Rainbow Mountain is located in the heart of Madison Alabama but as soon as you step foot on the trail you can feel miles away from civilization.
From the gravel parking lot you take the Rainbow Loop Trail
past the balance rock, this part is pretty easy. At a 1/2 mile, things get much rockier and more technical as you start to descend to the lowest part of the trail where it opens up to reveal a creek bed and intersects with Spring Trail
From there you start to good and rocky climb up the hill to Ja Moo Koo Loop Trail
which you'll reach just after a mile. This loop is just short of a mile long and has some very large rocks. Some of which can obscure the route so keep your eyes peeled around mile 1.5.
At two miles the Ja Moo Koo Loop Trail
meets back up with the Rainbow Loop Trail
which you take west toward the exit. There is an exit sign that will inform you of the correct direction to travel. The trail here is still very rocky, so be careful.
From here you only have 1/3 of a mile to go. In this last section, you'll go past the top of Spring Trail
and Jakes Trail
. From Spring Trail
to where the hike ends at the old playground, the rocks start to clear out and this section of trail is quite easy.
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There is an abundance of squirrels and chipmunks. You could possibly see a snake or a some weird bugs