section 2 / snailtrail / northbound.
USE ODOMETER OR TRIP METER (NO REALLY :)
NORTHERN TERMINUS ~ FINISH HIKE
PARK FINISH HIKE VEHICLE FIRST
7.1 ~ TRAMMEL TRAILHEAD
Begin from the old downtown district of Sylacauga, AL at the intersection of AL 21 and AL 148.
Go south on AL 21 for 1.9 miles to CR 41/CR 511. Turn left.
Go 3.3 miles to Trammel Motorway / FS 603. Turn left.
Go 1.4 miles to FS 603A. Turn right. When you come to the fork in the road, with a yellow FS gate at the left fork, go right for 350’ to the trailhead parking area.
SOUTHERN TERMINUS ~ BEGIN HIKE
PARK START HIKE VEHICLE
0.0 ~ AL 21 TRAILHEAD
From the Trammel Trailhead parking area, go 0.6 miles back out to FS 603. Turn left.
Go 1.9 miles to CR 511. Turn left.
Go 2.3 miles to CR 41 (no sign!). Turn right.
Go 5.5 miles to the AL 21 Trailhead.
You should ask for permission about parking at the Dollar General.
CS ~ CONVENIENCE STORE ~ 0.0, 5.3
TT ~ TRAIL TOWN ~ 5.3
SC ~ SMALL CAMP ~ 0
LC ~ LARGE CAMP ~ 0
TS ~ TRAIL SHELTER ~ 0
SW ~ SEASONAL WATER ~ 4.0
RW ~ RELIABLE WATER ~ 0.0, 4.4
HS ~ HOT SHOWER ~ 5.3
DISTANCE ~ 7.1
CUMULATIVE ~ 12.6 ~ 19.7
ELEVATION ~ L 728’ ~ H 945’
ROAD WALK ~ EASY
LANDMARK ~ JOY LAKE
LOCAL TOWN ~ SYLACAUGA
CONTINUE ALABAMA ROAD WALK
0.0 ~ AL 21 TRAILHEAD ~ CS, RW ~ 728’
The north trail goes straight across AL 21 on CR 41.
CS, RW ~ Dollar General
0.6 ~ PASS HIGH TENSION POWER LINE ~ 748’
1.0 ~ PASS COOSA CO. 68
1.9 ~ US 280 CROSSING ~ 745’
Go straight across this 4 lane highway.
3.3 ~ ROCKHOUSE ROAD / HOLMAN CROSSROADS / CR 66 ~ 793’
Turn left here. Yes, I know what you're thinking. No, you won't hear
banjo music or pigs squealing. Yes, the trail goes through several
nice neighborhoods :)
3.5 ~ PASS VICTORY HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH
4.0 ~ CROSS ONE LANE BRIDGE ~ SW ~ 747’
4.1 ~ TURN RIGHT ON REDBUD ROAD ~ 750’
4.3 ~ TURN RIGHT ON AZALEA LANE ~ 811’
4.4 ~ TURN RIGHT AT JOY LAKE ON AZALEA ROAD ~ RW
This is a Private Lake Community.
4.6 ~ TURN RIGHT ON GRAVEL ROAD
After a little bit, look for a really sharp curve to the left. There is a good blaze at the end of the sharp curve. There is a gravel road / driveway(?) here at the beginning of the curve that makes it kinda look like the road / trail goes straight. It do not :)
5.3 ~ CR 511 CROSSING ~ CS, TT, HS ~ 825’
Go straight across CR 511 onto Trammel Motorway.
CAUTION! Cars are coming down the hill really fast!!
CS, TT, HS ~ Go left on CR 511 for 3.3 miles to the stop sign at AL 21. There is a convenience store here. Turn right on AL 21 and go appx. 2 miles to downtown Sylacauga.
5.4 ~ CROSS OVER NORFOLK SOUTHERN RR TRACKS
5.6 ~ PASS HIGH TENSION POWER LINES
Listen for a local Red Cockaded Woodpecker here.
6.0 ~ PAVED ROAD ENDS / (NOW FS 603)
BEGIN TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST
6.5 ~ FS603A
7.0 ~ FORK / LONG LEAF PINE RESTORATION AREA
Take the right fork and continue on FS603A. The left fork is gated. There are lots of new growth Long Leaf Pines on right in the open field. It takes around 6 years for the Long Leaf Pine to go from seed to about head high, on average.
7.1 ~ TRAMMEL TRAILHEAD ~ 945’
Look for the gravel parking area on the right with 4 parking slots.
END OF ALABAMA ROAD WALK
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