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Nature Trails

Aldridge Creek Greenway

The Greenway, as it is commonly called, is a 3.5 mile, well maintained, paved trail which follows Aldridge Creek from just north of Mt Gap Rd, south to Ditto Landing. The city plans to extend the trail northward for a total of 4.75 miles. In addition to being popular with bird watchers, greenway users are likely to spot a variety of other wildlife. Walking, jogging, bicycling and rollerblading are allowed. Pets are welcome if they are on a leash!

Madison County Nature Trail
5000 Nature Trail Road, Huntsville 35803
(256) 883-9501

Located atop Green Mountain in southeast Huntsville, this 72 acre park is undoubtedly the most easily accessible, tranquil spot in Huntsville. The park encompasses a 1.5 mile, unpaved walking trail which winds around Sky Lake, a chapel, a covered bridge, and an abundance of wildflowers. Restrooms are available. If you are a nature lover, you're going to fall in love with this park!

These trails are are part of the Alabama Land Trust. The Land Trust's trail systems were designated "National Recreation Trails," in recognition of, "exemplary trails of local and regional significance." 

Blevins Gap Nature Trail

Certain Tract Trail
Cecil Ashburn Dr, Huntsville AL 35802

The Certain Tract is comprised of 340 acres which include a permanent natural spring and a small population of rare plants. Due to a bit of a climb at the beginning of this 4.25 mile trail, the Certain Tract is the most challenging trail in south Huntsville. However, after the initial incline, the trail levels out and follows the ridge for a smooth walk.
From the location of the Cecil Ashburn pin on the map below, getting to the trail requires that you drive up the the mountain and park in the designated lot on the right side of the road (near the top.)

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