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 and skill levels but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! 

RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. Registration opens at the beginning of the month. Land Trust members get priority registration. Not a member? Join today! Space is limited to ensure quality and safety. There is no waitlist. 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 8 AM – 4 PM.


Upcoming Hikes

Our guided hike schedule is released at the beginning of each month.

Hike: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve
Sunday, February 5 from 2 – 4:30 PM

(Moderate / 2.5 hours / 3.25 miles) Blevins Gap Nature Preserve provides some of the best views of Huntsville in the area. If you’ve not seen the city (and Jackson County to the east) from this vantage point, you’re going to want to check it out! This hike is rated moderate, but it does start with a significant climb of some 300 feet over the first half mile of walking. After that, it levels off for an easy walk. The hike will start at Blevins Gap Trailhead and head south on Bill and Marion Certain Trail. At the final overlook, the group will head back to the north on West Bluff Trail, then take Certain Trail back to the parking lot. This preserve has five different trailheads – be sure to come to the correct one!

Hike Leader: TBD
Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Blevins Gap Trailhead) – 3470 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

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Hike: Green Mountain Nature Preserve
Sunday, February 12 from 2 – 4 PM

(Moderate / 2 hours / 2.4 miles) While there is some elevation change during this hike, it will primarily stick to the plateau part of the preserve on Green Mountain. Starting at Alum Hollow Trailhead, the hike will follow the edge of the plateau on Alum Hollow Trail. At its end, the group will take some time to check out Alum Rock Shelter before returning to the trailhead along West Plateau, East Plateau, and Alum Hollow Trails. This is a nice walk in the woods!

Hike Leader: TBD
Location: Green Mountain Nature Preserve (Alum Hollow Trailhead) – 13800 South Shawdee Road, Huntsville, AL 35803

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Hike: Harvest Square Nature Preserve
Saturday, February 18 from 2 – 3 PM

(Easy / Around 1 hour / 1.75 miles) Harvest Square Nature Preserve has a lot of things about it that appeal to the casual hiker: Its trails are relatively easy to walk on, there’s not a lot of mileage, and – best of all – there are no hills! Mapping this hike shows it to have a whopping 20 feet of elevation gain over nearly two miles. While the exact route of the hike will be determined by the leader, participants will see nearly the entire preserve with the exception of part of Senators Trail. Much of this walk is along crushed limestone paths and recently-installed boardwalks.

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

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Forest Friends
Friday, February 24 from 10 – 11:30 AM

Families with young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) are invited to attend these nature discovery events designed to inspire a sense of wonder about the natural world. Through the sharing of stories, songs, and 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 after the event to enjoy a picnic from home.

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

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Hike: Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve
Saturday, February 25 from 2 – 3:30 PM

(Moderate / 1.5 hours / 1.5 miles) Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve, “hidden” just a short distance from downtown Madison, is a favorite hiking destination for folks in the area looking to get on the trail while staying close to home. Participants during this hike will travel along one of the most popular trails on the preserve, Rainbow Loop Trail. The route, going “clockwise,” will cover nearly the entirety of that trail with the exception of a short detour to walk on Balance Rock Trail as the hike wraps up.

Hike Leader: TBD
Location: Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve – 230 Stoneway Trail, Madison, AL 35758

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Self Guided Trail Tours

Explore a self-guided trail tour from the list below.