Explore the best trails near Huntsville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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Nice steady incline! Loved going up, but not so much going down with how rocky it is you have to slow down. Don't expect any views though, this ends at a cliff on Cecil Ashburn over looking the parking lot of Blevins Gap.

a great run, less crowded than the West side of the trails

easy, great for kids and the staff is very welcoming and kind. very clean too

Perfect for a relaxing and easy hike. Very child friendly. Have been visiting the Nature Trail since I was a child and now take my own kids. Large picnic area that is great for family gatherings.

5 days ago

The Old Railway Bed Trail is the best part of this 5.2 mile loop in my opinion for scenery. Takes about two hours to walk and is well marked for jogging, but will need good ankles and shoes as this is a rocky Trail. Well hiked, pet friendly, mountain bikers and joggers.

I love this trail, especially at night when you reach the clearing. You are able to look the beautiful sight of the lights of Huntsville and little bit of Madison. There is also a small rock that you have to climb/jump onto where it is a great spot to Stargaze.

although I'm rather new to hiking, this has become one of my favorite places to go. It's a bit rocky, but the scenery makes up for it

this trail starts out a bit difficult, but if you stay the course it levels off. then it's just a stoll in the woods. there are great views to be seen once you reach the bluffs

Really enjoyed this trail.

20 days ago

great views from the top

Nice trail, pretty view of the city.

Great local trail. Ends in a beautiful view of Jones Valley on one side and Hampton Cove (I think) on the other side.

1 month ago

Its a fairly boring trip. Not much to see and most views are covered by trees unless you do it during the winter months. Worth it if you are in Huntsville area, but I wouldn't drive to see this trail