ElevationAscent: 432' 132 m
Descent: -461' -140 m
High: 1,141' 348 m
Low: 753' 230 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“A rocky and hilly loop around Rainbow Mountain.”— Luke Brisk
From there you start to good and rocky climb up the hill to Ja Moo Koo Loop Trail which you'll reach just after a mile. This loop is just short of a mile long and has some very large rocks. Some of which can obscure the route so keep your eyes peeled around mile 1.5.
At two miles the Ja Moo Koo Loop Trail meets back up with the Rainbow Loop Trail which you take west toward the exit. There is an exit sign that will inform you of the correct direction to travel. The trail here is still very rocky, so be careful.
From here you only have 1/3 of a mile to go. In this last section, you'll go past the top of Spring Trail and Jakes Trail. From Spring Trail to where the run ends at the old playground, the rocks start to clear out and this section of trail is quite easy.
I have written an article about Rainbow Mountain if you would like to learn more about this property, please visit my website HuntsvilleOutdoors.com.
Red Spotted Purple Butterflies were in abundance in September.
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