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. 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 8 AM – 4 PM.

Upcoming Hikes

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

Hero Hike organized by Black Kids Adventures, Inc in partnership with Thrive Alabama
Saturday, November 6 at 9 AM

Hero Hike will celebrate and honor Veterans through hiking and collecting donations requested by the Floyd E. Fan Veterans’ home. Through the presence and story of Veteran and Merrell athlete Will “Akuna” Robinson, we will bring more awareness to how hiking can benefit our physical and mental health. Hero Hike will also promote family time and ensure BIPOC people have an outdoor community to feel welcomed, safe and empowered in their outdoor adventures. Kids are encouraged to wear a cape in honor of the heroes in their lives.

Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve – 3470 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

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Mini Empowerment Workshop with Maria Brito: Embody the Goddess
Sunday, November 7 at 2:30 PM

(2 hours) It’s time to do life differently! And this workshop for women will remind you that when you unapologetically own your worth, your reality becomes a reflection of your desires. Through Maria’s unique style of group coaching, you will work on finding what has been limiting you, uncover your goodness and reclaim your worthiness. Maria’s workshops have been described as transformational and life-changing. And the view from the Blevins Gap overlook offers an inspiring setting for it all!

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

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Forest Friends
Saturday, November 13 at 10 AM

Families with young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) can become Forest Friends through this series of 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. Each program takes place at Bethel Spring Nature Preserve. Families are welcome to stay and enjoy Bethel Spring after the event with a picnic from home.

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

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Survival Skills Hike
Sunday, November 14 at 2 PM and 3 PM (2 hike opportunities)

Join Butterfly Outdoors Naturalist, Kate Gribbin on a short, but adventurous hike, part of our Fall Education Fair. We’ll discuss the survival mindset, review basic survival skills, and practice “Leave No Trace” fire starting. Participants should expect to hike at a brisk pace to allow time for experiential education stops, and our hike should be about 1 mile over various terrain. 

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

No registration required for this hike.


#HugaTreeLT Tree Identification Hike at Blevins Gap
Saturday, November 20 at 1 PM

(2 hours / Moderate / 2 miles) Join naturalist Kate Gribbin on an exploration of the numerous tree species at Blevins Gap.  Kate will point out flora along the way, including the #HugaTreeLT highlighted tree of the month – shagbark hickory.

Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Fanning Trailhead) – 2275 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802 – located behind SE Church of the Nazarene

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26th Annual Thanksgiving Day Hike
Thursday, November 25 at 9 AM

(3 hours / Moderate / 4 miles) Join us for a Thanksgiving Day tradition!  Get ready for your Thanksgiving feast by starting the morning off with a Monte Sano hike led by Land Trust volunteers and staff.  We’ll start out at Bankhead Trailhead and work our way down the mountain to Three Caves on Alms House Trail. Those who don’t want to make the walk back will be shuttled to their cars. Please carpool to the starting location. This is a popular hike and parking is limited.

Location: Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Bankhead Trailhead) – 2442 Bankhead Parkway, Huntsville, AL 35801

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Self Guided Trail Tours

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