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Best Trails in Huntsville

Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail

Madison, AL

Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Madison, AL that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Mountain Mist Trail

Huntsville, AL

  1. South Plateau Loop

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Recent Reviews


23 hours ago

hiking

Fantastic. Quiet easy stroll through nature. Crossed paths with a deer, a stick bug, and a number of butterflies.


3 days ago

hiking

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.

on Land Trust Loop
3 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great afternoon hike, completed in two hours. My only complaint is the Tollgate stretch of the trail, it's made up of really large gravel, easy to slip or roll an ankle while climbing uphil.

on Fossil Bench Trail
5 days ago

9 Completed8 Reviews

Very nice hike!


11 days ago

on Monte Sano State Park
18 days ago

9 Completed8 Reviews

on Monte Sano North Plateau ...
18 days ago

9 Completed8 Reviews

on Land Trust Loop
19 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Wear sturdy shoes, it is an awesome hike!

on Land Trust Loop
20 days ago

hiking
3 Completed1 Reviews

Best trail we've been on

on Madison Nature Trail
23 days ago

walking
4 Completed1 Reviews

Good atmosphere, and great to bring along a picnic basket

on Monte Sano North Plateau ...
28 days ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

on Land Trust Loop
1 month ago

9 Completed8 Reviews

Great hike! Right after rain and rocks and trails slick but made for a cool hike at the beginning of summer! Tons of trails to hike here!!

on Land Trust Loop
1 month ago

trail running
1 Completed1 Reviews

Excellent trail, terrain was difficult as noted. I can't wait to run it again!

on Mountain Mist Trail
2 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

This is a wonderful shaded trail, not a difficult hike/walk

on Mountain Mist Trail
3 months ago

hiking
19 Completed12 Reviews

Mountain Mist is a nice trail with lots of bike riders. I then went down McKay. The hike back up was very strenuous with some hands and feet. Good hike to get ready to go on the AT. It was a little over 7 miles.

on South Plateau Loop
3 months ago

hiking
4 Completed2 Reviews

Really easy hike. I really enjoyed all the break offs from the main trail. Not challenging at all, but a truly beautiful way to enjoy being outside.

on Mountain Mist Trail
3 months ago

hiking
4 Completed2 Reviews

GOR...wait for it...GEOUS! Not too hard.

on Land Trust Loop
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

enjoyable hike, close by.

on Monte Sano State Park
3 months ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

I visited here on a work trip in April. Everything was starting to bloom and the weather was perfect. I attempted to hike the firetower trail but it just ended with no firetower and turned into the plateau loop trail. This trail yielded a gorgeous view of local mountains! The maps show the firetower trail meeting plateau, but I went back to that intersection twice and couldn't pick up the firetower trail. Despite that, the trails are marked well with color coded blazes. There's a picnic area, big playground, camping site and cute cabins with awesome views!

on South Plateau Loop
3 months ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

This was a super easy hike in my opinion, was mostly like a stroll. There were a few spots that had rocks and tree roots in the path, but it was mostly traveled on dirt. Gorgeous views! Great easy day hike.