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Stone Cuts Trail

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 169' 51 m
Descent: -121' -37 m
High: 1,484' 452 m
Low: 1,327' 404 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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A very difficult trail featuring fantastic stone cuts.

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Features Cave · Wildflowers · Wildlife

When the snakes are out, the tunnel should be avoided.

Runner Notes

From end to end the limestone formations comprise about a 1/8 of a mile of the trail, none of which are runnable.

Description

Natural limestone formations have created an awesome path that makes the Stone Cuts one of the must-do trails in Monte Sano State Park.

The best route is starting from off the Sinks Trail near the Three Benches. This intersection is where both the Keith Trail and Stone Cuts Trail start. From here the trail inclines to the Stone Cuts. Just before reaching the formations the Stone Cuts bypass branches off to your left. A little bit further up the trail is where the Stone Cuts start.

The limestone has formed a cool tunnel you go through then under a tree that is leaning between two walls before spitting you out the other end.

After the "Cuts" the trail declines and is very rocky require some technical running skills for the rest of the trail. Near the 1/2 mile point, the Logan Point Trail branches off to the north and at 0.65 miles Panther Knob Trail does as well before ending at the Logan Point Trail.

For more information please check out HuntsvilleOutddors.com

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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
Entrance to the Stone Cuts, it is visible from the trail at its intersection with the bypass.
May 12, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Stone Cut
Nov 6, 2019 near Huntsville, AL
Stone Cuts!  A large tree blocks part of the trail.
Jun 1, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Three benches in Monte Sano
Jun 15, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Entrance to the Stone Cuts.
Jul 7, 2016 near Huntsville, AL

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