Monte Sano State Park

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Monte Sano State Park is a 9.7 mile loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1545 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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I started running this course while running distance for UAH. It is a staple for the northeastern Alabama running community, and I continue to run it as a "washed-up-has-been". Different loops comprise a trail system that has something for all levels of trail runners. This is a highly technical system, though, with sections demanding your utmost attention to footing. Wonderful views, quad-shredding hills, easily accessible from several trail heads...truly something for everyone. If you're a beginner stick to the red, white, and blue loops. If you're intermediate to experienced, park on the "backside" coming up Bankhead and try out The Sinks, The Goat Trail, and Warpath Ridge. Have fun!

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4 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail.

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