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Bucca Family Trail

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An easy trail for the entire family.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

100%

Runnable

1,637' 499 m

High

1,570' 479 m

Low

92' 28 m

Up

93' 28 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Bucca Family Trail is an easy flat trail that is perfect for the entire family. It starts near the hikers parking lot on Nolen Drive inside of Monte Sano State Park just off of the South Plateau Loop. Unlike most trails in this area, this trail is relatively devoid of rocks and roots. If you were to offer a class on running on trails, this would be your entry level 101 course.

Starting out the trail meanders back and forth, just to make it a little more interesting. Along the way, the trail intersects with the Bog Trail. Just before the two-mile mark it makes an abrupt turnaround and heads back north ending at the Fire Tower Trail.

For more information about this trail check out my article on Huntsville Outdoors.

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Shared By:

Luke Brisk

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The Old Fire Tower, can you spot the vulture?
May 12, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
"Rest Shelter" used by local runners to indicate which section of McKay Hollow Trail they are on.
Jul 25, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Trail runner exiting Mountain Mist Trail on to the Southern Plateau Loop
May 14, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
This is one of many areas along South Plateau that offer great views during the winter months.
Jun 8, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Monte Sano Fire Tower
May 6, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
The start of the Bucca Family Trail off of the South Plateau Loop.  This is a great example of how flat and trip-hazard-free the trail is.
Jun 1, 2015 near Huntsville, AL

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Apr 3, 2018
Stephen Meehan
81 degrees a beautiful run in early April, the Bucca Family trail a part of the Monte Sano State Park, near Huntsville AL. I was just recovering from 4.3mi

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