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Great Hike in Madison

Great out-of-the-way hiking trial on Rainbow Mountain! The views are lovely! Lots of folks on the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Madison, Alabama
weekly hike

40 minute trail. slippery when wet. rocky terrain. not suitable for kids under 5. good workout for... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Sheila M
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233 Stoneway Trl # 245, Madison, AL 35758-8576
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great out-of-the-way hiking trial on Rainbow Mountain! The views are lovely! Lots of folks on the weekends with their kids and dogs. Also covered pavilion with tables for picnics.

Thank Emma472010
Reviewed 1 March 2017

40 minute trail. slippery when wet. rocky terrain. not suitable for kids under 5. good workout for sure and steep return.

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It's hard to believe that the Madison fire department receives a regular calls from hikers who can't find their way back to the trailhead, but such is the nature of the wonderful set of trails on Rainbow Mountain With easy – to – moderate trails,...More

Thank BamaNittany
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Experience this trail is best in the fall after the leaves have fallen off the trees. From there you can get a view of the Rockets (from Space and Rocket Center). Be careful as there may be frost. There are a few rock formations that...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 23 December 2016

"Go up the hill to the Water Tower", the locals will tell you. When I was a kid, we went hiking on the trails in the state park and I haven't hiked on marked trails in some years. My daughter and I decided to try...More

Thank Max B
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were here on a cold fall day. The leaves were mostly down. The stone outcroppings were really impressive. The main attraction was almost unbelievable. The ups and downs of the trail weren't difficult. This would be a place to visit at different parts of...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our family loves to him the rainbow loop trail on Rainbow Mountain. We've done a mixture of trails there, but this is a favorite for ease and length (though, if we are short on time we usually do the spring or wild trail). All of...More

Thank abneyt
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was something I decided to do after trying to find things to do in Madison and didn't feel like hitting up the street festival. It's up a nice big hill, past some homes, but great once you get there. You have two separate ways...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Rainbow Mountain Trail has been around longer than any living man. I grew up on the NorthEast side of the mountain. One of my fondest memories as a child was my dad taking the whole family to this location on a day hike that...More

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a nice place to hike. Short and sweet. Nicely shaded with a good decent and climb. A bit buggy so bring bug spray.

Thank Greg12342014
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Response from Jeff H | Reviewed this property |
11 October 2017|
Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, there are no provisions for camping at Rainbow Mountain.
Gina D
12 June 2016|
Response from Joseph W | Reviewed this property |
Your correct. Dawn to dusk.