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Wildflower Trail

The Wildflower Trail in Huntsville, Alabama is a great option for a family walk. It is located at the base of Monte Sano and is protected by the Land Trust of North Alabama. The trail is relatively short, measuring 0.7 miles out and back, and is an easy hike suitable for families and beginners.

As you walk along the trail, you will encounter rocky terrain and follow alongside Fagan Creek. The trail gets its name from the beautiful wildflowers that can be spotted during the spring. If you visit in early spring, you may be able to see Yellow Trout Lilies, Wild Blue Phlox flowers, and more. The creek and water features along the trail are particularly prominent during the spring and fall, especially after rainfall. Sometimes, after rain, hikers can even catch a waterfall a little past the trail.

In the summer, the creek tends to dry up a bit, allowing hikers to walk on the creek bed and get a closer look at aquatic life. You might come across bugs, tadpoles, and even fish in the stream, providing a unique experience for kids.

The trail is well-marked and relatively flat, which makes it an easy hike overall. However, there are exposed rocks and roots along the path that can pose challenges for small children. That being said, my 6-year-old was able to handle the trail just fine.

One of the great features of the Wildflower Trail is that it interconnects with other trails along the way, such as Fagan Springs Trail, Sink Hole Trail, Watts Trail, Wagon Trail, and Alms House Trail. This allows hikers to have even more opportunities to explore the surrounding area.

Additional Information:

Location: 603 Cleermont Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801

Parking: Parking is in the residential area of Blossomwood and is limited. There is space before the trailhead that will allow about 5 cars. If you are going with a big group, it is recommended to carpool.

Trailhead: The Cleermont Trailhead is at the end of the road after the parking lot.

Difficulty: Easy! This trail has very little incline and is short. It’s the perfect trail for a family, though it can get rocky in some areas.

Map: Access Monte Sano Nature Preserve map here. Trail is marked as Wildflower Trail.

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