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Monte Sano State Park

Huntsville, AL

Monte Sano State Park is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near Huntsville, Alabama. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for mountain biking.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Monte Sano North Plateau Loop
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12 Completed 1 Reviews

Very beautiful set of footpaths. We practically had this place to ourselves. So peaceful.

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Mountain Mist Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail for our labs!

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madison nature trail
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9 Completed 9 Reviews

Perfect short hike in S Huntsville, 20 minutes from road to trail. A great getaway, my whole family enjoyed the hike.

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South Plateau Loop
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

I did this trail loop 3X today while running. for a total of 10 miles. Good trail for running, for the most part. There are a couple areas that are rocky, so watch your step. Today all the leaves had fallen, hiding some treacherous roots and rocks. Took a hard, ungraceful fall right in front of three women. Thankfully no broken bones, was able to get back up and finish my workout.

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Land Trust Loop
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Monte Sano State Park
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Monte Sano State Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen... Definitely going back soon

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madison nature trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful walk! Music in the lodge, a nice trail around the lake with a lot of side trails and places for the dog to swim. Very enjoyable and easy walk. Great features!

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madison nature trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a very beautiful park and trail with an old log cabin and a covered bridge.

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South Plateau Loop
by John Stanton

8 Completed 8 Reviews

This is a long, virtually flat, trail that covers the entire south end of the Monte Sano Plateau. You may meet Mountain Bikes on this trail, but they typically use this trail as an intermediary to connect to the Bucca Family Trail, also located on the South Plateau of the mountain. You will see several interesting vistas, the most popular being O'Shaughnessy Point at the midway point of the trail. You will have a great view of Dug Hill Road, the lower mountain and valley from this point. There a couple of rest shelters located on this trail, which may be handy if you aren't fully prepared for a suprise shower. The trail is fully blazed as the trail travels south, but is in the process of being blazed for those who attack the trail from the opposite direction. Blazes will be complete in the coming months, for both directions. This trail is clearly visible and well marked with signs, so the blazes shouldn't be an issue for most experience hikers.

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