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#2 of 22 state parks in Alabama

Best trails in Monte Sano State Park

1,886 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Monte Sano State Park, Alabama? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Monte Sano State Park ranging from 1.6 to 12 miles and from 715 to 1,624 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This is a beautiful park right near Huntsville. The park boasts miles of trails for every experience level. There are lodges and conference areas if you're looking for a place to host an event. There are also cabins, campsites, and picnic areas for those looking to relax.

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Map of trails in Monte Sano State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,140 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
256-534-3757
Helpful links
Top trails (30)
#1 - Stone Cuts Trail
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
This hike provides some really beautiful views of the north end of Monte Sano State Park and the east side of Monte Sano Mountain. Show more
#2 - Lyons Loop
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Lyons Loop is a great trail that will expose the hiker to all aspects this park has to offer. You will traverse different types of terrain while being exposed to many of the different trails this parkShow more
#3 - Monte Sano State Park
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
Monte Sano State Park is a 10 mile loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but mShow more
#4 - South Plateau Loop
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
South Plateau Loop is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but mShow more
#5 - North Plateau Loop
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 53 m
North Plateau 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 heaviest used trail (and easiest), it does provide a specShow more
#6 - McKay Hollow Trail
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
McKay Hollow Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brownsboro, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#7 - Land Trust Loop
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Land Trust Loop is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessibleShow more
#8 - Three Caves via Alms House Trail
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
This trail starts toward the end of the hiker's parking lot, and you start going down...which means the end of the trail is all going up. This is a nice hike, an interesting rock formations you can clShow more
#9 - Bluffline to Alms House Loop
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Bluffline to Alms House Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#10 - Mountain Mist Loop
Monte Sano State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Mountain Mist Loop is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking andShow more
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