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.
  • face covering required when 6ft distancing is not possible

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 Mothing Night Hike

Friday, June 11 at 8:30 PM

(2 hours / Easy / .75 miles) Did you know that moths far outnumber butterflies and are much more varied? Join us for an evening hike with entomologists Ken and Rufina Ward as we learn about these fascinating creatures. We’ll take a short night hike to our mothing station where we will collect, identify, and discuss the many species of moths that inhabit Chapman Mountain. We will return to the pavilion between collections. Head lamps or flashlights recommended.

Location: Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve – 1263 U.S Hwy 72 East, Huntsville, AL 35811

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Family Nature Journaling  

Saturday, June 19 at 9 AM

(2 hours / Easy / 1 mile) Unplug for the morning and take your family out on the trail to learn the art of nature journaling with Cristina Byrne. Share your perspectives and gain insight into those of your family members as you spend a morning furthering connection with both nature and each other.

Location: Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Cleermont Trailhead) – 506 Cleermont Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801

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June #HugaTreeLT Challenge Tree ID Hike

Sunday, June 20 at 4 PM

(2 hours / Moderate / 3 miles) Join naturalist Kate Gribbin on an exploration of the numerous tree species along Alum Hollow Trail.  Kate will help you learn to identify local native trees, including this month’s #HugaTreeLT highlighted tree of the month: chestnut oak.

Location: Green Mountain Nature Preserve (Alum Hollow Trailhead): 13800 S Shawdee Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803

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Forest Friends
Thursday, June 24 from 9-11 AM

Families with young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) can join us for 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, each playful exploration engages 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. Masks required for ages 3 and up in any areas where maintaining a safe distance is not possible.

Location: Bethel Spring Nature Preserve – 2641 Cherry Tree Rd, New Hope, AL 35760

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Members-Only Full Moon Hike
Friday, June 25 at 8 PM

(2 hours / Easy / 3 miles) Discover the magic of Green Mountain Nature Preserve under a full moon with Land Steward Lori Pence.  Ages 14+.

Location: Green Mountain Nature Preserve (Alum Hollow Trailhead): 13800 S Shawdee Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803

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