According to the Land Trust, the purpose of this hike is to introduce people to Huntsville Mountain’s interesting rock ledges and limestone-captured fossils.
The hike takes place on Fanning Trail, which is located in the northern portion of the Blevins Gap Nature Preserve. The Preserve consists of 971 acres of forest within the Huntsville city limits, and users include hikers, runners, and mountain bikers.
WHAT: Spring Guided Hikes Series: Fossils and Rock Ledges of Huntsville Mountain’s Fanning Trail
WHO: Suitable for all ages. This two-mile hike is rated moderate-to-difficult.
WHY: You’re curious about nature. You have a budding geologist, botanist, or biologist in the family.
WHEN: Sunday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Canceled for rain. (Verify cancelation via the Land Trust of North Alabama’s website or Facebook page.)
WHERE: Huntsville, AL. Fanning Trail is in the Blevins Gap Nature Preserve. The Huntsville Mountain Trailhead is in the back northeast corner of the Southeast Church of the Nazarene parking lot, at 2275 Cecil Ashburn Drive.
HOW: Free to the public, but donations are encouraged. Comfortable closed-toe shoes, bottled water, snacks, and a camera are always good things to bring hiking.