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.

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2 days ago

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.

Some very pretty views. $10 to get into the park for 3 of us. The trails are easy to hike, but they are smoothed with sand. So make sure you have shoes that have good grip. The same shoes we have been loving hiking in were slipping and sliding all over the place in the the sand. Made for some sore ankles after.
Pretty. Easy. But not sure it is worth a return visit.

2 months 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.

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

3 months ago

Super fun hike with lots of shifts in topography. My nine year old and I started at the church and ended at the parking lot on Cecil Ashburn. The trip was roughly 2.5 miles and took us a little over an hour. My wife dropped us off and picked us up.

Make sure you have excellent lugs on your shoes especially in wet conditions. In fact, I would deem this trail very hazardous when wet. You have to do some rock hopping (slippery when wet) and the ground gets muddy very quickly from rain.

The trail bends around the east side of the mountain and is well covered with trees. So, it's nice to do even in the heat of the summer evenings. We started at 4 PM. We saw lots of wildlife including a deer. My son had a bunch of tinny ticks on him by the end. I must not have used enough spray on him.

4 months ago

Decided to take a break on our road trip and stopped here. Got to the gate to learn there was a small fee (cash only) to get into the park. No big deal, but we didn’t have cash on us so we drove down and took the road entrance. Easy trail. Really well marked. Lots of stuff to see along the way with great views. Nothing overwhelmingly spectacular but definitely beautiful. Overall solid trail and fun experience!
Definitely would be great and easy with kids as well!

5 months 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.

6 months ago

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.

7 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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

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

Awesome trail

8 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.

9 months ago

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

9 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

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Easy trail - kind of narrow in places

Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

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