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 and skill levels but donations to help preserve green space are accepted!
RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. Land Trust members get priority registration. Non-members may register after the date provided in the event listing or join today! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is closed on Saturday & Sunday.
Blevins Gap Naturalist Hike
Saturday, April 10 at 9 AM
(3 hours / difficult due to elevation change/ 4 miles) Hit the trail with naturalist and STEM Coach Tim Gels to discover the incredible wildlife atop Blevins Gap. We’ll make our way to the overlook and enjoy the beautiful view of Huntsville before returning to the trailhead.
Location: Blevins Gap Preserve (Blevins Gap Trailhead) – 3470 Cecil Ashburn Dr. SE, Huntsville, AL 35802
Intro to Wildlife Photography
Sunday, April 11 at 2 PM
(1 mile/ Easy / 2 hours) Photographers of all levels will head out on a freshly bloomed Wildflower Trail with professional photographer Cristina Byrne to learn the ins and outs of photographing wildlife. Wildflowers will be the main subject for the day and all skill levels and cameras (including smart phones) are welcome.
Location: Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Cleermont Trailhead) – 506 Cleermont Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Honeycomb Trail Along the Tennessee River
Saturday, April 17 at 8:30 AM
(7 hours / Difficult / 9 miles) Five bluff overlooks, lake-edge scenic views, ospreys and eagles, and challenging terrain make this one of the best hikes in North Alabama. Join Land Trust Board Member Mike Dalen for a full-day hike along Lake Guntersville. Cars will be parked at the campground and we’ll shuttle back to the dam. Bring 2 liters of water, lunch, and snacks.
Location: Meet at 8:30 am at Publix in Hampton Cove – 6707 Hwy 431 S, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
Useful Plants and Mushrooms of Spring
Saturday, April 17 at 10 AM
(1.5 hours / Moderate to Difficult / 1.5 mile) Wild plants and fungi have long been sought out for their medicinal and culinary benefits. Join local forager, Jesse Akozbek, to learn more about useful plants and mushrooms that can be found in the wild during spring. All skill levels are welcome! Kids are free to join, but the content of the hike is geared towards adults. Please feel free to bring a camera, notepad and pencil, or any other tools you need to remember the information presented.
Location: Bethel Spring Nature Preserve – 2641 Cherry Tree Rd, New Hope, AL 35760
Members-Only Event: Herpetology at Matthews Nature Preserve Herpetology
Sunday, April 18 at 2 PM
(2 hours / Easy / 1.5 miles) We are on the hunt for amphibians and reptiles (aka herps) out at Matthews Nature Preserve. Biologist Andrew Cantrell will teach us where to look and how to handle and identify snakes, salamanders, and more. Get the chance to enjoy this beautiful conservation property (not open to the public) located alongside Limestone Creek.
Ditto Landing Greenway Walk
Saturday, April 24 at 9 AM
(3 hours / Easy / 3+ miles) Explore this addition to Huntsville’s greenway system along the Tennessee River. We’ll start at Ditto Landing, cross Aldridge Creek, trek under the Whitesburg Bridges, and follow the river all the way to Redstone Arsenal.
Location: Ditto Landing Picnic Pavilion – 293 Ditto Landing Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
Self Guided Trail Tours
Explore a self-guided trail tour from the list below.
- FREE Audio Self-Guided Trail Tour of Monte Sano Nature Preserve’s Old Railroad Bed Trail available in the TravelStorys app
- Waterline Trail (Monte Sano Nature Preserve)
- Trough Spring (Monte Sano Nature Preserve)
- Wildflower Trail (Monte Sano Nature Preserve)
- Exploring Green Mountain’s Upper Trails
- Alum Hollow Trail (Green Mountain Nature Preserve)