The Jeep Badge of Honor app labels Trail 508 as Gut Buster. However, Trail 508 is the access trail to all of the hill climbs along this stretch of the hillside.
Marked with white crosses honoring those that died trying gives proof that Gut Buster is a serious trail for serious rigs. This vertigo-inducing hill climb between trails 508 and 506 is part of an infamous stretch of hills in the northern center of the park that has long been popular for Rock Bouncing competitions. Large rocks at the start of the trail rob you of the momentum you desperately need as you approach a near-verticle rock face that will require loads of horsepower to conquer. It is not uncommon to winch the exit of this trail.
It is best practice to ensure that groups only send one vehicle up at a time, as the lead vehicle will likely be backing up several times.
Stony Lonesome OHV Park is a private offroad park near Cullman, Alabama. The park is open Friday through Sunday. Riders must check in at the office near the start of the Main Access Road and check out at the end of the day to notify staff that you are no longer in the park.
Stony Lonesome offers several onsite accommodations, including tent campsites, RV campsites with full hookups, cabin rentals, and other unit rentals. Visit their website for further details.
Cullman, a 21-minute drive northeast, has the closest hotels.
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