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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge: Buckeye/Goose Pond

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Flat and easily managed trail.


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Map Key

12.0

Miles

19.3

KM

Loop

594' 181 m

High

558' 170 m

Low

144' 44 m

Up

144' 44 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave · River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

This route utilizes access roads with in Joe Wheeler Wildlife refuge. It features an excellent view of the the Tennessee River and runs near Rock house cave.

Need to Know

Beware of hunting activity.

Description

There is a fairly large gravel area off of Jolley B Road that can be utilized for parking. The route is fairly easy to navigate but can be tricky around mile 7 so be sure to have map handy because it is not marked. You can also use the Hiking Project mobile app, just make sure you download the Alabama data before leaving home.

Just off or Refuge Road if you choose you can explore Rock House Cave. If you're hiking this route in the winter then you should steer clear so you don't wake any hibernating bats. Huntsville Outdoors has a good article about the the cave here: huntsvilleoutdoors.com/inde…

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Luke Brisk

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Blackwell Swamp
May 11, 2015 near Priceville, AL
View of the Tennessee River and the SW Rockhouse Road Trail
Apr 29, 2015 near Priceville, AL

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Jun 29, 2018
Mike Tankersley
biked it 12mi
Nov 24, 2017
Javier Serrano

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