Fossil Bench Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 396 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

partially paved

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy hike up to the actual trail and great for dogs. We were done in less than two hours, though we cut off the very end of the trail. Well kept but with some standing water/muddy places.

Part paved. Part nice walk in the woods. Recording is for whole loop

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over grown
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7 months ago

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Sun Apr 07 2019

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Sun Dec 09 2018

This trail can be as short or as long as you want it to be. I saw deer everywhere. Will be going back to finish the devils racetrack

Sat Dec 01 2018

well be going back a good trail to burn some calories and carbs and a beautiful scenery

mountain biking
Sun Oct 14 2018

Went there today and really enjoyed it. Past the pavement is great for a mountain bike. Saw 3 deer and of course squirrels. Nice trails, quiet woods. Wanted to check out fossil bench trail but not reachable on bike. Hiked and pushed and then turned around. Just did the loop a few times.

hiking
Wed Jul 18 2018

This trail is somewhat extensive beyond this starting point. My husband and I go in the opposite end via Spragins Hollow Rd. There’s a great little parking lot and sign there with a map of the trails. We went most recently in July. Lots of foliage and wild life, we spotted a deer up near the loop of Devil’s Racetrack. It was very muddy this time of year, but no biggie if you’re surefooted. I’m really looking forward to taking my kids, as the trail isn’t too difficult that they couldn’t handle it.

Thu Jul 12 2018

Do you know which month the cotton field is available as in the pic ?

hiking
Wed May 02 2018

It was lovely. I saw wild flowers, heard birds chirping, and saw many animals and insects

hiking
Fri Mar 16 2018

A nice hike but the views we're nothing special this time of year. Only two short uphills, the rest is easy walking.

hiking
Wed Jan 31 2018

The first mile or so of the hike is on the paved green way which detracts from it being a hike in the wilderness. It’s not a bad thing but it ends up being two miles on pavement. A little to much civilization for me. It’d be a fun little walk for a family or just anyone wanting to walk for exercise.

hiking
Tue Jan 09 2018

Good exercise. Saw some interesting rock formations and several antler scrapes.

Fri Aug 18 2017

Great hike. The last 3/4 mile is more overgrown than the rest.

hiking
Thu Mar 16 2017

Rocky trail with great views whenever the trail occasionally pops out along the high line. The views are much better in fall and winter. No view from the summit. A fantastic half-day hike and great training trail.

Sun Mar 12 2017

Beautiful trail but very rocky!

Sat Jul 23 2016

Very nice hike!

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