Alabama April 23, 2019
These Are The 7 Best Family Hikes To Take In Alabama
It’s no secret Alabama is a hiker’s dream. We’re so incredibly fortunate to have such a variety of hiking destinations here in the Yellowhammer State, including several that are perfect for the entire family. Listed below are seven of the best family hikes in Alabama. You’ll want to try them all!
1. Fallilng Rock Falls Hike - Montevallo
Falling Rock Falls Hike is a 1.8-mile out and back trail that's located within the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge. It has an easy rating and features a beautiful waterfall. It's also accessible year-round.
2. Dismals Canyon - Phil Campbell
Dismals Canyon is a scenic canyon that's tucked away inside a tiny North Alabama town. It features a 1.5-mile trail that'll lead you to bridges, boulders, waterfalls, and more. This scenic trail follows the stream that flows throughout the canyon.
3. Pulpit Rock Trail - Heflin
Pulpit Rock Trail is a 0.6-mile out and back trail that's located within Cheaha State Park. This easy trail features one of Alabama's most spectacular views and is perfect for all skill levels.
4. Madison County Nature Trail - Huntsville
Madison County Nature Trail, which is located atop North Alabama's Green Mountain, is a scenic park that covers 72 acres. One of its main features is a 1.5-mile trail that surrounds a lake and is great for hiking year-round. Madison County Nature Trail is the perfect destination for a family day trip.
5. Stone Cuts Trail - Brownsboro
Stone Cuts Trail is located within North Alabama's Monte Sano State Park. It's a 2.4-mile loop trail that features the most interesting rock formations. With an easy rating, this unique trail is enjoyed by hikers of all skill levels.
6. Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve - Tuscumbia
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is an 8.2-mile loop trail with a moderate rating. One of its main features is a waterfall. Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is privately owned. However, it's open to the public free of charge. The best time of the year to hike this scenic nature preserve is from February to October.
7. Green Trail (Peavine Falls Trail) - Pelham
The Green Trail, which is also referred to as the Peavine Falls Trail, is a 1.9-mile loop trail that's located within Oak Mountain State Park. While hiking the Green Trail, you'll take either the White or Blue Trail after reaching the Peavine Falls parking lot. Whichever trail you choose will lead you to a beautiful spring-fed waterfall.
Do you and your family have a favorite hiking spot in Alabama? If so, please share it with us in the comments.
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