Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is located in Pinson, Alabama, only 15 miles north of Birmingham, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve’s 466-acre’s are home some of the most stunning and unique beauty found anywhere in the Southeast. TCNP was established through a partnership between Alabama’s Forever Wild Program and the Freshwater Land Trust and is co-managed by the Southern Environmental Center (SEC). In late 2008, an agreement was reached with the SEC to setup an environmental education center at the entrance to the preserve. The SEC opened this facility on May 9, 2009 and provides school groups, scout troops, and others with hands-on educational programming.


The TCNP’s 5 trails provide plenty of opportunity for recreation, exercise, research, and education. Information about the trails, including difficulty, length, and what user group each trail is open to is provided at any of the Kiosk (i) located within the Preserve. The trails can be hiked individually, or can be combined into one long connected trail through use of the paved access road that traverses the Preserve.

High resolution version of the map can be found at https://turkeycreeknp.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/tcnp-trail-map_2016_1.jpg


TCNP is open Wednesday-Sunday the following hours:
8 a.m.-4 p.m. November-March
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March-November
Pedestrian only hours: Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.


Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
3906 Turkey Creek Road
Pinson, AL 35126