Devil’s Racetrack

Devil’s Racetrack runs 1.6 miles from the Land Trust Parking on Spragins Hollow Road to a large group of limestone boulders known as the Devil’s Racetrack. This natural open area offers a great view of the hills north of Huntsville.

From start to finish, the trail ascends only 200 feet with the most aggressive climb from 0.6 to 1.10 miles on the trail. This is where you reach the Devil’s Racetrack, a short loop that runs around large grouping of limestone rocks. The loop is just less than 0.5 miles long and puts you back to the trail.

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Canyon National Preserve

The river and canyon have formed a wild and rugged landscape that allows for a range of peaceful and challenging recreational opportunities. The river supports world-class whitewater paddling and the canyon supports exceptional climbing opportunities. The opportunity for hiking, swimming, and fishing in natural areas away from city life are exemplified at Martha’s Falls and Canyon Mouth.

Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain State Park
Alabama State Park

Pelham Alabama

Shelby County Alabama

Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama’s largest state park at 9,940 acres. The park makes up the northeast quadrant of the city of Pelham and is 18 miles south (via I-65) of Birmingham, the state’s largest city. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, golf, swimming, camping, fishing, and horseback riding. Oak Mountain is also home to the Alabama Wildlife Center, the state’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, and the Oak MountainBMX racing track. A fee ($1–$3 as of 2012) is charged to enter the park.