Big Cove to Duck Weed Basin Loop
ElevationAscent: 17' 5 m
Descent: -17' -5 m
High: 601' 183 m
Low: 588' 179 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (0°)
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“This run explores the mostly flat, doubletrack horse trails on the northern side of Hays Nature Preserve.”— Kristen Arendt
At about 1 mile into the Big Cove Creek Greenway, turn left at the stop sign, cross the creek and run right along the edge of the golf course to the entrance of Duck Weed Basin sign. Follow the trail along White Tail Haven; you'll cross two bridges and the golf course maintenance path on this trail.
At the fork, go left on the Skip Rock Wilderness Trail to the 100-Acre Woods around the lake to Bobcat Thicket and Deer Run back to the Skip Rock Wilderness fork. These trails are multi-use equestrian paths so be prepared to yield to other trail users. The terrain is a bit more adventurous, with some rocks and roots to navigate, compared with the paved greenway you started on, but there is nothing too challenging, and the doubletrack paths are flat most of the way.
Once you finish out the loop, head back to the parking area the same way you came along White Tail Haven, Duck Weed Basin, and the Big Cove Creek Greenway.
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Land Manager: City of Huntsville - Department of Parks and Recreation