Nature August 14, 2015
10 Trails In Alabama You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors
There are numerous trails located throughout Alabama. Whether you enjoy walking, hiking or mountain biking, you shouldn’t have any problem finding the perfect trail. Listed below are just a few of the many beautiful trails Alabama has to offer.
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1. Chinnabee Silent Trail - Lineville, AL
The Chinnabee Silent Trail, located within the Talladega National Forest, is used primarily for hiking. This trail begins in the parking lot of the Lake Chinnabee National Forest Recreation Area, and the trail length is 12 miles out and back. The Chinnabee Silent Trail is a great trail for all skill levels. It's also dog friendly, so be sure to bring Fido along.
2. DeSoto State Park Trails - Fort Payne, AL
DeSoto State Park features more than 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. While using these trails, visitors will enjoy beautiful waterfalls, rivers and mountain terrains.
3. Sipsey Wilderness - Double Springs, AL
The Sipsey Wilderness has over 45 miles of trails and is probably the most popular hiking area in Alabama. Hikers can expect to see many waterfalls, canyons and sandstone cliffs within this beautiful area.
4. Oak Mountain State Park Trails - Birmingham, AL
At 9,940 acres, Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama's largest state park. Mountain biking and hiking are the most popular activities, and with more than 50 miles of trails, visitors have many options to choose from.
5. Monte Sano State Park Trails - Huntsville, AL
Monte Sano State Park Trails, located in Huntsville, has more than 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. These trails are great for all skill levels.
6. Pinhoti Trail - Talladega National Forest
The Pinhoti Trail is 240 miles of trail stretching across Alabama's Appalachian Mountains and into Georgia. Approximately 100 miles of this trail is in Alabama and it passes through the Dugger Mountain Wilderness and Cheaha Wilderness areas. "Pinhoti" is Creek Indian for "Turkey Home," so don't be surprised if you happen to see wild turkeys along this trail.
7. Pulpit Rock Trail - Cheaha State Park / Delta
The Pulpit Rock Trail may only be half a mile in length, but the descent down Cheaha Mountain is very steep. This trail leads to a beautiful overlook of the Talladega National Forest.
8. Red Mountain Park Trails - Birmingham, AL
Red Mountain Park is a 1,500-acre park with a 14-mile trail system. These trails are used for walking, hiking and mountain biking.
9. Lake Lurleen State Park Trails - Tuscaloosa County
Lake Lurleen State Park has more than 23 miles of multi-use trails that hug the shoreline of Lake Lurleen and are accessible for both hikers and mountain bikers.
10. Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trails - Dadeville, AL
The Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trails are 11 miles of wooded trails, with some overlooking Lake Martin. These trails begin and end at Overlook Park, and they're marked with white rectangular blazes on trees or rocks. Visitors might possibly see deer, turkey and numerous birds along these trails.
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