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127 mi 204 km of trail 17 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 46 Trails Intermediate Trails 50 Trails Hard Trails 14 Trails

While Huntsville is one of Alabama's premier cities, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of recreational opportunities for visitors. With many parks spread throughout the city, and maintained trails and playing fields throughout, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature.

Camping & Lodging

All three state parks in the Huntsville area with trail systems also offer lodging options such as primitive camping, cabins, RV campsites, and hotel rooms. Huntsville, Guntersville, and Fort Payne also have a number of hotels, with Huntsville offering the greatest variety.

Other Activities

Other opportunities for recreation include kayaking and canoeing in the Flint River and the Tennessee River, as well as other tributaries to the Tennessee River. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Burritt Museum, and Big Spring Park are three local attractions that visitors won't want to miss.

Gems in Huntsville - 1

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gem Favorite A goat!  Looking down the bluff from Golan Heights. Keith Trail further down the bluff.

Golan Heights

(2) Huntsville, AL

Runs in Huntsville - 17

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Favorite Creek Crossing on Smoke Rise Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Blevins Gap

11.2 mi 18.0 km • Loop • 1,581 ft Ascent 481.78 m Ascent

(8) Huntsville, AL
Favorite The old embankment for the 175 foot trestle that use to cross Fagan Creek. The old stone footings are not used to support a trail bridge.
Extremely Difficult

Grand Viduta, Stg 1 Official

13.0 mi 20.9 km • Point to Point • 1,183 ft Ascent 360.49 m Ascent

(2) Huntsville, AL
Favorite The old embankment for the 175 foot trestle that use to cross Fagan Creek. The old stone footings are not used to support a trail bridge.
Easy/Intermediate

Old Railroad Bed to Alms House

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Loop • 177 ft Ascent 53.84 m Ascent

(1) Huntsville, AL
Favorite Entrance to the Stone Cuts, it is visible from the trail at its intersection with the bypass.
Difficult

Stone Cuts to Golan Heights Loop

4.1 mi 6.5 km • Point to Point • 666 ft Ascent 203.13 m Ascent

(1) Huntsville, AL
Favorite Creek Crossing on Smoke Rise Trail
Intermediate

Jean Shorts Special

4.6 mi 7.5 km • Loop • 755 ft Ascent 230.21 m Ascent

(3) Owens C…, AL
Favorite Main trail is marked with pink ribbon.
Intermediate

Green Mountain Preserve and Buzzard Falls

4.6 mi 7.5 km • Loop • 313 ft Ascent 95.45 m Ascent

(5) Owens C…, AL
Favorite The Natural Well:  A very deep cave on Monte Sano
Extremely Difficult

Grand Viduta, Stage 3 Official

14.2 mi 22.8 km • Point to Point • 2,146 ft Ascent 653.96 m Ascent

(1) Huntsville, AL
Favorite Where the Sinks trail meets Mountain Mist
Difficult

Dizzy Fifties South and North Loops

8.7 mi 14.0 km • Loop • 604 ft Ascent 184.04 m Ascent

(1) Huntsville, AL

Trails in Huntsville - 93

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Stone Cuts Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Huntsville, AL
0.4 mi 0.6 km #2Dallas Branch Trail
Easy
Huntsville, AL
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Huntsville, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Bill and Marion Certain Trail
Intermediate
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Owens Cross Roads, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #4Varnedoe Trail
Difficult
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Owens Cross Roads, AL
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5McKay Hollow Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Huntsville, AL
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Waterline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Huntsville, AL
4.7 mi 7.6 km #7Arrowhead Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
4.7 mi 7.6 km Huntsville, AL
1.5 mi 2.5 km #8Sinks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Huntsville, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #9Old Railroad Bed Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Huntsville, AL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Natural Well
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
2.6 mi 4.2 km Huntsville, AL
1.8 mi 2.9 km #11Alms House Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Huntsville, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #12Lost Sinks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Owens Cross Roads, AL
1.0 mi 1.7 km #13Alum Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Owens Cross Roads, AL 10 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #14Buzzards Roost
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Huntsville, AL
0.5 mi 0.7 km #15Wildflower Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Huntsville, AL
2.2 mi 3.5 km #16Fanning Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Huntsville, AL
0.9 mi 1.4 km #17Oak Park Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Huntsville, AL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #18Bluff Line Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
2.6 mi 4.2 km Huntsville, AL
3.4 mi 5.5 km #19South Plateau Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Easy/Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Huntsville, AL
3.0 mi 4.9 km #20Mountain Mist
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.9 km Huntsville, AL

Photos of Huntsville - 194

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The Natural Well:  A very deep cave on Monte Sano
May 18, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
View of South Huntsville.  You can see the NASA test stand where the Saturn 5 engines were tested in the 60s and the Tennessee River.
May 4, 2015 near Owens C…, AL
Natural Well
Nov 6, 2019 near Huntsville, AL
The Lost Sinks Waterfall is quite the sight!
May 31, 2017 near Owens C…, AL
Waterfall and rock wall at the start of the East Fork of Pinhook Creek on the Harris Trail.  When dry you can climb around this.
Jul 23, 2015 near Meridia…, AL
Waterfall and rock wall on the Bostick Trail.  When dry you can climb up to the top of it.
Jul 23, 2015 near Meridia…, AL
Remnant of the historic Monte Sano Railway.
May 12, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Where the Sinks trail meets Mountain Mist
May 5, 2015 near Huntsville, AL

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