The Clarkson Covered Bridge ride is a 78 mile loop to the Clarkson Covered Bridge, traveling counter-clockwise and skirting the Bankhead National Forest to the west. The route is fairly hilly with three climbs. The covered bridge rest stop has restrooms and water, a store is located a few miles after the covered bridge.
Directions to start:
This ride begins and ends at the Hickory Stick BBQ, located at the intersection of AL-36 and AL-67, south of the Tennessee River.
Travel South from Huntsville on US-231 (Memorial Parkway) across the Tennessee River. Three miles after the bridge turn Right on AL-36 at the flashing yellow light. Travel 12.7 miles to the AL-67 intersection and turn Left, the Hickory Stick BBQ is located immediately on the right. From Madison it's much faster to take I-65 south to AL-67.