From Huntsville, head west on Governor's Drive SE. Until you hit Monte Sano Blvd. SE.
Follow this road north until you get to a T intersection, then take a right onto Lookout Dr. SE.
At the next intersection, take a right onto Fearn St SE.
Follow this road until it turns into Bankhead Pkwy NE, then continue down the mountain until the road turns into Pratt Ave. in Huntsville.
You can overlook the city of Huntsville along the route, with scenic pulloffs on the way back down.
Unfortunately the tree growth is very thick, and the best views are taken up by upper class neighborhoods on the top of the mountain.
Good road quality with well maintained asphalt.The best parts of the drive are the climb up the mountain at the beginning and the descent back down at the end. The top of the mountain is a pretty flat and straight road through a neighborhood.
Monte Sano state park sits at the top of the mountain, but other than that there is not much to do along this route.
Although this route is so short you shouldn't need any stops.