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Discovery Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 146' 45 m
Descent: -123' -38 m
High: 1,459' 445 m
Low: 1,325' 404 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Luke Brisk

An old trail that connects Burritt to Through Springs.

Luke Brisk

Features Cave · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Aside from the section of trail that is shared with the Rock Bluff Trail the rest of the trail is quite rocky and steep.

Description

Discovery trail starts off of the Big Cove Turnpike and runs to the Trough Springs Trail.

The trail starts with rocky incline up to the Rock Bluff Trail. This is a very under-used section of trail, so the path forward can be tricky in places. When it reaches the Rock Bluff Trail things flatten out and it shares a path until the Burritt hikers parking lot. From there, it descends towards Monte Sano Blvd. Like the start, this section is steep and under-utilized.

When you reach Monte Sano Blvd., you must look across the road for a white vinyl space shuttle trail marker to see where the trail continues on the other side. After crossing the street, the trail heads down further until it finally reaches Trough Springs.

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Cave off of the Rock Bluff trail
Jun 8, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Space Shuttle marking the continuation of the Discovery trail to the other side of Monte Sano Blvd.
Jul 27, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Open area near Old Wagon Road and Discovery Trail
Jun 8, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Old wooden sign for the Wagon Road
Jun 8, 2015 near Huntsville, AL

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