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Big Way Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 388' 118 m
Descent: -508' -155 m
High: 664' 202 m
Low: 498' 152 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Paul Spears

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Big Way Trail is an awesome trail with many hills and great views that winds through the core of the trail system.

Paul Spears

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Must register at Russell Lands General Store or horse stables to use trails.

Need to Know

You must register at Russell Lands General Store or stables in order to use the trails. There is no cost to hike and you must register annually. Also, you must call the security office to check in and check out of the trails. They have an app called Russell Lands that has a detailed map of the trails.

Description

This is a great trail with one difficult hill just before the Wilson Road Trailhead. Many great views and mostly shaded trail with gravel and dirt.

I started at Willow Point Cutoff Trailhead and headed to Wilson Road Trailhead on Big Way Trail. This is a great trail for multiple activities such as hiking, cycling, driving golf carts, and horseback riding. I was overwhelmed trying to decide on a loop but ultimately decided to go on this trail as it travels through the heart of the trail system. I simply arranged a ride ahead of time back to my starting point.

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We need help with the following missing trail information:

Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Flora & Fauna

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Land Manager: Russell Lands, Inc.

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May 29, 2019 near Eclectic, AL

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