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    South Plateau Loop White

    Monte Sano State Park, Alabama
    Distance2.9mi
    Elevation Gain538ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,585ft
    Top1,639ft
    Elevation Min/Max1547/1639ft
    Elevation Start/End1585/1585ft

    South Plateau Loop White

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    Madison, AL
    Explorer | 51 pts
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    9/4/2010
    My wife, dog and I hiked this trail a few Saturdays ago on a beautiful 75 degree day (odd for Alabama in September!). It's a very flat trail for all but about 100 yards. Saw several trail runners, understandable in light of the ease of the trail and proximity to the city. wish i lived closer so i could run there on a regular basis. anyway, beautiful, family friendly trail. very enjoyable.
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    Blountsville, AL
    Pathfinder | 190 pts
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    6/12/2009
    This trial is divided into 2 parts: North and South. Both are relatively flat and easy. The North Plateau trail is about 1.2 miles and most of it is tree-covered. It circles the observatory and passes by the camp store. To me, this is the more interesting trail.
    The South trail is longer [3.5 miles] but less interesting. Many parts of the South trail are unshaded and/or follow logging roads.
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    Huntsville, AL
    Pathfinder | 65 pts
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    8/16/2008
    My wife and I just hiked the North Plateau Loop mainly by accident because we missed our turn to get to the Mountain Mist trail. Even so it was enjoyable and fun and would recommend as a short hike for anyone(it was only 1.2 miles).
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    Gurley, AL
    Pathfinder | 101 pts
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    2/27/2002
    This trail is located at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, AL. It is often used by joggers and walkers with their pets. This is an easy trail and hiking boots are not required. As you hike along the rim of the mountain, make sure you take the time to walk out to the bluffs and enjoy the views. This trail is often used as a connector trail as part of the trail system in the park. A visit to this trail after a hard days work is an excellent stress reliever. Make sure you visit the Ranger Station and get a trail map for the park. Enjoy your hike!
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    Trail Information

    Monte Sano State Park
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    Monte Sano State Park
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Easy
    Skill Level
    Monte Sano State Park, 5105 Nolen Ave., Huntsville 35801; (256) 5343757; alapark.com/monte-sano-state-park
    Local Contacts
    USGS Huntsville, AL; DeLorme: Alabama Atlas & Gazetteer, page 19, D8; trail maps available free at the park office
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