Iron Works Loop
ElevationAscent: 358' 109 m
Descent: -294' -90 m
High: 636' 194 m
Low: 439' 134 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A long, perimeter hiking trail.”— Josh Moore
The north half of this trail is comprised of the Old Montevallo Stage Road (ca 1830). From this perimeter trail, hikers can access many of the other trails in the park to create a longer or shorter outing as desired.
This trail has three possible trailhead points. The official starting point is on the north side of the park near the Boy Scouts of America camp. You can also access this trail from the Collins House point or the tension bridge that can be found just past the main parking area.
This trail will not end where you began, so plan on hiking the Slave Quarter Trail (approximately 1 mi) or the Sidewalk/Grist Mill Trail (approximately 1.5 mi) back to your starting point.
Note that after heavy rain, parts of this trail become marsh, and you'll find several small streams suddenly crossing the trail.
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Land Manager: Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission (AHIC)