Monte Sano North Plateau Loop Trail

EASY 33 reviews
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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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

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Great

11 months 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!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

neat waterfall

Friday, February 12, 2016

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.