on Fanning Trail

3 days ago

3 days ago

Hiked the Sugar Tree/Smokerise trail a few weeks ago. I started o the Sugar Tree, and hiked back up through Smokerise to the trailhead. Sugar Tree is very, very rocky and requires a lot of coordination. Sugartree kind of gave me the creeps, but Smokerise had a lot of good creeks and what not. I also noticed a lot of damage to the area, I assume it is from a tornado that touched down. All in all a good hike. Would like to do it sometime in the fall. The abandoned car is kinda creepy.

Hiked the trail this week. The upper/southern end of the trail on the map (the part that angles around the 1476ft peak) is no longer accessible. A new privacy fence has been installed adjacent to the cellphone tower. This fence eliminates about 3/10 of a mile from the trail.

good trail. heads up. small path near connection of sugar tree and smoke ride on back of path....leads to be neighborhood.

Steep in the beginning but a very easy path for trail running, well maintained!

Very well maintained and heavily used trail. One incline at the beginning but smooth after getting to the ridge. We hiked to the tower and then down Varnedoe back to the trailhead. Great trip for us.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail with a slight but steady incline. It was a perfect afternoon trip for me, my wife, 6 year old son and our old dog. Had a ton of rock outcroppings sand a small stream for the dog to grab a drink.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

Nice steady incline! Loved going up, but not so much going down with how rocky it is you have to slow down. Don't expect any views though, this ends at a cliff on Cecil Ashburn over looking the parking lot of Blevins Gap.

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.

although I'm rather new to hiking, this has become one of my favorite places to go. It's a bit rocky, but the scenery makes up for it

great trail if you need your butt kicked!! Total leg workout!