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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
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      Open on Aug 12, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,978
      State Ranking
      #8
      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
      1,633
      Photos
      34
      Ridden Counter
      1,043

      Photos of Monte Sano State Park and Land Trust Mountain Bike

      trail: Mountain Mist
      6 |
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 5:16pm
      Jun 20, 2018
      Mountain Mist, Huntsville
      7 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 10:44am
      Jun 18, 2018
      South Plateau Loop, Huntsville
      3 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 10:44am
      Jun 18, 2018
      South Plateau Loop, Huntsville
      7 |
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 1:10pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      Bankhead Trail (Aka RMAD)
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      Videos of Monte Sano State Park and Land Trust Mountain Bike

      Dropping Down Sinks Trail
      trail: Sinks
      4:49 | 75 | Sep 29, 2015
      Shug SinkHole
      1:00 | 119 | Sep 17, 2013
      Monte Sano State Park: SORBA Mountain Biking
      228 | Nov 11, 2015
      To Sinks Low Point
      trail: Sinks
      391 | Nov 11, 2015 , Huntsville
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      2018 SORBA-Hsv TTT#3&7 - Short Course race
      4 miles
      Intermediate Loop
      12 miles
      Monte Sano Super D
      2 miles
      Monte Sano-Best Downhills
      30 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1168378chadedwardsreportKeith TrailThanks Jeff! Please be sure to add your work...
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 10:51pm
      Aug 12, 2018
      user #1168378chadedwardsreportTollgate TrailYep, a bumper crop of rocks this year...enjoy!
      Jul 28, 2018 @ 5:52am
      Jul 28, 2018
      user #1494947Swany888reportMountain MistO Monday, 23 Julu, The SORBA trail crew cut...
      Jul 24, 2018 @ 8:17pm
      Jul 24, 2018
      user #1168378chadedwardsreportFagan SpringsSORBA-Hsv Trail Crew or LandTrust will take...
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 2:35pm
      Jul 21, 2018
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