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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
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      Monte Sano State Park is located near Huntsville in northeast Alabama. In Spanish, Monte Sano means “Mountain of Health.” In the late 1800s, visitors from across the United States came for “the season” to experience and enjoy Monte Sano’s fresh air, spectacular views and mineral springs.


      Monte Sano sits on 2,140 acres with spectacular vistas from atop the mountain, especially when the fall leaves show off their colors. In the spring, native azaleas bloom along the 20 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Biker's Parking Lot google parking directions
      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,973
      State Ranking
      #7
      Trails
      61
      Total Distance
      63 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      10,026 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,664 ft
      Total Vertical
      957 ft
      Reports
      1,292
      Photos
      17
      Ridden Counter
      872

      Photos of Monte Sano State Park and Land Trust Mountain Bike

      trail: Mountain Mist
      3 |
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 5:16pm
      2 days
      Mountain Mist, Huntsville
      1 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 10:44am
      Jun 18, 2018
      South Plateau Loop, Huntsville
      0 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 10:44am
      Jun 18, 2018
      South Plateau Loop, Huntsville
      3 |
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 1:10pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      Bankhead Trail (Aka RMAD)
      more photos »

      Videos of Monte Sano State Park and Land Trust Mountain Bike

      Dropping Down Sinks Trail
      trail: Sinks
      4:49 | 71 | Sep 29, 2015
      Shug SinkHole
      1:00 | 118 | Sep 17, 2013
      Monte Sano State Park: SORBA Mountain Biking
      222 | Nov 11, 2015
      To Sinks Low Point
      trail: Sinks
      379 | Nov 11, 2015 , Huntsville
      more videos »

      Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Intermediate Loop
      12 miles
      Monte Sano Super D
      2 miles
      Monte Sano-Best Downhills
      30 miles
      2018 SORBA-Hsv TTT#1&5 - Short Course race
      3 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1168378chadedwardsreportMountain MistThanks, we will check on it... SORBA Trail Crew
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 9:24pm
      2 days
      user #1168378chadedwardsreportBluff Line TrailSORBA trail crew will get to it ASAP Thanks!
      Jun 15, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Jun 15, 2018
      user #1168378chadedwardsreportBankhead Trail (Aka RMAD)The glass at the top has been an issue over...
      Jun 15, 2018 @ 8:49am
      Jun 15, 2018
      user #1168378chadedwardsreportKeith TrailWhat is the issue? Says Yellow/Dry?
      May 4, 2018 @ 1:14pm
      May 4, 2018
      user #834767RobertlewallyntrailRocky NightmareFun little tech challenge, not too difficult...
      Apr 20, 2018 @ 3:18pm
      Apr 20, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #916703chickenfriedbriceaddreportSinks
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 9:19am
      13 hours
      user #1257463cougar55voteroute2018 SORBA-Hsv TTT#3&7 - Short Course
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:45am
      15 hours
      user #1257463cougar55riddenroute2018 SORBA-Hsv TTT#3&7 - Short Course
      Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:44am
      15 hours
      user #1553403SapperUPaddridelogJun 21, 2018 ride log and 1 more
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:31pm
      1 days
      user #1531179MakisupaaaaddridelogJun 21, 2018 ride log
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      1 days
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