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Monte Sano State Park

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Gems in Monte Sano State Park - 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

Recommended Routes in Monte Sano State Park - 5

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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 666' Up 203.13 m Up 668' Down 203.59 m Down

Huntsville, AL
Favorite The Natural Well:  A very deep cave on Monte Sano
Very Difficult

Grand Viduta, Stage 3 Official

14.2 mi 22.8 km 2,146' Up 653.96 m Up 2,159' Down 658.03 m Down

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

Dizzy Fifties South and North Loops

8.7 mi 14.0 km 604' Up 184.04 m Up 603' Down 183.73 m Down

Huntsville, AL
Favorite Remnant of the historic Monte Sano Railway.
Difficult

Grand Viduta, Stg 2 Official

15.6 mi 25.1 km 1,475' Up 449.52 m Up 1,483' Down 452.08 m Down

Huntsville, AL
Favorite Nice limestone rock formation near the primitive lodge
Intermediate

North Plateau Loop

1.9 mi 3.0 km 79' Up 24.16 m Up 81' Down 24.77 m Down

Huntsville, AL

Monte Sano State Park Running

  • 87 Miles 139 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Monte Sano State Park - 20

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Stone Cuts Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #2McKay Hollow Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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2.6 mi 4.2 km #3Natural Well
Difficult
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Difficult
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4.7 mi 7.6 km #4Arrowhead Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
1.5 mi 2.5 km #5Sinks Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
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3.4 mi 5.5 km #6South Plateau Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Easy/Intermediate
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3.0 mi 4.9 km #7Mountain Mist
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #8Cold Springs Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
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0.4 mi 0.7 km #9Panther Knob Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Goat Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL

Photos of Monte Sano State Park - 80

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The Natural Well:  A very deep cave on Monte Sano
May 18, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
descending the mountain
Mar 23, 2020 near Huntsville, AL
Natural Well
Nov 6, 2019 near Huntsville, 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
Beautiful creek bed rock formations
May 18, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Entrance to the Stone Cuts, it is visible from the trail at its intersection with the bypass.
May 12, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
The bluebonnets blooming in the spring is a special treat. They only last a short while at this one particular spot.
May 12, 2015 near Huntsville, AL