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Cave Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
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Straightforward singletrack with a few climbs and descents.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Singletrack

714' 218 m

High

610' 186 m

Low

113' 35 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed when wet, but drains well.

Description

The Cave Trail is a quick jaunt from the road to the campground to the Tom Bevill Trail. It is not terribly difficult overall but there are a few steep climbs on it, particularly at its start on the campgound road and at the stream crossings.

At the campground road, the biking portion of the trail starts on the south side of the road at a steep embankment that you'll most likely have to hike-a-bike up, but it is a short embankement. In theory, the trail does cross the road here and continues north, but the northern section is a steep, rocky climb up to the Loop Trail and is not recommended for biking. The cave from which it gets its name is a short hike north from the road.

After the steep embankment at the road, the trail rolls and winds along a low hill and through an area damaged during the April 2011 tornado outbreak (it has been cleared out, of course) and has a short but steep descent just before crossing a bridge over a creek. After the bridge, the trail ascends again and comes to a closed park road and crosses it. It then continues winding along through some storm-damaged areas and crosses another stream. After the second stream crossing, it begins a sustained ascent up towards the Tom Bevill Trail, where it ends. The Spring Trail can be taken back to the closed park road or you can continue along the 3.4-mile loop of the Tom Bevill Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Alabama State Parks

Shared By:

Zack Butler

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The namesake for the Cave Trail (the cave, not the person).
May 31, 2013 near Gunters…, AL
Sign at entrance to Cave Trail Alternate route as of December 20, 2014.  Probably the best map of the current trails at Lake Guntersville State Park.
Dec 22, 2014 near Gunters…, AL

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