The Guntersville Parks and Mountains Metric is 63 miles, exploring the roads northeast of Guntersville. The route is flat to rolling with three climbs and a few long hills, traveling on mostly good pavement over varied terrain, with rest stops at 17, 20, 28 (restrooms and coke machine only), 37, and 57 miles. This ride starts at the Lodge in Lake Guntersville State Park, about a 50-minute drive from the Sutton Road intersection near Hampton Cove (Walmart/Publix). From that intersection:

Travel South on US-431 29 miles into downtown Guntersville.
Turn Left at AL-227/Lusk Street and travel 7.1 miles.
Turn Left on Aubrey Carr Scenic Drive into the Lake Guntersville state park, turn Right just inside the park and travel uphill 1.6 miles. Turn Left on Lodge Drive, the lodge is on the right.

 Turn Leg  Description Mile
0.1  East on Lodge Drive x
4.0  on Aubrey Carr Scenic Drive x
1.0  at Lodge Drive to stay on
 Aubrey Carr Scenic Drive
0.2  to exit the park x
5.2  on AL-227 x
6.8  across Monsanto Road onto
 S Sauty Road / CR-582
Rest Stop -  at store / restaurant on left
 next food in 20 miles
2.8  Northeast across the causeway
 S Sauty Road becomes
 Langston Road / CR-67
0.5  on Langston Gap Road / CR-38
 (road hidden past sign, near store)
1.5  610' in 1.4 miles, 8% avg grade x
3.4  on CR-44 x
0.6  on CR-152 x
1.0  on CR-452 (steep rough descent) x
0.2  CR-452 becomes CR-173
 crossing creek
0.3  on CR-174 x
Rest Stop -  at Buck's Pocket state park
 (restrooms and coke machine only)
 next rest stop in 10 miles
0.3  return West on CR-174 x
0.5  on CR-173 and begin climb
 270' in 0.5 miles, 10% avg grade
0.5  on CR-557 x
1.8  on CR-19 x
0.8  across CR-50 onto CR-402 x
1.5  onto AL-227 x
 Turn Leg  Description Mile
3.6  or optional side trip to High Falls
 Follow signs, adds five miles
0.7  on Pine Street x
Rest Stop -  at grocery store in Geraldine
 next rest stop in 20 miles
0.1  Southwest on AL-75
 (Left from store)
0.4  on Salem Road (no sign) x
3.7  on CR-58 at "T" (no sign) x
L 2.2  on CR-3 x
SR 2.1  Southwest on CR-23 x
R 0.4  on CR-569 (small road) x
SR 2.8  on Pea Ridge Road x
SR 0.6  to stay on Pea Ridge Road x
L 2.3  on Martling Road (hill) x
R 2.8  on Rice Mill Chavers Road
 (no sign)
L 1.3  on Rice Mill Road x
R 0.9  on Rose Road / CR-65 at "T" x
SL 0.1  on Hustleville Road x
Rest Stop -  at convenience store on left
 finish in 6 miles
S 1.1  North on Hustleville Road x
R 0.2  on Gerald Bryant Road x
R 3.0  on AL-227 x
0.2  enter Lake Guntersville State Park x
0.1  on Aubrey Carr Scenic Drive x
1.5  300' in 0.7 miles, 8% avg grade x
0.1  on Lodge Drive x
-  at the Lodge x

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