Alabama’s first land trust preserves forests, freshwater resources, heirloom farms, historic sites and wildlife habitat. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, running, horseback riding on 70 miles of public trails on seven Nature Preserves. Monte Sano Nature Preserve (home of Three Caves with 1,107 acres with 25 miles of trails) is one of the largest urban nature preserves in the US. Nationally accredited, the Land Trust offers seasonal guided hikes and award-winning summer environmental education programs. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free trails are open dawn to dusk for biking, hiking, bird watching, picnicking, and relaxation.
A recent fact check shows that the Land Trust of North Alabama offers 50% of ALL trails open to the public in Madison County. The city greenways and parks, the State Park, the county, and the city of Madison combine for the other 50%. We're kinda proud of that.
And, these natural trails are open dawn to dusk, free of charge. (Nothing's ever really free is it? We'd love for folks to become Members. Annual memberships begin at $35.)