Blevins Gap Nature Preserve is 971.12 acres of scenic vistas, rock overhangs, trails, and pristine forest. It features a 10.5 mile trail system. This Preserve is one of three Land Trust Preserves that are each larger than Central Park and are all within Huntsville city limits.
Called Huntsville's own “Little Applachian Trail,” the Preserve contains the southernmost remnant of the Space Walk Trail created by Boy Scouts in the 1960's that ran from Monte Sano State Park to the south end of Green Mountain.
The northern portion of the Preserve holds the first piece of property donated to Alabama's first land trust (now the Land Trust of North Alabama) in 1988. These acres now feature the Stevenson and Fanning trails named for the first land donors.
A well-used trail system for passive non-motorized recreation, this Preserve is a favorite of runners, mountain bikers, and hikers. The trails are valued for their variety as well as their scenic vistas.
Directions: From Memorial Parkway South, take Airport Road exit. Go east on Airport Road which becomes Carl T. Jones Drive. Turn left onto Cecil Ashburn Drive.Continue on Cecil Ashburn Drive to the top of the mountain for the entrance to the trailhead on right.