Stone Cuts Trail

Monte Sano State Park, Alabama

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Stone Cuts Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Madison County, Alabama. It is within Monte Sano State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 1,466 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 509 feet.
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Stone Cuts Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Madison County, Alabama. It is within Monte Sano State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 1,466 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 509 feet. This trail connects with the following: Logan Point Trail and Stone Cuts Bypass.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Monte Sano State Park
Distance: 0.8
Elevation Gain: 509 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,466 feet
Top Elevation: 1,510 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Stone Cuts Trail
Parks: Monte Sano State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1299/1510 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1466/1473 ft

Stone Cuts Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Stone Cuts are deep erosional clefts in a section of limestone and form the highlight of this hike. The Stone Cuts Trail runs straight through the heart of these large, high-walled cuts. Kids will love climbing around in here. Mountain climbers love the high cliff walls, and small cavelike spaces in the rocks attract spelunkers. Trail Surface: Dirt path studded with rocks and boulders.

Monte Sano State Park’s Stone Cuts Trail puts you in personal touch with the geological processes of the Highland Rim region as it passes through spectacular rock formations and tunnels, all of which was once covered with a shallow ocean. As the land began to emerge from the waters, shell banks and coral reefs were left high and dry. Their remains formed the limestone bedrock that makes up the mountains in this region.Throughout this hike, check the exposed rock and boulders for the fossils of ancient sea creatures."

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2010
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My family loves this trail! We've hiked it several times over the last couple of years and keep coming back because the whole family can hike it and the scenery is lots of fun. We've even brought the dog.


4/10/2010
1

This was a neat hike that I really enjoyed. As you can hopefully see from the pictures the trail runs right through the center of the little gorge and there are places where it is like a tunnel. This was a pretty easy hike but for the last bit on the way out, which was not that bad but was a bit of an incline.


5/8/2008
1

This is a really cool short trail. I will go back the next time I'm in the area. The rock formations are pretty cool. It makes me wish I were a kid again!



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