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Cahaba River Park
Location: 2793 River Road
Helena, AL 35080
Amenities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Shower, Pavilion, Restroom, Swimming, and Walking Trail
Link: View Trail Map
Cahaba River Park Sign

Thanks to CAWACO Resource, Conservation & Development Council ( for grant funding to assist with the Cahaba River Park entrance sign.

2793 River Rd - Main Parking / Restrooms / Picnic Pavillion  Google | Bing
2011 River Rd - Trailhead Parking - West  Google | Bing
2105 River Rd - Trailhead Parking - East  Google | Bing

The Cahaba River Park is a joint venture between the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust and Shelby County with the County taking the lead on development of outdoor amenities at the park. This scenic park is located at the confluence of the Cahaba River and Shades Creek with 1,527 acres including a combined 1,339 acres in the North Sector (1,212 acres Forever Wild Property and 127 acres of Shelby County) on River Road (County Road 251) off County Road 13 west of Helena and 188 acres located in the South Sector at the end of County Road 251 off of County Road 10 in the west of Montevallo. There is no access for motorized vehicles across the river from North Sector to the South Sector. There are several river miles of canoeing to be enjoyed or a great place to enjoy swimming or fishing when the water levels safely permit.

The 1,339 acre north sector features 17 miles of professionally designed and constructed trails for hiking, mountain biking and trail running enthusiasts. Other recreation activities are available to the public such as open space relaxing, viewing scenery, wildlife, birding and picnicking. There are currently three parking areas, two pavilions with restroom and an outdoor shower. A caretaker house is also on the property to facilitate maintenance and safety within the park.

Several canoe/kayak launch sites, additional single-track trails, a primitive canoe-in/hike-in camping area, and a second caretaker’s home on the South Sector are among future planned improvements.

Cahaba River Park Pavillion Image of trail constructionImage of trail constructionImage of trail construction

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
The Hammies Mountain Bike Race
The Hammies is a BirmingHAM based mountain bike race series
Enjoy food trucks, music, and cool prizes.

In addition enjoy, Wheelie Contests, Foot Down (Last to touch the ground wins) and
Long Jump Contests

For more information check out the website

Shelby County