Monte Sano Preserve (Land Trust)

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County:  

Madison

City:  

Huntsville

Location:  

Adjacent to Monte Sano S.P.

Description:  

Monte Sano Preserve includes a complex of many trails: the Bluffline Trail, the Waterline Trail, Old Railroad Bed trail, Gaslight trail and many more.

As its name suggests, the Bluffline Trail runs along the limestone bluffs of Monte Sano Mountain crossing a few creeks and passing two waterfalls along the way. The scene shifts in the Waterline Trail with the hike becoming more difficult as the path follows a streambed. An old waterline is exposed in portions of this trail, hence the name. The final portion of the loop begins when hikers reach Three Caves Quarry, where the Alms House Trail starts. The Alms House Trail is a bit smoother than the Waterline Trail but the trail ascends steeply just before the parking lot.

Map Links:  

Satelite view
(Map of all trails)  
  Bing birds-eye-view

 
  Google-street-view

 

Trail Website:  

Monte Sano Preserve (Land Trust Trails)

Total Miles:  

21+ miles

Primary Use:  

Hiking and Mtn Biking

Directions to Trail:  

I-565 exit 19 east on Pratt Ave NW; changes to Bankhead Pkwy NE. Bankhead Trailhead on right approx 1.5 miles after Bankhead Pkwy begins. Several other trailheads exist, see Monte Sano Preserve Map for details

Latitude:  

34.743871     

Longitude:  

-86.544948

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