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Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 316' 96 m
Descent: -40' -12 m
High: 1,484' 452 m
Low: 1,170' 357 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Fantastic views of South Huntsville and Hampton Cove.

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Description

This trail was formally know as the Scout Trail. It was renamed after the family who donated the land it travels across now (Bill and Marion Certain). There is now a physical disconnect between this trail and the Scout Trail after the construction of Cecil Ashburn drive through the valley between Huntsville and Green Mountain.

The best way to get to the Certain Trail is using the Land Trust parking lot off of Cecil Ashburn drive. The Smoke Rise Trail starts at the same location but heads down the mountain. About and 1/8 of mile in it also connects with the Sugar Tree Trail that also heads down the mountain.

1/2 a mile in you reach the top the mountain and from here to the end it is flat and fast. This is an offshoot of the trail that runs parallel along the West side of the Green Mountain and eventual meets back up with Certain Trail after the power line cut.

And of course, the power line cut is where you have some great views of Huntsville to the west and Hampton cove to the east.

Contacts

Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL

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Aug 31, 2018
Anthony Corneau
Fun route, went down the the Bluff trail, and came back on the Certain Trail. Very nice and easy. 2.5mi
Jun 14, 2018
Trent Sagan
4mi
Sep 3, 2017
Katie Newbury
Nov 5, 2016
Stan O'Donnell
May 27, 2016
Kristoffer Flaherty

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David Neal
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David Neal   Athens
After a steady 1/2 mile ascent, this trail levels out and eventually reveals some of the best views in the city. You can hike this as an out and back, or use it to connect with the Varnedoe and Sugar Tree Trails to make a loop. The West Bluff Trail breaks off and then rejoins the Certain Trail to offer additional views. May 23, 2017

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