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Old Railroad Bed to Alms House

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Short, forested hike full of views with several stream crossings.


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Loop

1,069' 326 m

High

879' 268 m

Low

177' 54 m

Up

190' 58 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Overview

This hike combines the Old Railroad Bed Trail and the Alms House Trail into a quick, beautiful trek. View a variety of wildflowers, water features, and tree-lined trail.

Description

Beginning at the back of the Land Trust parking lot, hike past the pavilion on the right to get to Old Railroad Bed Trail. Your hike will begin by crossing a sturdy bridge. You'll also trek through a clearing for power lines that offers a view of the valley. To turn back to the parking lot, split off to the Alms House Trail. At this point, you'll cross a stream, and immediately begin the climb back up with a few quick, challenging switchbacks.

Contacts

Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL

Shared By:

Mary Katherine Henley

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The old embankment for the 175 foot trestle that use to cross Fagan Creek. The old stone footings are not used to support a trail bridge.
Oct 27, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Dry Falls
Dec 27, 2019 near Huntsville, AL
View of Fagan Creek.
Oct 27, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Abandoned railroad bed that was converted into a trail.
Oct 27, 2015 near Huntsville, AL

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