The 1.7 mile Inverness Greenway/Valleydale trail is complete—just in time for fall weather

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Inside the beautiful Inverness neighborhood. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

13 years ago planning for the Inverness Greenway, which would widen Valleydale Rd, began. Finally, the construction has been completed. Keep reading to find out how you can enjoy this beautiful new 1.7 miles of trails.

Inverness Greenway connects parks + trails to the surrounding homes

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Beautiful nature to be found on the trail. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The trail, designed by Gresham Smith, consists of 1.1 miles of an 8-to-10 foot concrete pathway and .6 miles of 10-to-12 foot asphalt path. There is also a timber 250ft bridge that goes through the Hoover Nature Park. The purpose of this trail is to connect the surrounding neighborhoods along Valleydale Rd and Inverness Pkwy.

Although the trail was just announced as being finished, people have already gotten a chance to enjoy it by walking the parts that were finished and turning once they reached construction. Now, everyone will be able to experience the whole trail that bleeds into the Hoover Inverness Nature park, which is a 77 acre park including multiple trails and parks such as Veterans Park.

Time to get your steps in

Connecting neighborhoods to nature. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Inverness is a great suburb located within Hoover and Shelby County and is a hot place to live and shop. The Inverness Greenway adds to the attraction.

The trail promotes recreational activities such as cycling and running but also serves a purpose as a different mode of transportation between the surrounding neighborhoods and parks.

Whether you’re an avid dog-walker, cyclist or trying to reach your destination using your own two feet, the Inverness Greenway/Valleydale trail is the perfect solution. You can locate the trail + park at 272 Inverness Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35242.

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Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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