Russell Cave National Monument

Scottsboro, Alabama

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Learn about an historic rock shelter and cave while on this shorter trek. First, take an all-access path to the mouth of Russell Cave and an adjoining rock shelter, home to American natives for 10,000 years. Then make a loop on a steep but paved path along the east slope of Montague Mountain. Explore rocky woods while learning interpretive information about the lifeways of the hunters and gatherers who roamed these hills. Note: The cave grounds are open 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central Time. The monument gates are locked at 4:30 p.m.

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"Learn about an historic rock shelter and cave while on this shorter trek. First, take an all-access path to the mouth of Russell Cave and an adjoining rock shelter, home to American natives for 10,000 years.

Then make a loop on a steep but paved path along the east slope of Montague Mountain. Explore rocky woods while learning interpretive information about the lifeways of the hunters and gatherers who roamed these hills. Note: The cave grounds are open 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central Time. The monument gates are locked at 4:30 p.m."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Scottsboro
Distance: 1.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Russell Cave National Monument
Local Maps: USGS: Doran Cove

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