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Dummy Line Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 272' 83 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 1,382' 421 m
Low: 1,118' 341 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Luke Brisk

A relatively new and very well-built trail, featuring multiple wooden bridges.

Luke Brisk

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is a very rocky trail.

Description

Dummy Line Trail Starts off of the Toll Gate Trail and runs to Fearn Street on Monte Sano Mountain on land controlled by North Alabama Land Trust. It was constructed by a local mountain biking club.

The entirety of the trail is singletrack, a majority of which runs parallel to Bankhead parkway and can be seen from the trail. This is a well-established trail with many spots where time and effort has been put in to build the trail up. There are nicely constructed rock steps, wooden bridges, and small retaining walls.

At 0.3 miles, the trail intersects with the Land Trust Panther Knob Trail.

The trail ascends almost the entire time with only a few rolling sections. As it gets closer to Fearn Street, it starts to switchback and climb up. That is the most fun part of the trail and the most difficult. This section features more bridges that are extremely slippery when wet.

Eventually, the trail comes out onto a wide shoulder on Fearn Street. If you choose to you can park here as well. This spot does not directly connect you to any trails either, but you can get to the closed section of Bankhead parkway which gives you access to Monte Sano State Park.

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Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL

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A well constructed stone section of the Dummy Line Trail over a creek bed.
Jul 28, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Loose crushed rock at the start of the trail.
Jul 31, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Panther Knob trail marker with orange flagging in the background.
Jul 21, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Hard to follow section between Bankhead Parkway and Flat Rock of the Land Trust's Panther Knob trail.
Jul 21, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Entrance into Monte Sano State Park form the close section of Bankhead Parkway.
Jun 15, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Split-cedar log bridge on the Dummy Line Trail. There are several of these on this trail.
May 26, 2016 near Huntsville, AL

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