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Waterline Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (9)

The most challenging trail on Monte Sano.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

1,355' 413 m

High

800' 244 m

Low

555' 169 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Features River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Waterline Trail runs along a raised pathway that was built for a water pipeline that brought water from the a reservoir on top of Monte Sano. Parts of the pipeline are visible as you make your way up the trail.

There are two reasons why this trail is so challenging. The first is the almost constant incline from its start at Three Caves to end at Bluff Line Trail. The second reason is the challenging section at dry falls that requires you to cross a creek bed that is very treacherous, especially when wet. Then to top of the challenging creek crossing, you immediately have to traverse a steep section where you almost have to crawl up and out of a steep embankment.

The most difficult sections lie just before the end of the trail at the Bluff Line Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL

Shared By:

Luke Brisk

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  4.2 from 9 votes

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#42

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#6,543

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Photos

Three Caves, formerly known as Hermitage Quarry.
Feb 4, 2016 near Huntsville, AL
Dry Falls
Oct 27, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Rocky terrain
Oct 15, 2019 near Huntsville, AL
Rocky terrain
Oct 15, 2019 near Huntsville, AL
Portion of dry falls
Feb 12, 2018 near Huntsville, AL
Dry creek bed crossing.
Oct 20, 2015 near Huntsville, AL

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Dec 26, 2019
Steve Vacula Jr
Bluff Line>Wagon>Waterline>ALMS House 5.2mi
Feb 20, 2019
Ted Towry
Aug 20, 2018
Jessica Lochner
1.6mi
May 17, 2018
Jerrye Kent
Apr 5, 2018
Dewayne Kornegay
Feb 11, 2018
Allison McElroy
Sep 3, 2016
Michael Hallman

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