Monte Sano North Plateau Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Overlook, Observator, Amphitheater North plateu Loop is the trail that surrounds the inner park and provides access to 5 other trails in the monte sano system. While it is the heavest used trail (and easiest) it does provide a specatacular view of logan point and the northwest side of Monte Sano Mountain as well as the Amphitheater, an abandoned lodge, and the CCC built picnic area. Where a CCC reunion was held in 1983.
Today was our first time on the NP trail. The hike was good but the highlight was when a small fawn, about 18"H×18"L came right up to me and sniffed my leg. I've never had that experience before, at least not in the wild. we will definitely be back!
It was pretty, well marked, and easy. It was busy with lots of hikers and mountain bikers. Unfortunately, the waterfall on McKay Hollow was nonexistent.
Great for getting out and enjoying nature. Easy to tack on extra miles on one of the connected trails. Easy walk with the pups and fam, but you share it with cyclists which gets awkward in places. Bring a map as it may get confusing in some places even though the trails are clearly marked.
Great easy trail for a quick run or an easy hike.