Stone Cuts Trail

Monte Sano State Park, Alabama

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain509ft
Trailhead Elevation1,466ft
Top1,510ft
Elevation Min/Max1299/1510ft
Elevation Start/End1466/1473ft

Stone Cuts Trail

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: Sinks Trail, Logan Point Trail, Panther Knob Trail, Stone Cuts Bypass and Keith Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"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." Read more

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8/1/2010
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.
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4/10/2010
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.
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5/8/2008
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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Trail Information

Monte Sano State Park
Nearby City
Monte Sano State Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Monte Sano State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Huntsville, Meridianville
Local Maps

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Dec 2018