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A gentle descent down the backbone of Taylor Mountain.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

1,026' 313 m

High

718' 219 m

Low

19' 6 m

Up

327' 100 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

The Taylor Mountain Trail is a new trail built since the April 2011 tornado outbreak that devastated much of Lake Guntersville State Park. The park is adding additional trails in partnership with IMBA. Plastic flags on trees indicate where new trails are planned to be constructed.

Description

This trail runs between the Golf Course Loop and the Cascade Trail down the backbone of Taylor Mountain parallel to Aubrey Carr Scenic Drive. At the top, on the end nearest the Golf Course Loop, it meanders along the ridge in the midst of a relatively new forest due to significant damage from the April 2011 tornadoes that devastated significant portions of Lake Guntersville State Park.

A short section of the trail is doubletrack. After passing through a large clearing, it begins a singletrack descent, with a few switchbacks here and there. There is also a bail point to Aubrey Carr Scenic Drive. Generally speaking, the trail is not technical; the higher difficulty rating is largely due to the almost constant steep grade down the mountain.

Contacts

Land Manager: Alabama State Parks

Shared By:

Zack Butler with improvements by Lost Justpastnowhere

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Bottom of Taylor Mountain Trail.  Taylor Mtn is to the right; Cascade Trail is to the left.
Oct 26, 2014 near Gunters…, AL
Intersection of Golf Course Loop (right) with Taylor Mountain Trail (left).
Oct 26, 2014 near Gunters…, AL

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Oct 3, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
Jun 30, 2020
David Epperson
Found and returned a set of keys. 6mi — 7h 30m
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Matthew Burr
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