Huntsville, AL: Land Trust Loop

Explore seasonal waterfalls, mellow woods, and a large quarry on this moderate 4.5-mile loop along the relatively steep flanks of Monte Sano Mountain.
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Explore seasonal waterfalls, mellow woods, and a large quarry on this moderate 4.5-mile loop along the relatively steep flanks of Monte Sano Mountain.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.3

Waypoints

MSM010

Location: 34.7343521118164, -86.5546264648438

Stay on Alms House Trail

MSM011

Location: 34.7369117736816, -86.5518646240234

At intersection, turn R to continue on Alms House Trail, traveling E

MSM012

Location: 34.7368392944336, -86.5491638183594

Straight on Alms House Trail back to parking lot

MSM006

Location: 34.7293357849121, -86.5408630371094

Stay straight; High Trail leads off to the L

MSM007

Location: 34.7284736633301, -86.5401763916016

Turn R onto Waterline Trail, bearing SW

MSM008

Location: 34.7284049987793, -86.5422821044922

Trail continues into deep hardwood forest to seasonal cascades that tumble down the creek (especially in spring)

MSM009

Location: 34.7288284301758, -86.5535202026367

Turn R onto Alms House TrailSpur trail option: Go L to Three Caves quarry; trail skirts lip of a high cliff and large cave opening

MSM001

Location: 34.7435760498047, -86.543815612793

From parking lot, hike E on paved path, then veer L on gravel path

MSM002

Location: 34.7434997558594, -86.5425643920898

Turn R onto Bluff Line Trail

MSM003

Location: 34.7433967590332, -86.5418548583984

Keep straight on Bluff Line

MSM004

Location: 34.7335929870606, -86.546257019043

Stay straight

MSM005

Location: 34.7332382202148, -86.5470962524414

Keep L; trail makes hairpin curve