Monte Sano State Park
Located atop Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama, Monte Sano State Park sits on 2,140 acres with spectacular vistas from atop the mountain. Autumn is a popular time to visit as the fall leaves show off their colors, and in the spring, native azaleas bloom along the 20 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails.
In Spanish, Monte Sano means “Mountain of Health.” In the late 1800s, visitors from across the United States came for “the season” to experience and enjoy Monte Sano’s fresh air, spectacular views and mineral springs.
The Monte Sano Lodge offers a serene mountain setting that is ideal for a variety of meetings and gatherings including weddings and family reunions and also is an excellent location for business meetings. Accommodations are available including fourteen rustic cabins, 11 of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), perched on the side of the mountain and equipped with kitchens, fireplaces, separate showers and baths, cable television, outdoor grills, picnic tables, and porches for taking in the amazing sunrises. The park also features 89 improved campsites, a primitive campground and a camp store.
Monte Sano rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level offering beautiful views and 20 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of biking trails.
Open year-round. Park hours are 8 a.m. to sunset. Trails close 30 minutes before sunset.
Daily use fees: Ages 12 and older $5 / Ages 4-11 $2 / Seniors 62+ $2 / Active Military $2 / Kids 3 and under are free