Bill and Marion Certain Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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.

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5 days ago

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27 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail. Probably some of the best views of any trail in Huntsville at the top. Highly recommend for all skill levels.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

After breaking away from the other trail heads his hike is STEEP. Not the easy hike I was looking for. After gaining the altitude at the beginning the hike becomes easy but that first part was a steady climb. On the way back I took the West Bluff Trail which gave the best views off the hill.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is a good one that I do on a regular basis. There are several good lookouts, especially near the power line. Good trees for eno hammocks and I see people relaxing up there pretty frequently. My dog likes this trail a lot too.

4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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.

trail running
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

8 months ago