Middle Mountain Loop
ElevationAscent: 61' 19 m
Descent: -60' -18 m
High: 638' 194 m
Low: 580' 177 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“The central trail of GUTS, traversing the forest hillside with moderate grades through tall trees.”— TrailVisions LLC
This trail is fun in both directions, with stacked three-way intersections establishing the natural CW and CCW directionality.
Strava users take note: these multi-use recreational trails are frequently less than 20' lateral separation - so your recreational GPS devices recording in one second intervals with three meter accuracy inevitably will provide fickle data under the dense forest canopy. Please do not straighten the trail or deviate from the purpose built trail.
A nice bench awaits you on the east side of this loop, making the perfect place to appreciate your surroundings.
Please do not shortcut the trail levels by cutting into the woods between terraced levels. The trail system is a sustainable design for limited maintenance - and making your own way straight downhill/uphill is not a sustainable form of travel nor a long term best practice.
Middle Mountain has two directional access trails, and leads to a series of three-way intersections for the Peak Attack and Wild West extensions.
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Photos, Need to Know, Runner Notes
Land Manager: City of Gardendale Parks & Recreation
Oct 3, 2019: October Calendar Link
Oct 3, 2019: Dead Author’s Graveyard
Sep 13, 2019: Fall City Wide Clean Up – call by 10/16/19 for service