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Hike the Land Trust Challenge: Monte Sano – Three Caves
June 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Moderate / 3 hours / 4.6 miles) Follow our series of guided hikes throughout the entire year as we cover all of the Land Trust’s public trails! We’ll start with the easiest routes and increase our difficulty and distance along the way. Kick off your hike along Three Caves Loop looking down into Three Caves Quarry from above. We’ll turn up Waterline Trail, which follows a path straight up the mountainside. But before the trail gets too steep and rocky, turn onto Wagon Trail and meander north to Alms House Trail for a small stretch. Take Belew Trail a short but beautiful walk alongside a creek. At the other end of Belew, you’ll hit Old Railroad Bed right at the big railway cut, once known as Buttonhole Loop. Hike up to the intersection of Alms House Trail at Fagan Creek and after a short distance turn onto Wildflower Trail. At the opposite end of Wildflower Trail, you’ll reach Sinkhole Trail. This is a short but memorable stretch with small sinks and interesting rock formations. Finally, you’ll return to Three Caves Loop via Alms House Trail.
Location: Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Three Caves) – 901 Kennamer Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801