This past weekend I visited the Blevins Gap Nature Preserve; one of about 8 major preserves of the Land Trust of North Alabama.
Situated in a gap between Green Mountain and Huntsville Mountain, it is now the location of a major east-west thoroughfare between the Hampton Cove / Owens Cross Roads area and the rest of Huntsville. The huge gravel parking lot is incredible for views to the west.
I mostly hiked along the Certain Trail, which may be the most usual route. It climbs ever further from the trailhead up to the narrow plateau along what used to be known as the Spacewalk Trail back several decades ago.
This time of year is great for seeing the spring foliage that has just sprouted.
Of course the high point, literally and figuratively, is to arrive at the overlook on either end of the plateau where a powerline crosses over the mountain. From there on a clear day, you can see the buildings in downtown Decatur!