Huntsville, scope out these 5 hiking trails in your area

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This sunset on the Wildflower Trail makes me want to go hiking. Photo via Huntsville Adventurer

Adventure is out there and Huntsville Adventurer has helped us find it. Huntsville Adventurer, started by two outdoor enthusiasts, gave us their five must-do hiking trails in Huntsville and we’ve turned it into a guide for you. We’ve included everything you need to know to check out any of these trails. Keep reading for the deets.

1. Alum Hollow Trail

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Hiking is a great activity as the weather cools down. Photo via Huntsville Adventurer

Alum Hollow Trail is a short hike on Green Mountain. This flat Huntsville hiking trail is great for hikers of all ages and skill. On this hike, you’ll come across a waterfall and a cave. Alum Hollow is well-marked, so you won’t miss it.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2.5 miles total
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. Blevin’s Gap

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How cool is this view? Photo via Huntsville Adventurer

You can find Blevin’s Gap between Huntsville Mountain and Green Mountain. This hike has a few hills and will give you the adventure you’re after. While hiking, you’ll see great views of both mountains.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 3 miles total
  • Entry Fee: Free

3. Beaverdam Swamp Boardwalk

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I can’t wait to check out this swamp for myself. Photo via Huntsville Adventurer

Beaverdam Swamp Boardwalk packs a lot into a short one-mile hike. On this trail, you’ll walk through gravel until you reach the boardwalk. The swamps are full of animals, so keep your eyes peeled. Pro-tip: after it rains, the boardwalk may be slippery and the swamp could be hot and muggy. Just something to keep in mind!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1 mile total
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Stone Cuts Trail

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You’ll feel tiny next to these rocks. Photo via Huntsville Adventurer

Stone Cuts Trail can be found in Monte Sano State Park. This trail requires some seeking. At the trailhead, you’ll take The Broken Road to Mountain Mist Trail, then look out for signs pointing you toward Stone Cuts Trail. Along your hike, you’ll pass massive rocks, which is always fun for the kids.

  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Distance: 4 miles total
  • Entry Fee:
    • Children under 3: Free
    • Ages 4-11: $2.00
    • Active Military: $2.00
    • Seniors 62+: $2.00
    • Adults 12+: $5.00

You can also get annual passes for the park.

5. Wildflower Trail

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Imagine this in full bloom. Photo via Huntsville Adventurer

You’ll find this trail in the Blossomwood neighborhood, a short drive from downtown Huntsville. This trail follows a creek through wildflower-covered bushes, hence the name. The promise of gorgeous wildflowers is a sure way to get me on a hiking trail. There are waterfalls near this trail, so keep an ear out for them if you’re willing to go off the beaten path.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1.25 miles total
  • Entry Fee: Free

While you’re checking out these trails, be sure to give mushroom hunting a try.

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Emily Kent
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