Russell Cave Trail

Bridgeport, Alabama

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The Russell Cave Trail provides a nice hike through forest and wildflowers in extreme northeast Alabama. The trail first heads up the side of Montague Mountain, then winds downhill. At the foot of the mountain, the trail becomes a wooden boardwalk into Russell Cave, a large limestone cave that has sheltered humans for more than 9,000 years. Trail Surface: Asphalt footpath; wooden boardwalk.
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by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)

The Russell Cave Trail provides a nice hike through forest and wildflowers in extreme northeast Alabama. The trail first heads up the side of Montague Mountain, then winds downhill.

At the foot of the mountain, the trail becomes a wooden boardwalk into Russell Cave, a large limestone cave that has sheltered humans for more than 9,000 years. Trail Surface: Asphalt footpath; wooden boardwalk.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bridgeport
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 290 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 720 feet
Top Elevation: 1,010 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Russell Cave National Monument
Local Maps: USGS Doran Cove
Driving Directions: Directions to Russell Cave Trail

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May 2018