USFSR #600-1

Total Miles
14.0

Elevation

555.89 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

600-1 and its partner trail 600-2 are the most common trails in Alabama that are on public lands. People come from all over to see the scenic views and to see what the trail is all about. The trail begins just outside the small town of Sylacauga, nestled in the hills of the Millerville community. It will end at the north end on AL HWY 77. It rides along the ridgebacks of Horn mountain, with 3 main lookout points with beautiful views. In a dry season, the trail is very basic, yet the mud holes will hold their water; some are unavoidable. The trail is mainly muddy silt, to a light brown hard packing with rock throughout. This trail does have a few ruts and obstacles, but once the rain comes, complacency can put you in an unfortunate situation. The trail is occasionally maintained by the USFS, but is heavily traveled. Remember, all USFS roads are marked with a brown sign with white writing. If the trail isn't marked, you shouldn't be on it. Avoid all side trails as local enforcement has been known to give fines for getting off of designated trails. According to the Motor Vehicle Use Map(MVUM), ATVs are not allowed.

Photos of USFSR #600-1

USFSR #600-1
USFSR #600-1
USFSR #600-1

Difficulty

This trail is very seasonal. It is also "maintained" by the forest service, so sometimes it is graded. It can be easy to moderate at all times. Due to it being along the ridge of Horn mountain, water runoff can create large mud holes or ruts, most of which are avoidable.

History

600-1 and 600-2 are two trails that were originally put in place during President Roosevelt's New Deal. It was apart of a system of fire towers erected by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that helped preserve the 75 mile system that leads from Sylacauga to Borden Springs just North of Piedmont.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

John Spence
May 18, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
First time through in 8 years but still just as enjoyable. 80% of the trail required no 4wd. Some of the washes were tricky but take your time and you’ll be fine.
Cameron Lee
May 16, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Muddy/Wet
Jerry Eason
May 12, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Craig Armes
May 12, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Washboard

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