Blevins Gap Nature Preserve

Blevins Gap Nature Preserve is 971.12 acres of scenic vistas, rock overhangs, trails, and pristine forest within Huntsville city limits. Larger than Central Park, this Preserve features a 10.5 mile trail system composed of ten named trails and protects a portion of the “Trail of Tears” Benge Detachment Route. Called Huntsville’s own “Little Appalachian Trail,” … Read More »

Trough Springs / South Monte Sano Trailhead

Alabama History Preserved: Hiking the Trough Springs Trail is a visit to an historic Madison County landmark. It is the site of the surrender of Lt. Col. “Bushwhacker” Johnston and 150 Confederate soldiers to Union troops one month after General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. “Bushwhacker” Johnston’s story… In April, 1862, Union soldiers under … Read More »

Rainbow Mountain Trailhead

Rainbow Mountain Trailhead, Madison Alabama: The Land Trust owns the parking lot trailhead on the city of Madison’s Stoneridge Park on Rainbow Mountain. West on Hwy. 72 (UniversityDrive); left onto Hughes Road; left onto Thomas Road (app. 1.2 miles); left onto Concord; right onto Stoneway Trail up mountain; right at T intersection (still on Stoneway … Read More »