Monte Sano State Park - Mountain Biking
On the west side of town, Monte Sano State Park is the outdoors mecca of Huntsville. 22 miles of trail stretch across a multitude of terrain and technical components, offering many different options for mountain bikers.
This is the total mileage of the state park, and one could easily do more than this with the loop configurations, but there are also some very short excursions if you're pressed for time.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The terrain varies from easy level rides to sections steep and rocky enough you may need to carry your bike around obstacles.
Time To Complete
One could easily spend all day or multiple days biking these days, so the time to complete can vary wildly. It all depends on what you're up for and how much time you have.
Summer can be sweltering, with the thick forest cutting out most breezes. Winter adventures can be problematic as the roads to the park can become icy under the right conditions. Fall and spring are generally quite pleasant.