537 – Flag Mountain

Total Miles
1.3

Elevation

399.54 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

Trail 537 - Flag Mountain is a rolling hills descent into the Talladega National Forest that shows just how well Alabama's National Forest is managed within the management area that is the Shoals Creek District. Most all trails in this area are well maintained; however, ones like these can slowly degrade over time simply due to the terrain's water runoff. This trail is mainly dirt with frequently fallen trees, but within two seasons, these fallen trees degrade due to the park's forestry service and the prescribed burns. Obstacles in this area don't last long, if not from fire, but due to the local hunters and off-roaders alike traveling these shale-covered trails. The beginning part will be guarded by pine trees and eventually open up to the hollows full of hardwoods. Do not continue all the way down the trail, as eventually, it runs into private land. That land is clearly marked by the owner as private property. According to the Motor Vehicle Use Map(MVUM), this trail is open from 10/01 to 02/09.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2