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Hike the Land Trust Challenge: Blevins Gap – North RESCHEDULED
September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
(Difficult / 3.5 hours / 5.6 miles) Follow our series of guided hikes throughout the entire year as we cover all of the Land Trust’s public trails! We’ll start with the easiest routes and increase our difficulty and distance along the way. Join us on our RESCHEDULED date as we explore the quieter side of Blevins Gap Nature Preserve on the north side of Cecil Ashburn. The trailhead is located behind SE Church of the Nazarene and, though close to the bustle of Jones Valley below, it feels like a world away. However, this is a challenging hike with significant elevation change and rocky terrain so come prepared. This hike begins on Fanning Trail. Loop around Stevenson Trail before returning to Fanning on the way to Chittamwood and then Walsingham Trails. Enjoy the rock formations and variety of trees along the way. From there, you’ll climb up Fanning and then Scout Trails for approximately 1.5 miles to reach the far eastern limits of the preserve and turn back to hike down the same distance. We’ll take Walsingham the opposite direction towards Bailey Cove Trail and then Jones Valley Loop, which returns you to the traihead alongside a beautiful, rocky creek bed.
Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Fanning Trailhead) – 2275 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802