Green Mountain Nature Trail

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"A Park for All Seasons"

Fall Colors at the Covered Bridge


Located atop Green Mountain in southeast Huntsville, high above the noise of the city, a mood of quiet tranquility envelops you as you enter the 72 acre park.

Open free to the public each day from seven in the morning until thirty minutes prior to sunset, your convenient escape from urban life encompasses Sky Lake, a 1.5 mile walking trail, pavilion, chapel, outdoor classroom, picnic tables, covered bridge, and accessible restrooms.

The State's largest and oldest Champion Winged Elm Tree - stands tall along the Trail.

The Madison County Nature Trail provides the perfect setting for nature lovers of all ages — whatever the season. Spring features the park’s beautiful azaleas and dogwoods, while summer exhibits colorful wildflowers blooming beneath the forest’s deep green canopy.

In fall, amidst the crisp mountain air, trees display a glorious collage of color. Winter contrasts with its stark beauty and the quiet rustle of leaves along the forest’s floor. Children under 16 years of age or seniors over 60 can fish Monday through Friday. A $3.00 fishing fee is charged.

Green Mountain Pavilion Information and Rental Fees

Nature Trail Interactive Map & Photo Tour


 Directions to the Park:

From South Memorial Parkway take Weatherly Road east, right on Bailey Cove Road, left on Green Mountain Road, and right on South Shawdee Road 1.3 miles to the Park.