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Madkin Mountain Loop

Intermediate

Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 222' 68 m
Descent: -222' -68 m
High: 872' 266 m
Low: 717' 218 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

An easy and enjoyable loop around Madkin Mountain.

Kristen Arendt

Features Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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Overview

An easy loop around Madkin Mountain on Redstone Arsenal. The trail is open to foot travel and mountain bike use, and there are multiple trailheads around the mountain that lead to the Level Loop.

Description

This loop of Madkin Mountain makes for an easy run for those looking for a moderate loop on an easy trail. While you can access the loop from various trailheads in the area, as mapped here, the route utilizes the short Madkin Wash Trail accessed off of Neal Road to climb to the Level Loop.

Madkin Wash is a short, quick climb that will get you nice and warmed up for the remainder of the loop. Once you are up this short connector, the Level Loop (as you might expect from its name) flattens out. You can run the loop in either direction, and you can expect some very mellow ups and downs no matter which way you go.

The trail is primarily singletrack with some sections of roots and rocks to navigate. The woods are dense, and in times the path can be a bit overgrown, so keep an eye open for the path and use the Trail Run Project mobile app to make sure you are on track. In the spring, you can spot a variety of wildflowers along the path.

History & Background

In 1989, a devastating F4 tornado touched down on Madkin Mountain.

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