Old Railroad Bed Trail
The Land Trust's Monte Sano Preserve consists of over 1,120 acres with 18 miles of public trails
The Land Trust's Monte Sano Preserve consists of over 1,120 acres with 18 miles of public trails. Each and every acre is preserved for our enjoyment now and for future generations.\ Old Railroad Bed Trail: One of the first 500 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Projects. Good for new hikers or the whole family, history comes alive on Monte Sano (Mountain of Health). The Old Railroad Bed Trail preserves what is left of the path of the steam locomotive that traved from the Huntsville Depot to the (no longer standing) Hotel Monte Sano from 1888 to 1896. Hikers will enjoy a numbered tour of the remaining hand-hewn trestles. Descriptive brochures are available at The Land Trust office.