Trail Listing

fGaslightOn this page, we plan to keep a listing of all the trails we’ve blogged about, ordered by distance from Huntsville.
The trail lengths are the published length of the trail – often one way unless it’s specifically a loop. Even if we only hiked a part of the trail in the related blog post, we’ve put the total trail length here.
Blog Post is a link to the a specific blog related to this trail. Sometimes we hike parts of a trail multiple times. If there is one blog that mainly talks about the trail, we’ll put in that one only, but if it’s a long trail, like Pinhoti, with many different trailheads and sections, we’ll put in multiple posts.
General Area is just supposed to give you an idea about where the trail is. If it is in or pretty near Huntsville, we didn’t put in a city or state. If it is further away or in another state, we’ll note that. If it’s a large area, we’ll put in a trailhead.
The distance column is the approximate distance from the courthouse square in Huntsville to the nearest parking area for the listed trail.

Trails
Trail Name Trail Length (miles) Blog Post General Area Distance (miles)
Buzzards Roost .36 Inscrutable Malice: the Flat Rock Trail, Round Three Monte Sano 3.4
Flat Rock Trail 9.2 Inscrutable Malice: the Flat Rock Trail, Round Three Monte Sano 3.4
Oak Park Trail .9 Inscrutable Malice: the Flat Rock Trail, Round Three Monte Sano 3.4
Powerline Trail 1.3 Inscrutable Malice: the Flat Rock Trail, Round Three Monte Sano 3.4
Arrowhead Trail 5.5 The longest way ’round: Natural Well Loop Monte Sano State Park 7.0
Big Cat Hill Bypass .1 The longest way ’round: Natural Well Loop Monte Sano State Park 7.0
McKay Hollow Trail 2.0 The longest way ’round: Natural Well Loop Monte Sano State Park 7.0
Natural Well Trail 2.5 The longest way ’round: Natural Well Loop Monte Sano State Park 7.0
North Plateau Loop Trail 1.2 Easy Peasy Hikes: North Plateau Loop Monte Sano State Park 7.4
Logan Point Trail 1.2 Stone Cuts: Mountain Goat Heaven Monte Sano State Park 7.7
Sinks Trail 2.3 Stone Cuts: Mountain Goat Heaven Monte Sano State Park 7.7
Stone CutsTrail 2.4 Stone Cuts: Mountain Goat Heaven Monte Sano State Park 7.7
Bostick Trail 1.52 Wade Mountain: Everything’s Connected Wade Mountain Preserve 7.9
Devil’s Racetrack Trail 1.74 Wade Mountain: Everything’s Connected Wade Mountain Preserve 7.9
Wade Mountain Greenway .87 Wade Mountain: Everything’s Connected Wade Mountain Preserve 7.9
Wade Mountain Greenway Trail .34 Wade Mountain: Everything’s Connected Wade Mountain Preserve 7.9
Wade Mountain Trail 2.14 Wade Mountain: Everything’s Connected Wade Mountain Preserve 7.9
Indian Creek Greenway 3.6 Indian Creek Greenway: Not Just a Fair Weather Friend Research Park 8.4
Bill and Marion Certain Trail 1.97 Mind The Gap: Certain Trail Blevin’s Gap 9.6
West Bluff Trail .8 Mind The Gap: Certain Trail Blevin’s Gap 9.6
Aldridge Creek Greenway 4.5 Easy Peasy Hikes: Aldridge Creek Greenway Hays Nature Preserve 9.8
Big Cove Creek Greenway 2.86 Easy Peasy Hikes: Hays Nature Preserve Hays Nature Preserve 9.8
Beaver Dam Run Trail .4 (est) Easy Peasy Hikes: Hays Nature Preserve Hays Nature Preserve 9.8
Flint Trail .6 (est) Easy Peasy Hikes: Hays Nature Preserve Hays Nature Preserve 9.8
Tupelo Tree Path .5 (est) Easy Peasy Hikes: Hays Nature Preserve Hays Nature Preserve 9.8
Madison County Nature Trail 1.5 Easy Peasy Hikes: Madison County Nature Trail Green Mountain 11.5
Beaver Dam Trail .21 Easy Peasy: Harvest Square Preserve Harvest Square Preserve 11.8
Dry Creek Trail .65 Easy Peasy: Harvest Square Preserve Harvest Square Preserve 11.8
Eagle Trail .27 Easy Peasy: Harvest Square Preserve Harvest Square Preserve 11.8
Alum Hollow Trail 1.5 (est) First Look at Alum Hollow Green Mountain 12.0
Mill Creek Greenway 1.1 Easy Peasy Hikes: Mill Creek Greenway Madison 13.1
Lost Sink Falls Trail 1.0 Old Faithful: Lost Sink Falls Keel Mountain 14.6
Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail 1.5 High and Dry: Guided Hike on Rainbow Mountain Rainbow Mountain, Madison 14.9
Spring Trail .4 High and Dry: Guided Hike on Rainbow Mountain Rainbow Mountain, Madison 14.9
Bradford Creek Greenway 2.0 Easy Peasy Hike: Bradford Creek Greenway Madison City 18
Eagle Nest Island Trail 3.5 Bird City Wheeler Wildlife Refuge 23.8
White Springs Dike Trail 7 Bird City Wheeler Wildlife Refuge 23.8
Atkenson Trail .5 They’ll Need a Crane: No Problem, I Know Where You Can Find Some Wheeler Wildlife Refuge 29.6
Wildlife Observation Trail .25 (est) They’ll Need a Crane: No Problem, I Know Where You Can Find Some Wheeler Wildlife Refuge 29.6
Blue Trail 1.2 Cathedral Caverns State Park Cathedral Caverns State Park 31.1
Brown Trail 1.25 Cathedral Caverns State Park Cathedral Caverns State Park 31.1
Green Trail 1.5 Cathedral Caverns State Park Cathedral Caverns State Park 31.1
Yellow Trail 1.1 Cathedral Caverns State Park Cathedral Caverns State Park 31.1
Flint Creek Trail 1.5 The Long Overdue Excursion Wheeler Wildlife Refuge 31.4
Dancy Bottom Trail 1.25 The Long Overdue Excursion Wheeler Wildlife Refuge 33.0
Cave Mountain Loop 1.2 Cave Mountain: Under and Over Cave Mountain Small Wild area, Guntersville 33.5
Tom Bevill Trail 3.2 The Sweet Spot: Tom Bevill Trail at Lake Guntersville State Park Guntersville State Park 43.0
Kings Chapel Trail .6 Peering back through time: Kings Chapel Loop Guntersville State Park 45.0
Terrell Connector Trail .5 Peering back through time: Kings Chapel Loop Guntersville State Park 45.0
Terrell Trail 1.1 Peering back through time: Kings Chapel Loop Guntersville State Park 45.0
Low Trail .5 (est) Labor of Love: Hurricane Creek Park Hurricane Creek Park, Falkfille, Al 46.2
North Ridge Loop 1.5 Labor of Love: Hurricane Creek Park Hurricane Creek Park, Falkfille, Al 46.2
South Ridge Loop 1.5 Labor of Love: Hurricane Creek Park Hurricane Creek Park, Falkfille, Al 46.2
ADA Trail 1.0 Into the Blue: Tim’s Ford State Park Tim’s Ford State Park, Tennessee 49
Marble Plains Loop Trail 1.2 Into the Blue: Tim’s Ford State Park Tim’s Ford State Park, Tennessee 49
Overlook Trail 1.3 Into the Blue: Tim’s Ford State Park Tim’s Ford State Park, Tennessee 49
Ray Branch Shoreline Trail 6.0 Pennywort and Periwinkle: Hike to Devil’s Den Tim’s Ford State Park, Tennessee 49.5
Richard Martin Trail Veto Overridden: Richard Martin Trail Elkmont, Al 50.9
Indian Tomb Hollow 1.8 Marker Trees and Indian Tomb Hollow Bankhead National Forest 52
Indian Tomb Hollow 1.8 Marker Trees and Indian Tomb Hollow Bankhead National Forest 52
Mill Creek Blow Hole Trail .1 The Devil’s Air Conditioner: Mill Creek Loop Trail Skyline WMA 53.9
Mill Creek Loop Trail 3.2 The Devil’s Air Conditioner: Mill Creek Loop Trail Skyline WMA 53.9
Point Rock Trail 1.5 Bucks Pocket State Park: A Haven for Defeated Politicians Buck’s Pocket State Park 58.6
South Sauty Creek Trail 2.5 Bad Attitude: South Sauty Creek Trail Buck’s Pocket State Park 58.6
Brushy Creek Loop 6.0 Not Our Typical Bankhead Hike Bankhead National Forest 59.6
Walls of Jericho (Tennessee Trailhead) 4.15 A morning poem, revisited Skyline WMA 60.2
Adams Falls Trail 1.1 Sweet Spring: Short Springs Natural Area Short Springs Natural Area, Tullahoma, Tn. 64.4
Busby Falls Loop Trail .7 Sweet Spring: Short Springs Natural Area Short Springs Natural Area, Tullahoma, Tn. 64.4
Machine Falls Trail 1.6 Sweet Spring: Short Springs Natural Area Short Springs Natural Area, Tullahoma, Tn. 64.4
Wildflower Loop Trail 0.1 Sweet Spring: Short Springs Natural Area Short Springs Natural Area, Tullahoma, Tn. 64.4
Sipsey River Trail (#209) 7.0 Sipsey River, Take My Mind Sipsey Wilderness 69
Sougahoagdee Falls 2.5 Two Coffees To Go, Five Miles, Six Waterfalls Black Warrior WMA 71
Bee Ridge Trail, #204 2.6 Buckeye, Bird Song, and the Big Tree Sipsey Wilderness 71.3
Braziel Creek Trail, #207 4.6 Wild Thing, I think I love you: Sipsey Wilderness 207 Sipsey Wilderness 71.3
Bunyan Hill Trail, #224 4.8 Buckeye, Bird Song, and the Big Tree Sipsey Wilderness 71.3
East Bee Branch Trail, #204A 1.0 Buckeye, Bird Song, and the Big Tree Sipsey Wilderness 71.3
Lookout Trail, #203 4.0 Wild Thing, I think I love you: Sipsey Wilderness 207 Sipsey Wilderness 71.3
Shoal Creek Trail 1.4 The Wild Frontier: David Crockett State Park David Crocket State Park, Tennessee 71.7
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail 2.5 The Wild Frontier: David Crockett State Park David Crocket State Park, Tennessee 71.7
Native Plant Garden Trail .31 Hiking the Hellmouth Muscle Shoals Reservation 71.9
Old First Quarters Trail .68 Hiking the Hellmouth Muscle Shoals Reservation 71.9
Rockpile Trail 2.67 Hiking the Hellmouth Muscle Shoals Reservation 71.9
South Port Trail 1.29 Hiking the Hellmouth Muscle Shoals Reservation 71.9
Rippey Trail (#201) 2.0 The Spur of the Moment Hike Sipsey Wilderness 72
Thompson Creek Trail(#206) 2.5 The Spur of the Moment Hike Sipsey Wilderness 72
Caney Creek Falls Trail (#201) 1.0 Plan B Black Warrior WMA 73
Jones Branch Loop 2.4 Shoal Creek Preserve: A New Favorite Place Shoal Creek Preserve, Florence 78
Lawson Branch Loop 1.8 Shoal Creek Preserve: A New Favorite Place Shoal Creek Preserve, Florence 78
Marshall Knobs Trail (Red) 2.65 Barfield Crescent: A Model Park Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 80
Rocky Path Trail (White) 1.1 Barfield Crescent: A Model Park Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 80
Valley View Trail (Blue) 1.15 Barfield Crescent: A Model Park Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 80
Backbone Trail 1.2 Not What You Think It Is: Old Stone Fort Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee 81.1
Forks Trail .25 Not What You Think It Is: Old Stone Fort Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee 81.1
Moat Trail .4 Not What You Think It Is: Old Stone Fort Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee 81.1
Wall Trail 1.25 Not What You Think It Is: Old Stone Fort Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee 81.1
Dismals Canyon Trail 1.5 Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained: Dismals Canyon Dayhike Dismals Canyon, Alabama 84.8
Colins Gulf Trail 9.0 He’s a Suter: Collins Gulf Trail South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee 86.4
Savage Gulf Day Loop 4.2 South Cumberland State Park: Every leaf speaks bliss to me South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee 90.7
Collins Gulf Spur Trail .5 South Cumberland State Park: Every leaf speaks bliss to me South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee 92.7
Collins Gulf Trail 9.9 South Cumberland State Park: Every leaf speaks bliss to me South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee 92.7
South Rim Trail 11.6 South Cumberland State Park: Every leaf speaks bliss to me South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee 90.7
Chief Ladiga Traill 33 Pinhoti, Too Talladega National Forest, Near Piedmont, Al 105
Pinhoti Trail 339.0 Pinhoti, Too Talladega National Forest, Near Piedmont, Al 105
Cave Creek Trail 4.0 Island in the Clouds: Cheaha State Park Talladega National Forest, Cheaha Trailhead 124
Pinhoti Trail 339.0 Island in the Clouds: Cheaha State Park Talladega National Forest, Cheaha Trailhead 124
Pinhoti Trail Connector .2 Island in the Clouds: Cheaha State Park Talladega National Forest, Cheaha Trailhead 124
Chinnabee Silent Trail 3.7 A Walk in the Woods (not the movie) Talladega National Forest 127
Nubbin Creek Trail 3.0 Return to Cheaha and Little Caney Head Loop Talladega National Forest, Nubbin Creek Trailhead 127
Odum Scout Trail 7.5 Return to Cheaha and Little Caney Head Loop Talladega National Forest, Nubbin Creek Trailhead 127
PinhotiTrail 339.0 Return to Cheaha and Little Caney Head Loop Talladega National Forest, Nubbin Creek Trailhead 127
Blackburn Fork River Trail .55 Windmills and Waterfalls: Cummins Falls Cummins Falls State Park, Tennessee 147
Falls Overlook Trail .45 Windmills and Waterfalls: Cummins Falls Cummins Falls State Park, Tennessee 147
Hike Inn Trail 4.9 Sustainable Luxury: Len Foote Hike Inn Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia 187
Charit Creek Trail 1.1 Jewel in the Crown: Charit Creek Lodge Big South Fork Recreation Area, Tennessee 198
Slave Falls Loop Trail 3.2 Slave Falls and Twin Arches, Big South Fork Big South Fork Recreation Area,Tennessee 198
Twin Arches Loop Trail 5.5 Slave Falls and Twin Arches, Big South Fork Big South Fork Recreation Area, Tennessee 198
Curry Mountain Trail 3.2 Curry Mountain Backpacking Trip Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 242
Meig’s Mountain Trail 2.3 Curry Mountain Backpacking Trip Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 242
Rainbow Falls Trail 6.5 Mount LeConte: Home Again Home Again Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 256
Boulevard Trail 8 Mount LeConte: Home Again Home Again Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 269