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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge: Buckeye/Goose Pond

Intermediate

Trail

12.0 mile 19.3 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 144' 44 m
Descent: -144' -44 m
High: 594' 181 m
Low: 558' 170 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Luke Brisk

Flat and easily managed trail.

Luke Brisk

Features Cave · River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

This route utilizes access roads with in Joe Wheeler Wildlife refuge. It features an excellent view of the the Tennessee River and runs near Rock house cave.

Need to Know

Beware of hunting activity.

Runner Notes

These trails feature very limited climbs. There are a few gates that you may need to climb over as well. Be aware that this land is used for hunting so do you best to not look like a deer, duck or squirrel.

Description

There is a fairly large gravel area off of Jolley B Road that can be utilized for parking. The route is fairly easy to navigate but can be tricky around mile 7 so be sure to have map handy because it is not marked. You can also use the Trail Run Project mobile app, just make sure you download the Alabama data before leaving home.

Just off or Refuge Road if you choose you can explore Rock House Cave. If you're running this route in the winter then you should steer clear so you don't wake any hibernating bats. Huntsville Outdoors has a good article about the the cave here: huntsvilleoutdoors.com/inde…

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Jul 8, 2018
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Blackwell Swamp
May 11, 2015 near Priceville, AL
View of the Tennessee River and the SW Rockhouse Road Trail
Apr 29, 2015 near Priceville, AL

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