Fossil Bench Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

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 birding 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

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6 months ago

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
7 months ago

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, March 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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Beautiful trail but very rocky!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Very nice hike!

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