ElevationAscent: 228' 70 m
Descent: -224' -68 m
High: 1,011' 308 m
Low: 798' 243 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A loop for runners looking for some varied terrain combined with a little bit of elevation gain.”— Kristen Arendt
From the Piney Loop Trail, continue onto the Devil's Racetrack Trail for the main climb. Along this stretch, you may notice several spur trails off the main path and the Rock Wall Trail branching off to the right; ignore these and stick to the main, marked path. At just over 1.5 miles, the trail climbs up to a loop of Devils Racetrack--a group of large limestone boulders.
At this point, can take the loop either way around this high point, and there are a couple nice view north toward Huntsville. At the furthest most point of the loop, you'll come to a wide, power line clear cut. Enjoy the unobstructed view before finishing out the loop and heading back down to the trailhead the way you came.
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