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Fossil Bench Trail

Intermediate
 2.5 (2)

Search the rocks in the bench and you may find a fossil!


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

100%

Runnable

1,039' 317 m

High

977' 298 m

Low

33' 10 m

Up

89' 27 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

The Fossil Bench Trail starts at the intersection of the Wade Mountain Greenway and the Bostick Trail. It runs along a natural bench on wade mountain on what was an old logging road. A majority of the trail is doubletrack with some large flat rocks that can be slippery when wet. At the 1-mile mark, the trail meets up with the other end of the Bostick Trail.

From here, the trail continues the old logging road but it is not a maintained section of the trail and is overgrown. You'll know you have reached the trail's end when you come to a large white Land Trust sign indicating the end of their property.

Contacts

Land Manager: Land Trust of North AL

Shared By:

Luke Brisk

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Waterfall and rock wall on the Bostick Trail.  When dry you can climb up to the top of it.
Jul 23, 2015 near Meridia…, AL
Doubletrack
Jul 31, 2015 near Meridia…, AL
Unkept section of the Fossil Bench Trail
Jul 31, 2015 near Meridia…, AL
Great short hike. Limited elevation changes. Keep your eyes on the trail as we saw this monster timber rattlesnake on 7/1
Jul 4, 2019 near Meridia…, AL

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