Bill and Marion Certain Trail

EASY 15 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.

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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months 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.

4 months 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

geocaching
4 months ago

great views from the top

4 months ago

Nice trail, pretty view of the city.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
8 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.

hiking
8 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.