The amazing thing about Downtown Huntsville is that, in addition to great downtown spaces, businesses, and events, you're only five minutes away from over 30 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. Whether you live, work, or play in Downtown, these outdoor spaces are right in our backyard.

Mountains & Nature

The Land Trust of North Alabama offers several unique options adjacent to downtown:

• Historic Three Caves
• Monte Sano Nature Preserve
• Wildflower Trail

Monte Sano State Park offers hiking, biking, and camping (including their historic rustic cabins) within minutes of downtown. Visit

Monte Sano Preserve Pavilion Green

Outdoor Exercise

Within the core of Downtown, you’ll also find other exciting exercise options:

Downtown Huntsville Pace Bikes
With over 100 bikes at 8 stations and very affordable pricing, exploring Downtown has never been easier! Just download the Pace App and enjoy the ease of biking Downtown. For more information visit

Healthy Huntsville
Healthy Huntsville offers special exercise events in Downtown’s Big Spring Park. For more information, visit

Downtown Trails
You can also find distance-defined walking, jogging, and biking trails through Downtown by clicking here.

Pace Bikes

Huntsville Park

Parks & Greenways

Bicentennial Park and Sidewalk Splash Pad
A great place to get wet and dodge water spouts, this park and sidewalk oasis is a great free place to take the kids or act like a kid and cool off on hot days.  Adjacent to the Early Works Museum, this pocket park has a covered arbor, beautiful landscaping and a variety of sitting areas.

Big Spring International Park
The crown jewel of downtown centered around a spring-fed lagoon fed by the same spring that John Hunt used when he settled among the native American Indians in 1805. Big Springs Grotto is a must-see in Downtown Huntsville.

Breast Cancer Reflecting Memorial Park
Located near the southwest corner of Meridian Street and Cleveland Street.

Bud Cramer Park
Located east side of Meridian Street, south of National Children’s Advocacy Center.

Dog Spot
Located on Cleveland Street on the north end of downtown near the interstate and adjacent to the Skateboard Park. The open area is fenced and approximately the size of 2 football fields. It is partially covered by the interstate providing a mix of sunny and shady areas for your dog to run and play off-leash. The park features benches for your enjoyment and a gazebo.

Maple Hill Cemetery
Located just east of downtown and boasting the largest Civil War veterans.

Skateboard Park
Located on Cleveland Street on the north end of downtown near the interstate and adjacent to the Dog Park, this concrete park is a great place for skateboarders to hone their skills.

Veterans Memorial Park
The Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial is conveniently located with easy access from downtown Huntsville and from I-565. There is parking along Monroe Street for easy accessibility.

Huntsville Skateboard Park

Indoor Exercise

Downtown Express YMCA
Healing Arts Center
Huntsville Hospital Wellness Center
Iron Tribe Fitness
Light-On Yoga Fitness
The Burn Collective
The Fitgerald
Zoom Indoor Cycling