Bill and Marion Certain Trail
ElevationAscent: 316' 96 m
Descent: -40' -12 m
High: 1,484' 452 m
Low: 1,170' 357 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“Fantastic views of South Huntsville and Hampton Cove.”— Luke Brisk
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.
Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL