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Best trails in Russell Cave National Monument

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Explore the most popular trails in Russell Cave National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

How Long is a Long Time Ago? Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave's entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.

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Map of trails in Russell Cave National Monument
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Contact
(256) 495-2672
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Top trails (1)
#1 - Russell Cave Trail
Russell Cave National Monument
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 42 m
Russell Cave Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bridgeport, Alabama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used forShow more