Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

hiking
13 days ago

This is a newly completed trail on Land Trust property which takes off from the already established Alum Hollow trail. If you keep listening you'll hear water flowing and you can follow the sound to water flowing out of a small cave, a nice hidden gem.

About a mile in you come to a white sign that says it is the end of Talus trail though you can continue on and follow the markers down to the bottom and to the right. I love the rock formations at the end.

I have seen leashed dogs on the first part of the tail but i don't know if they continued on to the steeper part of the trail.

The steepness in parts of the trail make it a good cardio exercise for me.

Simple, pretty, and to the point.

hiking
1 month ago

Overall a good trail with a great climb at the beginning, but toward the end there's a long section that's filled with small rocks that are easy to stumble / twist an ankle on, especially this time of year when they're hidden in the leaves.

Sunset is amazing here. Sunrise is also impressive.

hiking
2 months ago

Have hired a couple of times and enjoyed it. Will go again.

Easy trail with a couple of good views. The beginning climb is fairly easy, then a pretty walk along a ridge line before you get to a couple of good view points. Trails are marked and cleared, also a couple of park benches. The first bench is at the top of the beginning climb. Great trail for a fall hike with the kiddos.

hiking
4 months ago

The landslide are is somewhere between difficult and impossible to cross. We had to turn around at that point

Great trail. Probably some of the best views of any trail in Huntsville at the top. Highly recommend for all skill levels.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trails if you're out for a short hike.

I would rate this more moderate than easy. Toll gate has a steady incline for at least a mile and it's very rocky. It's a very nice hike.

After breaking away from the other trail heads his hike is STEEP. Not the easy hike I was looking for. After gaining the altitude at the beginning the hike becomes easy but that first part was a steady climb. On the way back I took the West Bluff Trail which gave the best views off the hill.

hiking
7 months ago

Starting at the Land Trust Parking lot yields many variations of trails. There are many unmarked trails on the map and all are very easy. This is the most direct route to the north side overlook of Monte Sano State Park if starting at the the Land Trust parking lot.

5 stars for what it is; a nice meandering trail that is not overly technical.

This trail is a good one that I do on a regular basis. There are several good lookouts, especially near the power line. Good trees for eno hammocks and I see people relaxing up there pretty frequently. My dog likes this trail a lot too.

The lake is very nice but the trail is boring and there were lots of noisy, screaming children around. There's a nice covered bridge though. The best thing I got on this trail was instagram photos.

trail running
7 months ago

This was a great trail to run. The rocks weren't that bad. Nice, fast route!

Easy 30-45 min walk out. You can turn around and go back before it drops down if that is a concern. Very wooded - not heavily travelled since the Natural Wells trail had a land slide.

hiking
8 months ago

Loved it. Great scenery and its a good way to exercise.

walking
9 months ago

Nice trail, a little crowded on the weekend.

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