Outdoor Adventures

Natural beauty and exercise for the entire family!

Guided Hikes & Adventures

We offer guided hike opportunities throughout the year to explore and learn about nature. These FREE events offer natural beauty and exercise for all ages but donations to help preserve green space are accepted!

RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. Land Trust members get priority registration. Space is limited to ensure quality and safety. There is no waitlist. We intentionally overbook to account for cancellations but if spots become available we’ll reopen the registration link.

You don’t need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend:

  • long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread
  • bottled water
  • hiking sticks
  • trail snacks
  • a camera to capture the experience
  • dogs welcome, but must be on leads.

In case of rain, hikes may be cancelled. All registered participants will be notified of cancellation via the email address provided. For additional information, please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM.


Upcoming Hikes

*Members Only* Full Moon Family Hike
Friday, September 17 at 7:30 PM

(1.5 hours / Easy / 1 mile) Join naturalist and author Heather Montgomery for an evening in the forest. Come prowl the moonlit trail, discover the power of night vision, and experience the world of nocturnal animals. With flashlights tucked in our pockets, we will stroll through the Harvest Square Preserve and explore a side of the forest most people miss. If the clouds cooperate, we will sit in awe under the stars and hear ancient legends.

Location: Harvest Square Nature Preserve – 111 Allyson Sadie Blvd, Harvest, AL 35749

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Forest Friends
Saturday, September 18 at 9 AM

Land Trust of North Alabama invites families with young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) to become Forest Friends by joining us for a series of four nature discovery events designed to encourage a sense of wonder about the natural world. Through the sharing of stories and songs and the creation of art, our playful exploration will engage both adults and children as we make new discoveries about the plants and animals in this beautiful forest habitat. Because we believe that we protect the places that we love, we hope to inspire young children to feel a friendly, respectful connection to nature -forming a foundation for curiosity and enjoyment to last a lifetime. Families are welcome to stay and enjoy Bethel Spring after the event with a picnic from home. These events are outdoors and designed to allow for social distancing between households.

Location: Bethel Spring Nature Preserve – 2641 Cherry Tree Road, Gurley, AL 35748

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September #HugaTreeLT Tree ID Hike at Wade Mountain
Sunday, September 26 at 2 PM

(2 hours / Moderate / 2 miles) Join naturalist Tim Gels on an exploration of the numerous tree species at Wade Mountain.  Tim will point out flora along the way, including the #HugaTreeLT highlighted tree of the month: red mulberry.

Location: Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow): 10130 Spragins Hollow Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35810

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Stargazing at Bethel Spring
Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 PM

Much of nature’s beauty can be enjoyed at night! You can join the Land Trust of North Alabama and Von Braun Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing at Bethel Spring. Far from city lights and perfectly timed for the crescent moon, we’ll appreciate a starry view of the dark skies above with guidance and information from VBAS. Bag chairs recommended, please bring red lights if possible.

Location: Bethel Spring Nature Preserve – 2641 Cherry Tree Road, Gurley, AL 35748

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