Jean Shorts Special
ElevationAscent: 755' 230 m
Descent: -754' -230 m
High: 1,440' 439 m
Low: 735' 224 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A fun hike from the bottom to the top of Blevins Gap Preserve.”— Timothy Walters
The northern trailhead (on Cecil Ashburn Dr) has plenty of dedicated parking.
If you continue on to West Bluff Trail from Bill and Marion Certain Trail there are some spectacular views of Huntsville and the Tennessee River.
Smoke Rise Trail can get a little muddy if it has rained recently.
Once you've gone up and had a stretch at the Namaste bench on Bill and Marion Certain Trail, start your descent and watch for the old cars on Sugar Tree Trail! The myth is that they were deposited here by a tornado decades ago.
Be aware of poison Ivy and check for ticks when you get off the trail.
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Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL