Bill and Marion Certain Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Bill and Marion Certain Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles 698 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers




Slight grade at the beginning, but the trail itself is clear and well used/marked. It levels off and continues out to the power line pass where there is a good view of both the Huntsville side and Owen's Crossroads side of the mountain. The last half of the trail is pretty flat through the woods.

2 days ago

a great run, less crowded than the West side of the trails

14 days ago

I love this trail, especially at night when you reach the clearing. You are able to look the beautiful sight of the lights of Huntsville and little bit of Madison. There is also a small rock that you have to climb/jump onto where it is a great spot to Stargaze.

15 days ago

this trail starts out a bit difficult, but if you stay the course it levels off. then it's just a stoll in the woods. there are great views to be seen once you reach the bluffs

19 days ago

great views from the top

20 days ago

Nice trail, pretty view of the city.

30 days ago

Great local trail. Ends in a beautiful view of Jones Valley on one side and Hampton Cove (I think) on the other side.

4 months ago

Probably one of my favorite quick in town hike-walks. For an experienced hiker this is definitely rated easy. The hike itself takes no time at all, but provides one of the best views of the Huntsville area once you get out to the power line pass area where the trees have been cleared. Worth checking out if you get a chance.

4 months ago

This is a great hike in the area. Once you get away from the road, it is very quiet and features lovely views. My boyfriend and I loved the benches at the overlooks where we could sit comfortably and enjoy the views. One short part of the trail was overgrown. Overall, very enjoyable hike. We'll be doing this one again.