Devil’s Racetrack

Devil’s Racetrack

Located in Wade Mountain Nature Preserve, in Madison County Alabama, Huntsville Alabama, Devi’s Racetrack is four miles of single-track and rock climbs to a one-half mile flat section at the top.

The Devil’s Race Track is a significant geologic feature located on the eastern lobe and which has one of the best views of north Huntsville, with views to Tennessee on a clear day. This feature is a rock outcropping of Monteagle limestone, is level, and generally covered with grasses and wildflowers. The weathering of the underlying limestone releases numerous Mississippian fossils characteristic of a shallow reef environment. Folklore claims the Cherokee Indians raced horses atop the mountain.

The trail system was created by and is maintained by volunteers. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, located a few miles from the western Pulaski Pike trailhead, is but one of several corporations who encourage employees to volunteer time for Trail Care Crew workdays.

Both the city of Huntsville and the Land Trust own land that comprise the Preserve, with the Land Trust providing management and trail development/maintenance.


Wade Mountain Nature Preserve Trail System – Huntsville, AL

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The system includes eight miles of trails for hiking, biking, or riding, with views to Tennessee on a clear day. The Wade Mountain Nature Preserve is one of three Land Trust of North Alabama Preserves that are each larger than Central Park and are all within Huntsville city limits. Designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2012.