Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Huntsville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

19 days ago

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

Well marked, beautiful trail. A must for Huntsvile hiking.

Very well marked. We took 4 kids, ages 4-8, and I wore a baby on my back. They navigated a lot of the trail for us by looking for the blue marks on trees. The middle of the trail is on the side of the mountain, so make sure the kids watch and have them stay to the side of the trails great walking!

Very well marked. We took 4 kids and i wore a baby on my back. They navigated a lot of it for us by looking for the blue marks on the trees. The middle of the trail is on the side of the mountain so make sure you have kids watch and keep to the left. It was a great walk.

2 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.

2 months ago

Well marked trail with lots of View points. The waterfall was a nice bonus.

Awesome trail

3 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.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Overall a good trail with a great climb at the beginning, but toward the end there's a long section that's filled with small rocks that are easy to stumble / twist an ankle on, especially this time of year when they're hidden in the leaves.

Had views of both sides of the mountain. Great for young kids

It was pretty nice. It has a lot of beautiful views. Just if you go make sure you have cash .It costs to get in

good views. was surprised to see the observatory, didn't realize it was there.

Easy trail - kind of narrow in places

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

11 months ago

Loved it. Great scenery and its a good way to exercise.

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Very rocky, not scenic at all (or very little), confusing at times---and it's $5 per person to get in the park.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Beautiful trail but very rocky!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Nice easy trail with a slight but steady incline. It was a perfect afternoon trip for me, my wife, 6 year old son and our old dog. Had a ton of rock outcroppings sand a small stream for the dog to grab a drink.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Nice steady incline! Loved going up, but not so much going down with how rocky it is you have to slow down. Don't expect any views though, this ends at a cliff on Cecil Ashburn over looking the parking lot of Blevins Gap.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

although I'm rather new to hiking, this has become one of my favorite places to go. It's a bit rocky, but the scenery makes up for it

Friday, December 02, 2016

Great hike for getting the heart rate up! Trail is immediately up from start and changes to rolling, rocky trail through woods all the way to Carl T Jones where you can extend the hike by crossing the road and continuing on Bill and Marion Certain Trail, or turn back.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Nice trail with secluded feel.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Rustic, quiet trail through the woods that is modestly challenging. I encountered a few mountain bikers and other occasional hikers. There are good trail markers along the way.

Monday, September 19, 2016

I think this is a great trail for anyone looking to just get outdoors for a couple of hours. There are some steep areas but it isn't too complicated. Definitely keep an eye out for the trail signs so that you stay on the correct trail. There are several that intersect and/or break off from each other. We had no trouble seeing them though so as long as you're paying attention they are easy to spot. I really enjoyed this trail and will definitely be back!

on Fanning Trail

Friday, September 09, 2016

Parked down by the Southeast Church of the Nazarene, there's a good trail head. The trail itself is very clear with lots of markers and quite a few benches provided along the first half or so of the uphill. Overall the trail had interesting rock formations, forest views, and plants, but no scenic overlooks. There was one bench that looked out over a little bluff, but the view was obscured by the leafy trees, maybe it's more scenic in the cooler seasons.

It took us about 2.5 hours to get from the church trail head out to the little split that goes down towards the Blevin's Gap parking-lot and back at a pretty leisurely pace while I used a stick in front of me to clear spider webs.

Thursday, September 08, 2016


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