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More Land Saved on Monte Sano

Located at the northeastern corner of Monte Sano Mountain is the newest preserved land of the Land Trust of North Alabama! After many years of working with the landowners, the Land Trust acquired the property in February of this year.

The 118.5-acre woodland site is adjacent to Monte Sano State Park and has two widely used trails running across its upper slopes, the popular Flat Rock Trail and Keith Trail. The property comprises a very visible portion of the northeast face of Monte Sano, which can be seen from the growing residential areas on the eastern side of Monte Sano Mountain and from Highway 72 East as you approach the city of Huntsville.

 

The land itself is a healthy, upland hardwood forest typically found in our area.  Scattered oaks, hickories, and maples dot the landscape.  There is also an interesting karst feature found on the property, which has rocks stacked at its opening. This feature leads into a very shallow cave. If anyone has ideas on what this opening might have been used for, we’d love to hear from you.