Best Trails near Huntsville, Alabama

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on Land Trust Loop
1 day ago

hiking

Had great hike from this trail head on a couple of the trails that intersect this main trail. The Rail Bed trail is very hard being on the old rail bed, the rocks used for the bed are larger than modern railroad rocks and very treacherous to traverse after the rain the day before. We hiked 3/4 of the trail and picked up the Fagan Springs trail and found the spring. It was cold and clear. Very refreshing. We made our way down the mountain on the Alms House trail and found the foundation next to a creek. We began exploring for the caves when the weather changed for the worst, with a menacing sounding thunder storm coming up on the opposite side of the mountain from us. It was a fast ascent through the trail system to get back to the Trail Head that was very changing. My only negative would be that the falls and creek were mostly dry this time of year.

on South Plateau Loop
1 day ago

hiking

Had a great hike on this trail. Very easy to traverse. Lots of over looks and rest sites. My only negative would be the amount of foliage at the over looks obstructing the view. Will defiantly go back in the late fall or winter to get the "Big Picture". Also came up on a downed power line at the 2.5 mile marker. A storm the night before blew a tree down on it. Was lucky to see it in time. I notified the park rangers and it was taken care of by the power company.

on Monte Sano North Plateau ...
2 days ago

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!

on South Plateau Loop
6 days ago

trail running

Great for trail running with a not to hard technical level.

on South Plateau Loop
9 days ago

walking

on Land Trust Loop
20 days ago

Great trails clean well marked (deff better if water was flowing)

on South Plateau Loop
1 month ago

hiking

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

on Monte Sano North Plateau Loop Trail
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking

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
1 month ago

Very nice hike!

on Land Trust Loop
1 month ago

on Land Trust Loop
1 month ago

hiking

Wear sturdy shoes, it is an awesome hike!

on Land Trust Loop
1 month ago

hiking

Best trail we've been on

on Madison Nature Trail
1 month ago

walking

Good atmosphere, and great to bring along a picnic basket

on Land Trust Loop
2 months ago

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
2 months ago

trail running

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

on Mountain Mist Trail
3 months ago

hiking

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