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      With over 70 miles of combined trails Monte Sano State Park and The Land Trust of North Alabama are the central "hub" of the HAMR Ride Center (working on application as IMBA Ride Center)

      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 30+ miles of hiking and biking trails.

      The Land Trust Monte Sano Nature Preserve is one of the largest urban land preserves in the United States. Only two miles from Downtown Huntsville, this 1100+ acre natural escape features over 30 miles of free public trails for hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation. Land Trust trails on Monte Sano offer varying levels of difficulty and also connect to the trail networks managed by Monte Sano State Park and Burritt on the Mountain. This nature preserve showcases the importance of conservation with an abundance of native wildflowers, karst features, historically significant sites, sink holes, waterfalls and more.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: State Park
      Land Manager: Monte Sano State Park and The North Alabama Land Trust
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 5, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      72
      Trails Mountain Bike
      76
      Trails E-Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      69
      Trails Trail Running
      69
      Total Distance
      63 miles
      Total Descent
      7,291 ft
      Total Vertical
      936 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,648 ft
      Reports
      28,646
      Photos
      699
      Ridden Counter
      13,560

      Photos of Monte Sano State Park and Land Trust Mountain Bike

      13 |
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 4:27pm
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      Jun 22, 2024 @ 4:15pm
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      Jun 22, 2024 @ 4:13pm
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      Jun 22, 2024 @ 4:13pm
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      3 |
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 4:12pm
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      2 |
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 4:11pm
      Jun 22, 2024
      trail: Mountain Mist
      223 |
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 7:22pm
      Apr 9, 2019
      trail: Mountain Mist
      215 |
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 7:22pm
      Apr 9, 2019

      Videos of Monte Sano State Park and Land Trust Mountain Bike

      29 | Jun 20, 2024
      11 | Jun 20, 2024
      9 | Jun 20, 2024
      New Jump Trails in Huntsville! Monte Sano...
      trail: Full Monte
      5:16 | 33 | Jun 25, 2024 , Huntsville
      New Jump Trails in Huntsville! Monte Sano...
      5:16 | 31 | Jun 25, 2024 , Huntsville
      New Jump Trails in Huntsville! Monte Sano...
      5:16 | 22 | Jun 25, 2024 , Huntsville
      youtuber The Ride That Made Me Question EVERYTHING!
      22:06 | 276 | Jul 28, 2021 , Huntsville
      Alabama: Monte Sano State Park and The U.S....
      19:11 | 469 | Dec 14, 2020 , Huntsville

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Sinks
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 3:56pm
      Jul 5, 2024
      Dryyarb Large tree blockage
      High Trail
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 1:16pm
      Jun 16, 2024
      Unknownnachoantonacci
      Natural Well Trail
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 12:46pm
      Jun 16, 2024
      Unknownnachoantonacci

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Bluebell Holler
      Jun 30, 2024 @ 10:47am
      Jun 30, 2024
      Dry Finish trailhead dirt and rock work,...chadedwards HAMR
      Firetower Trail
      Jun 29, 2024 @ 3:30am
      Jun 29, 2024
      Ideal Trail work to fix a few ruts &...TrailPony HAMR
      Arrowhead Trail
      Jun 28, 2024 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 28, 2024
      DryHike Got the first mile of arrowhead cleared...bobvenable
      Old Bankhead Pkwy
      Jun 21, 2024 @ 1:45pm
      Jun 21, 2024
      Dry softbatch
      South Plateau Loop
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 2:06am
      Jun 15, 2024
      Idealh1S1u2xM
      Family Bike Trail
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 2:06am
      Jun 15, 2024
      Idealh1S1u2xM
      Tally-Ho
      Jun 11, 2024 @ 5:59pm
      Jun 11, 2024
      Dry Helped Wes from 10:30am-5pm then Chad and...ForestKlaxon
      Kieth's Trail
      Jun 11, 2024 @ 2:26pm
      Jun 11, 2024
      DryHike Cleared a 22” oak at the end of...bobvenable
      Oak Park
      Jun 8, 2024 @ 8:02pm
      Jun 8, 2024
      Dry softbatch
      Logan Point Trail
      Jun 8, 2024 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 8, 2024
      Variable DianaZmkvMB

      Activity Feed

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      blakej88wishlistrouteactivity #55196621
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 5:48pm
      Jul 5, 2024
      yarbaddreportactivity #55191760
      Jul 5, 2024 @ 3:56pm
      Jul 5, 2024
      alessandrobrownupdatetrailactivity #55147825
      Jul 4, 2024 @ 7:03pm
      Jul 4, 2024
      senealriddentrailactivity #55099367 and 1 more
      Jul 3, 2024 @ 7:32pm
      Jul 3, 2024
      mashawcommenttrailactivity #55037427
      Jul 2, 2024 @ 2:29pm
      Jul 2, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      mashawtrailFull Montedamn, she's kinda spicy
      Jul 2, 2024 @ 2:29pm
      Jul 2, 2024
      datoes1441reportSinksbankhead sinks needs a lot of work
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 1:27pm
      Jun 22, 2024
      mashawtrailFull Montecan't wait to ride the new trails!
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 10:28am
      Jun 22, 2024
      bobvenablereportFiretower TrailCleared on 6/15/24
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 11:51am
      Jun 15, 2024
      bobvenablereportFamily Bike TrailMust be gone as of 6/15. I cleared one 8”...
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 11:50am
      Jun 15, 2024

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Burritt Trails 32.5 km
      Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve 2 52.9 km
      McMullen Cove 7 22 10 25.3 km
      John Hunt Park 15.9 km
      Blevins Gap Preserve 1 2 126.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7663 miles7,215 ft24 miles935 ft
      #508#27167629,0787619,960
      E-Bike147 miles617 ft2 miles869 ft
      #1,338#396727,06910502
      Hike6963 miles7,146 ft24 miles935 ft
      #393#2541828,99921,028
      Trail Running6963 miles7,146 ft24 miles935 ft
      #395#253328,99922,150
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