Union Hill Metric

        The Union Hill metric is 63 miles, starting and ending at the Union Hill school, which is located on Brindley Mountain just south of the Tennessee River. The route is mostly flat-to-rolling with two long climbs near the end. It travels on good pavement thru beautiful quiet farmland and there are three rest stops fairly well placed on the course. There's also a store across the street from the start location school. This is a very rural area and motorists are noticeably friendly toward cyclists.

In addition to the two main climbs there are two steep hills that gain close to 200 feet. Most of the climbs come later in the route so ride the first half conservatively to finish strong.

The Union Hill short version cuts out the final climb and some mileage in the middle for an easier 48 mile distance.

Thanks to Jeannie Mackay for mapping this route out, she has several more Huntsville area rides on her website.

Union Hill metric loop map
        The total elevation gain is 2,230', starting at 1,250' with a maximum elevation of 1,260'. Union Hill metric elevation profile
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        Directions to start:

This ride begins and ends at the Union Hill School. Travel South from Huntsville on HWY-231 (Memorial Parkway) across the Tennessee River. Begin counting mileage after crossing the bridge and drive 5.7 miles...

Miles Turn Description Leg
5.7 Right on Apple Grove Road 1.1
6.8 Bear Right to stay on Apple Grove Road 1.4
8.2 Arrive Union Hill School on Right -

Google Maps driving directions to Union Hill school.

Directions to Union Hill school