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birding
2 days ago

My first visit. Fairly uneventful but good to get out.

very intense hike

Loved this trial. Started on Bluffline clockwise which put me going down Waterline. This trail is very well marked EXCEPT for a small portion of Waterline, but just keep bushwhacking down the creek and you’ll reconnect to the Waterline trial fine (try not to fall). Where Waterline connects to Alms you’ll find the 3 Caves. Really cool to check out however they are closed and gated up at the moment. My only disappointment on what was otherwise a great day hike.

nature trips
27 days ago

Pretty lake with neat adventure along the trail

Beautiful Fall walk this morning

Beautiful views once you get to the top from both sides of the mountain! Definitely plan to do this trail again.
We had some confusion about .5 miles in on what direction to take. Once you make it up the incline you come to a T on the path. You need to go right. There is a diamond marker sign to the left which took us in the wrong direction. I think that takes you back down. You can veer off before the T and we may have missed a marker at the 1st path.

hiking
1 month ago

Great overlook! Take the West Bluff Trail off of certain for the second view!

hiking
2 months ago

well we started out trying to hike the Land Trust Loop but we ended up making our own loop. the old railroad bed is extremely rocky but also pretty cool. we met a man on the trail who gave us some nice information regarding the old railroad and made us appreciate the history more. all in all it was our first time on the land trust and we really enjoyed it! thankful for an organization committed to conserving, preserving, and protecting!

Easy hike, enjoyable

Veer off and take the West Bluff Trail. The view is better!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful view at the top and clearly marked trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Trails are very well marked and well kept. Great for beginners.

It's a nice little loop.

Nice trail. Beautiful of course. Thanks for contributing to Land Trust!!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy trail that's well maintained (support the Land Trust!). We suspected the waterfall wouldn't be running since we haven't had much rain lately and that turned out to be the case, but we'll go back at some point to see that. It's still a nice relaxing hike worth checking out, even sans waterfall.

The caves are only open with permission or a special event. I don’t even know where to get permission or when an event is. Waste of a 2 hour drive.

hiking
3 months ago

Going down the first part was rocky but great. Very nice challenge coming back up. We went past the end to make it more challenging. Great workout.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a great hike, hut we added some side trails on making it a little harder. Plan to go back and explore some more!
Kids and dogs could do this easily.

Great little hike. Beautiful views before you go into the trail. Directions are perfect and trail is easy to find. Make sure you go after a rain if you want to see the waterfall.

trail running
3 months ago

Nice flat as a pancake short loop. The scenery is nice, especially the wooden bridge you cross at the trail head.

It was fun!!!

Nice flat trail, and the river is beautiful. A little paranoid the whole walk due to the alligator warning signs but overall it is a nice walk.

mountain biking
3 months ago

To anyone who would like to attempt riding this I hope you come across this first and I would strongly advise against it unless you'd rather walk more than you ride, there is one really cool feature on bluff line trail in the middle of this loop that's insanely fun to ride but otherwise it's awful

easy and enjoyable

Hiked the sugar tree to smoke rise route for the first time this season yesterday. It's always been one of my favorites for a quick get your heart going walk through beautiful woods. So upset to come upon new construction at the intersection of sugar tree and smoke rise yesterday! Happy for the homeowners but so disappointed for those of us who have enjoyed (until now) the escape from suburbia. Still have to give the trail 5 stars. It's really a beautiful hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Super fun hike with lots of shifts in topography. My nine year old and I started at the church and ended at the parking lot on Cecil Ashburn. The trip was roughly 2.5 miles and took us a little over an hour. My wife dropped us off and picked us up.

Make sure you have excellent lugs on your shoes especially in wet conditions. In fact, I would deem this trail very hazardous when wet. You have to do some rock hopping (slippery when wet) and the ground gets muddy very quickly from rain.

The trail bends around the east side of the mountain and is well covered with trees. So, it's nice to do even in the heat of the summer evenings. We started at 4 PM. We saw lots of wildlife including a deer. My son had a bunch of tinny ticks on him by the end. I must not have used enough spray on him.

Well marked trail with great overlooks of the city. Went to this trail on 4th of July to watch fireworks all over Huntsville. Amazing experience.

hiking
5 months ago

Went after a good rain and the waterfall was gorgeous.

IF YOU SEE RED MARKERS you are not on Waterline. Easy to get turned around. Go back and find the trail again. The map on this app is invaluable. Other than that, fantastic hike. I’ve gone down Alms to Three Caves and back a good number of times but never did this loop. It’s much better. But beware that starting down Waterline is VERY steep.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! The trails are clear and very well marked; easy to follow. I went the day after a good thunderstorm, so the waterfall was flowing pretty good! There are benches along the way to rest if you need to and the trail is mostly flat with great options to go off trail as well.
I did this hike with a 6 month old pup and 9 month old pup. We crossed the stream three times, so they got to cool off the whole way. The trail is shaded the whole way and was very nice in the high 80's.
This trail was actually one of my top favorite trails. It's beautiful, easy (with moderate or hard options) and just breathtaking! I recommend for anyone!
AND PLEASE..... IF YOU HAVE DOGS, TAKE POOP BAGS AND PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.

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