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We put-in at Grant's Mill road and took out at Overton road. There is limited but good parking and a nice sitting area to rest or eat at both places. They have easy access to the river and a concrete slab which makes for easy entry. The water level was about 8 inches below the slab at Grant's Mill which according to the some internet reports is low but there was plenty of water. We never got stuck or had to carry the kayak.
The views were great and there was some wildlife. We saw several turtles, a few fish two ducks and one raccoon. Thanks to the Cahaba River Society for clean-up efforts we saw very little trash, although there was several car tires, what's the deal with people thinking it's a good idea to through there old tires in a river, I can't figure that out. Anyway, there were several rapids none were too scary but very fun.
In between the rapids it was peaceful and quiet which allowed for good one on one time with lots of conversation. It was 5.9 miles to the take out at Overton Road. There is a concrete slab there also that made for easy take-out. The water level there was closer to the top of the slab. Just a short walk to the parking area.
The whole trip took 3 hours and 15 minutes which was perfect. We had just started thinking we were getting tired. Perfect distance, perfect time, perfect day. Thanks to God for his perfect creation.
Touring Kayak Paddles