The South Plateau Loop starts and ends from the Hikers Parking lot off Of Nolen Avenue inside of Monte Sano State Park.
The trail is very flat except for a 0.25-mile section that loops west of Bankhead Parkway, but even that section is not very difficult.
If you run the trail counter-clockwise from the Hikers Lot, you intersect with the following trails at these mile markers:
Fire Tower Trail
: .16 & 1.15
: 1.8 & 2.9
Bucca Family Trail