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Devil's Racetrack Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (4)

Legends say that the Native American's used to race their horses around Devil's Racetrack.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

1,012' 308 m

High

812' 247 m

Low

201' 61 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Devil's Racetrack runs 1.6 miles from the Land Trust Parking on Spragins Hollow Road to a large group of limestone boulders known as the Devil's Racetrack. This natural open area offers a great view of the hills north of Huntsville.

From start to finish, the trail ascends only 200 feet with the most aggressive climb from 0.6 to 1.10 miles on the trail. This is where you reach the Devil's Racetrack, a short loop that runs around large grouping of limestone rocks. The loop is just less than 0.5 miles long and puts you back to the trail.

Read more about the Wade Mountain Nature Preserver trails at Huntsville Outdoors.com

Contacts

Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL

Shared By:

Luke Brisk

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View from atop the Devils Racetrack Trail
Jul 7, 2015 near Meridia…, AL
Flat rocks lead the way on the Devils Racetrack
Jul 7, 2015 near Meridia…, AL
Well packed section of the Shovelton Trail
Jul 7, 2015 near Meridia…, AL

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Mar 19, 2017
Renny Medved
Mar 10, 2017
Scott Nickels
Great hike, nicely maintained, quite a few deer.
Feb 24, 2017
Stan O'Donnell

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