friends of the Falls, new steps were added to the gorge trail. In addition to these organizations, the project was also supported by a partial ADECA Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant.

Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden is 500 acres of natural beauty. It features 15 trails, a 90-foot waterfall and a gorge that runs downstream for miles. At the center of all of it, you’ll find Black Creek. These trails were created for park visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

The newest addition of the gorge trail will increase accessibility and safety to the Black Creek Trails by improving access for fishermen, hikers, runners and first responders.

Groundbreaking moment

Groundbreaking At Noccalula Falls
Ready to get to work. (City of Gadsden)

This week, they also broke ground on a new barn at the animal habitat inside the paid portion of the park. In 2021, there was a devastating fire in this section of the park, and the City of Gadsden expressed how significant this groundbreaking is. This project is a big step toward building back the beauty of Noccalula Falls Park.

There’s a lot of progress being made at Noccalula Falls Park and we couldn’t be more excited. Head to their website to see all the fun things the park offers.

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Callie Morrison
Callie Morrison
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