7 gorgeous hiking spots in South Huntsville

hiking in green mountain
Have you been on the trails recently? (Summer Guffey / Hville Blast)

Hello, Huntsville adventurers and hiking enthusiasts. If you’ve been looking for a nice spot to walk then we got you. Keep reading to find out where you can peacefully hike or walk in South Huntsville.

1. Green Mountain Nature Trail

If you go in far enough, you might find this chalkboard. (Summer Guffey / Hville Blast)

This 72-acre park has fall foliage that compares to no other in Huntsville. It’s free to the public and there are tons of scenic routes. March around this trail and you’ll run into a pavilion, chapel, outdoor classroom, picnic tables and a wooden covered bridge.

Location: 13800 S Shawdee Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803

BONUS: New kayak expansion coming to Apollo Park

2. Blevins Gap Nature Preserve

Just north and south of Cecil Ashburn Drive in South Huntsville, you can find Blevins Gap Trail. This 1086-acre natural oasis will take you to heights unmeasured! There are upward climbs so this isn’t for light walkers.

Location: Huntsville, AL 35802

3. Hays Nature Preserve

With over 10 miles of trails and greenways, you have the option to bike or hike your way around Hays Nature Preserve. There are also horse trails for those with equestrian skills.

Location: 7161 US-431, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

4. Aldridge Creek Greenway

Near Challenger Elementary, this trail is a hidden oasis loved by locals that live nearby. Walking this you’ll find old railroads and maybe even spot a train. It’s an easy trail, so the whole fam can join.

Location: Aldridge Creek Greenway, Huntsville, AL 35803

5. Big Cove Creek Greenway

Big Cove Creek Greenway connects Hampton Cove to the Flint River in the east, but we’re counting this as a hiking spot in South Huntsville.

Location: Huntsville, Alabama 35763

6. Fanning Trail

This small 3.8-mile hiking trail is what some call moderately challenging. There are rocky paths and slight grades at some points, so wear boots.

Location: Huntsville, AL 35802

7. Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in Owens Cross Roads, this 375 acres of wetlands and bottomland hardwood forest is a quiet spot for nature lovers. The paths are well-tended making this trail easy and breezy for hiking.

Location: Taylor &, Terry Drake Rd, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

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Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

Lover of Weiss Lake in the summertime and camping at Cheaha in the autumn.

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