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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

Average Rating:    (3.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Dirt roads..the one going west is about 12 miles long, the one going east is about 8 miles long...several sideroads also I haven't ridden..
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Latitude
34.567750736424586
Longitude
-86.77851676940918
Trail Directions
Take Highway 20 to just west of the airport, turn south on countyline road..go til you see a plantation like house on the left, turn left and go til you enter the refuge, parking is alongside the road.
Trail Length
12 and 8 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Huntsville
   


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Review Date
November 13, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Borobiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Easy trail, very flat, plenty wide to ride side by side, not technical, good scenery. We liked it a lot. Not far from the interstate, easy on and off.



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Review Date
June 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: NicoleC ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
When I rode this route last year, they had laid loose gravel the entire length from the trailhead at Mooresville over to the 20/31 intersection. We expected an easy, fun ride with pleasant scenery and got a serious aerobic workout. It wasn't much fun slogging through gravel.

Recommended Route:
Going from Mooresville to 20/31 there is a slight uphill grade. Reversing the route would make for a slightly easier ride.



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Review Date
April 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Camshaft213 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
ive ridden this trail a few times now. other than the loose gravel at the very beginning of the trail, its a lot of fun for what it is. its almost perfectly flat, and wide. very easy to ride, would be great for families or church groups or whatever. would also be good for endurance training. very nice scenery, lots of wildlife, and you will hardly ever see anyone else.

Recommended Route:
i have only ridden the trail that starts at the intersection of 20 and 31. go straight for about 2 miles and you will come to a left turn. if you go that way it will take out to the I-65 bridge. its pretty cool to be able to hang out under the interstate for a while, maybe bring a lunch haha.



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Review Date
July 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: clyde72 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Wanted to put in some more info on the trail that starts at the intersection of AL 20 and US 31. On the East side of the Tennesse River in Decatur, AL
This is a 10.25 mile loop basicly with some connections to other trails (fire roads). This trail is mainly dirt and gravel, some of the gravel is loose (maybe 15% of trail) but none of the loose gravel last long. The trail is basicly flat. Easy trail for the beginner to build up endurance. Could be easily ridden with a hybird bike.

Recommended Route:
Go south from the gate 1.5 miles. Then you can turn left or go straight. Lets go straight. The trail follows the TN river on the all the way to the I-65 TN River Bridge. You can then go straight or turn right. The 10.25 Loop turns right. (Haven't been straight yet) and goes north between the brigdes (about 1.5 miles) turn left at the intersection by the tractors and other equipment. This goes back the the 1.5 mile intersection at the start of the loop. This part of the trail is throught woods and cropland and some swamp. Map of all trails can be found at http://southeast.fws.gov/pubs/wlrtear.pdf main web site is http://wheeler.fws.gov/



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Review Date
May 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Greg , from Huntsville

Summary:
Started the trail at the Hwy 20/Hwy 31 intersection as you go into Decatur. Rode from there to beyond the Interstate 65 bridge and back. On the way back I hit a two tire road trail through the woods that was pretty nice. Nice scenery on the ride. Tennessee river on one side, swamp land on the other. Mountain bike needed only because of gravel sections on part of trail. Trail is really a gravel/dirt road. Rode for about hour and a half and saw one other biker on trail. This trail is basically level for entire route I was on. Anyone should be able to ride this route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mountain Mist trail on Monte Sano.



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