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115 mi 185 km of trail 10 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 32 Trails Intermediate Trails 45 Trails Hard Trails 16 Trails

While Huntsville is one of Alabama's premier cities, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of recreational opportunities for visitors. With many parks spread throughout the city, and maintained trails and playing fields throughout, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature.

Camping & Lodging

All three state parks in the Huntsville area with trail systems also offer lodging options such as primitive camping, cabins, RV campsites, and hotel rooms. Huntsville, Guntersville, and Fort Payne also have a number of hotels, with Huntsville offering the greatest variety.

Other Activities

Other opportunities for recreation include kayaking and canoeing in the Flint River and the Tennessee River, as well as other tributaries to the Tennessee River. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Burritt Museum, and Big Spring Park are three local attractions that visitors won't want to miss.

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Featured Hikes in Huntsville - 6

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Favorite Creek Crossing on Smoke Rise Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Blevins Gap

11.2 mi 18.0 km • Loop • 1,581 ft Ascent 481.78 m Ascent

Singletrack Huntsville, AL

( 8 )
Favorite The old embankment for the 175 foot trestle that use to cross Fagan Creek. The old stone footings are not used to support a trail bridge.
Easy/Intermediate

Old Railroad Bed to Alms House

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Loop • 177 ft Ascent 53.84 m Ascent

Singletrack Huntsville, AL

( 1 )
Favorite The Balance Rock without a tree on top of it.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rainbow Mountain Run

2.3 mi 3.7 km • Point to Point • 432 ft Ascent 131.75 m Ascent

Singletrack Madison, AL

( 15 )
Favorite Creek Crossing on Smoke Rise Trail
Intermediate

Jean Shorts Special

4.6 mi 7.5 km • Loop • 755 ft Ascent 230.21 m Ascent

Singletrack Owens Cross Roads, AL

( 3 )
Favorite Main trail is marked with pink ribbon.
Intermediate

Green Mountain Preserve and Buzzard Falls

4.5 mi 7.2 km • Out and Back • 323 ft Ascent 98.48 m Ascent

Singletrack Owens Cross Roads, AL

( 5 )
Favorite Along the Swamp Loop.
Easy

Blackwell Swamp Loop

7.8 mi 12.6 km • Loop • 75 ft Ascent 22.79 m Ascent

Singletrack Priceville, AL

( 5 )

Trails in Huntsville - 83

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Stone Cuts
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Huntsville, AL
0.4 mi 0.6 km #2Dallas Branch Trail
Easy
Huntsville, AL
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Huntsville, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Bill and Marion Certain Trail
Intermediate
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Owens Cross Roads, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #4Varnedoe Trail
Difficult
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Owens Cross Roads, AL
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Spring Trail
Extremely Difficult
Madison, AL
Extremely Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Madison, AL
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6McKay Hollow Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Huntsville, AL
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Waterline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Huntsville, AL
4.7 mi 7.6 km #8Arrowhead Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
4.7 mi 7.6 km Huntsville, AL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #9Natural Well
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
2.6 mi 4.2 km Huntsville, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #10Lost Sinks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Owens Cross Roads, AL
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Buzzards Roost
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Huntsville, AL
1.8 mi 2.9 km #12Alms House Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Huntsville, AL
1.5 mi 2.5 km #13Rainbow Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Madison, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Madison, AL
0.5 mi 0.7 km #14Wildflower Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Huntsville, AL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #15Old Railroad Bed Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Huntsville, AL
2.2 mi 3.5 km #16Fanning Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Huntsville, AL
1.5 mi 2.5 km #17Sinks Trail
Difficult
Huntsville, AL
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.5 km Huntsville, AL
1.0 mi 1.7 km #18Alum Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Owens Cross Roads, AL
0.9 mi 1.4 km #19Oak Park Trail
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Huntsville, AL
3.0 mi 4.9 km #20Mountain Mist
Intermediate
Huntsville, AL
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.9 km Huntsville, AL

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