There are many spectacular mountains spread across Alabama, so it comes as no surprise that we have lots of choices when it comes to selecting a mountain town to visit this summer. Sure, some of these mountain towns are much smaller than others, but the incredible scenic views are something they all have in common.
Of all the mountain towns in Alabama, let’s take a look at eight of our favorites:
Mentone, located in DeKalb County, is a charming mountain village located atop Lookout Mountain. Here in Mentone, you'll experience incredible mountain-top views. This mountain town is a wonderful place to visit year-round.
2. Fort Payne
Fort Payne is also located in DeKalb County (county seat), within the shadow of Lookout Mountain. This mountain town's best-known attractions include Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park and DeSoto Falls.
Located in Blount County, within the Murphree Valley, is the town of Oneonta. To the northeast, Oneonata is situated between Red Mountain and Sand Mountain. And to the southeast, this mountain town is situated on Straight Mountain.
Delta is located in Clay County. This small community is home to Cheaha State Park. Within Cheaha State Park, you'll find Mount Cheaha - Alabama's highest natural point, which is 2,407 feet above sea level.
Birmingham is the county seat of Jefferson County and the largest city in Alabama. Red Mountain and Ruffner Mountain are two of Birmingham's major mountains.
Huntsville, the county seat of Madison County, is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. One of Huntsville's other main attractions is Monte Sano State Park - home to Monte Sano Mountain.
Hoover is Birmingham's largest suburb. People are constantly drawn to this area because of its nice residential neighborhoods, business communities, shopping opportunities and excellent schools. One of Hoover's best-known mountains is Shades Mountain. The entire Bluff Park neighborhood is a part of Shades Mountain.
Pelham, located in Shelby County, is one of Alabama's fastest growing cities. This city is situated in the foothills of Oak Mountain. With more than 10,000 acres, Oak Mountain State Park (Pelham) is Alabama's largest state park.
Did your favorite mountain town make the list? Also, what other mountain towns in Alabama do you recommend visiting?