Get Lost! More than 50 miles of hiking trails offer free, family fun this Spring

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Children enjoy playing along the Wildflower Trail, which follows Fagan Creek in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Spring is here and – for many area families – so is Spring Break.

If you’re looking for some affordable family fun – that’s close to home – look no further than the Land Trust of North Alabama.

With more than 50 miles of marked trails, there are plenty of places to get lost in nature without ever losing your way.

Mike Dalen, a longtime Land Trust volunteer and past board chairman, says this is the best time of year to explore the trails.

For families, there’s one trail he especially recommends – the Wildflower Trail.

“It’s really easy. There’s lots of water, lots of wildflowers. The kids love it. There’s crawfish and lizards and fish and that sort of thing,” Dalen says.

The .58 mile trail follows Fagan Creek from the end of Cleermont Drive to Fagan Spring.

Of course, if you’re looking for something a bit more challenging – you can find that, as well.

Click here to access all the Land Trust trail maps.

As for potential hazards along the trails, Dalen says the poison ivy isn’t really out yet. However, all the usual woodland cautions still apply.

“Just carry water, that’s the main thing. This is the forest, so there are bugs out.  There are the usual ticks and things like that…watch out for those and check (for ticks) when you get done.”

If you’d rather check out a guided hike than go it alone, you can learn more here.




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