Home Sign in with Facebook
or Login with Email


Cutchenmine Trail

Consensus:    (details)
 4.0 from 2 votes
  Intermediate from 1 vote
Your Opinion:
Rating: -none- change
Rank: #6 in Huntsville
#65 in Alabama
#1,441 Overall
Trail near
“A nice rolling ride along Short Creek.”
Zack Butler on May 30, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
2.3 Miles Singletrack Type 53’ Ascent -85’ Descent 598’ Low 642’ High
Closed when wet, but drains well.
The Cutchenmine Trail follows an old coal mine road along Short Creek. You can see numerous waterfowl, and perhaps even a bald eagle, from this trail as it winds along the base of Sand Mountain near Lake Guntersville. It is wider than a typical singletrack trail but not quite wide enough to be considered doubletrack. Except for a few roots and rocks which are usually avoidable, this trail is relatively smooth.

This trail begins on the south side of AL HWY 227 just past the Park Office and has a small pullout at the trailhead. A short connector across the road will take you up to the Tom Bevill Trail for access to other trails within Lake Guntersville State Park. From the south side of AL HWY 227, the trail descends from the road down to a bridge which crosses a side creek and then rolls along the lake for about a mile until it reaches another bridge. Another somewhat long climb with a few obstacles follows the second bridge, and the trail continues rolling along the lake. After 2.3 miles, the trail ends abruptly at creek which is usually dry in the summer.

Although the State of Alabama owns property along the lake to extend the trail all the way around back to AL HWY 227 on the other side of the Short Creek Bridge, as of the time of this writing (May 2013), the trail does not extend past the 2.3 miles mapped. Nevertheless, this is currently the easiest trail at Lake Guntersville State Park open to mountain biking.
Land Manager: Alabama State Parks
View in 3D
Louis Garneau - Performance Carbon Jersey ...
40% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Planet Bike - Rear Ecorack with Hardware
17% off
at Jenson USA
Louis Garneau - Super Lite Vest - Men's - ...
40% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Race Face - Turbine 2X10 Crankset OE
40% off
at Jenson USA
Capo - Modena Donna Spin Knicker
70% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Endura - Clickfast Mesh Liner
24% off
at Jenson USA
Sram - PC-991 Hollow Pin 9SP Chain 2011
35% off
at Jenson USA
Attaquer - Shooting Hoops Kit - Men's - Men's
30% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Ritchey - WCS Carbon C-260 Stem
40% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Giordana - Trade Corsa Windtex Jacket - Men's
20% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Etxeondo - Feather Jersey - Short-Sleeve -...
20% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Tacx - Tao Water Bottle Cage
13% off
at Jenson USA
MTB Project scours dozens of stores to
bring you the best bike deals!
Forecasting the weather...
Recent Conditions
Add a Condition Report | View All »
5.0 (1)
A multi-use gravel path that winds and follows the Black Creek and Noccalula ...
near Gadsden, AL
5.0 (1)
An easy lollipop loop out to O'Shaughnessy Point and back.
near Huntsville, AL
4.5 (2)
A tour combining the best flow and scenery in Monte Sano State Park.
near Huntsville, AL

Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List »
Your Check-Ins:
Add a New Check-In | View All »

Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of Cutchenmine Trail
 2.3 from 3 votes
Beautiful cove at the end of the Cutchenmine Trail. (Guntersville, AL)
© 2014 Adventure Projects, LLC Terms | Privacy | About Us