Huntsville Land Trust - Trail, Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville Land Trust - Trail, Huntsville, Alabama

DESCRIPTION

The trail is mainly technical singletrack. There's some wider stuff too, but it's fairly technical as well. If you're just gonna be in Huntsville for a day and you want the most technical ride you can find...this one's for you

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 06, 2009]
RollingThunder
Cross Country Rider

The Land Trust is pretty good for technical riding. You can print off some good maps here to help plan your ride:
www.briartech.com/msmap.htm
I rode these trails on the first nice day after several consecutive days of rain. Things were pretty sloppy and muddy which kind of made it miserable and kind of made it fun. Lots of stuff to keep you on your toes (or on your back) here. I ended up on my back at one of the creek crossings because I didn't realize how slick the rock slab at the bottom of the creek was. I walked them all after that. Definitely not a good place to take someone on their first mountain bike ride (unless you want them to be scared out of their mind). Seems like I remember Alms House Trial between the parking lot and 3 Caves being particularly techy. If you live in the Huntsville area you should definitely be riding these trails!

Customer Service

It all looked pretty good to me. Take a map and make any number of loops you want to out of any of the trails and you should have a good time.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
[May 19, 2008]
TeamMinion
Weekend Warrior

For a beginning rider, avoid this trail. The land trust is difficult depending upon which route you take, and be prepared to break, and do some intense inclines. It's definitely a technicians paradise but for those who simply want to enjoy the ride, you may find this to be a bit more then you want.

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Monte Sano

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RATING
4
VALUE
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5
[Oct 18, 2006]
1titus
Cross Country Rider

Land Trust Toll Gate trail and Bluff line. Very difficult. If you have great bike handleing skills you will love this trail. It is most fun to ride it clock wise. If you feel very strong and insane go for it in the opposite direction after you finished it clock wise. Why not this is if you are feeling strong and cocky or insane rather.

Customer Service

One of my favorite rides on Monte Sano would be From Owens drive in Blossomwood to toll gate trail (1st left),stay on this trail crossing a couple of other intersections (beware this is very techy) cross the land trust parking lot and continue up the toll gate trail (this part of the TGT is just an uphill rock garden) until you come to the trail marker to the high trail. At the high trail/bluffline intersection turn right for a very technical descent. Not for beginners whatsoever. Stay left until you come to a bench then continue straight thru a creek bed. About 200yd past the creek turn left and cross another creek and keep on climbing all the way back up to the land trust parking lot and ride the toll gate trail back down. This is a difficult ride that can be done faily quickly if you are familiar w/ the trails.

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Arrowhead trail combined with the above trail makes for a killer mini epic. Take food, tubes, water and other necessary biking supplies.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 20, 2004]
SamAdams
Cross Country Rider

these trails are extremely technical and that makes them seem longer then they are. if you enjoy a technical ride for fun w/good ups and downs, these are for you. you can't ride when the trails are wet

Customer Service

1. get a map 2. park at the hikers parking lot on tolgate 3. head up the mountain on the tolgate trail which is a gravel uphill w/ switchbacks (hardest climb) 4. go right a junction w/high trail 5. follow the high trail all the way and turn right onto bluffline 6. after a short distance take a left onto the wagon (make sure to stay on trail) 7. stay on the wagon trail (not the alms wagon) until you get to trail intersection w/a bench 8. take a right onto the alms house and follow that until a trail intersection w/the railroad bed 9. go across the creek and then on the railroad bed 10. when you get to the bottom of the tolgate trail go right and start climbing and stay on the single track 11. you'll end up at the hikers parking lot

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montesano trails on top are fun

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 16, 2002]
mtbikebetty

great

Customer Service

all

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5
VALUE
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[Mar 06, 2003]
Paul

Great ride single back downhill and climbs this trail has it all

Customer Service

I suggest parking a vehicle down at 5 points and then driveing to the state park. From the parking lot take a right follow the signes to the end of the gravel road past the ranger house then follow the trail down to the old road. This can take 30 min or 3 hours depending on the routes you take and how hard you ride. At the end of the old road you will hook back up with the road you came up on. Ride down this road until you see the land trust on your left. In the parking to the left there is a posted map. I always go through the parking lot until i see a pavilion, the trail goes to the left. Follow this trail until it ends aproximatly 3-5 miles at the end of this trail is a killer downhill, called the waterline it is basically a wall of rocks you ride down the mountain on. At the end you will see the three caves they are pretty cool after you play in the caves you have to ride down and climb the fence then road ride to the car you parked at the bottom of the mountain. see you there

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Bankhead,Oak Mountain Wheeler Wildlife roads

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 15, 2003]
rob feature

FYI...if you attempt to follow Paul's (below) review, you will become hopelessly lost. he has attempted to take you on a full tour of the mountain with minimal details. he has also failed to provide any good, useful, information. actually, the route/review makes no sense at all unless you are extremely familiar with the area. i know exactly what he's talking about, but i've spent no fewer than 500 days on this mountain and know it about as good as the park rangers. granted, it is hard to become literally lost here...it's in the middle of a city, but it's a big park. and the land trust trails and monte sano trails are two different things...kinda...they're both on monte sano mountain, but the land trust trails are separate from the park trails at the upper part of the mountain.

at any rate, get a map, don't rely on paul's review, and you should be fine.

paul, this isn't a personal attack, i just don't want anybody to get up there and get lost after dark...it happened a few years ago and a couple of kids spent an unplanned night in the woods talking to rescuers and parents via a cel-phone while news crews reported about it around the clock...so it's possible to get lost, especially your first time up...and especially if you're out of shape and run out of daylight.

Customer Service

re:

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 19, 2003]
Drew Porter

The Land Trust's main trail is not even a quarter mile from my house so it shouldn't be any surprise that I ride these trails every weekend. Each trail has its own easy and hard points, and all trails in the land trust vary in rider experience from very easy to extremely technical. But no matter how pro you are, you will find that each trail has its own fun parts, even for intermediate freeriders at the waterfall. I highly recommend this trail to anyone near the north Alabama area who wants to have a good time.

Customer Service

Railroad Trail, Alms House Trail (extremely technical), Wagon Trail, High Trail

Similar Products Used:

Monte Sano, just be sure that youve got permission from the ranger.

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5
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