Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 164 reviews

Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Madison, Alabama that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

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The trail is nice. The industrial noises take away from the experience. A very nice place to spend the day hiking and playing with the family.

1 month ago

I am new to trails and hiking so it was challenging for me. However, it was fun and the trail had benches for hikers to have breaks.

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1 month ago

This is a decent trail run. The Rainbow Mountain Loop itself is pretty well marked. I've found the best run starts in the parking lot by the big water tower, so you're running in a counter-clockwise direction if looking down in the trail from above. The run down the mountain is tricky in spots, but that's what it's all about, right?? Once you start up, there are two distinct sections that will challenge you. The run lasts anywhere from 40 to 50 minutes at a slow to moderate pace.

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1 month ago

Coming from WA this was very different. Every layer up the mountain has a different sound. Every layer had different underbush as well. The neddles disappeared after a short time. We took a off beaten pathway straight to the top and listened to the creek to find our way back down. The dog was right, we should have listened to him. Stopped and picked up some good local moonshine at Mad County Distillery off Castle and Slaughter on the way back. There's obviously some Aholes that think is ok to pollute by throwing their water bottles. Don't let me catch u. Pack it in, pack it out.

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