This Easy, 1.5-Mile Trail Leads To Coal Mine Branch Falls, One Of Alabama's Most Underrated Waterfalls
Do you enjoy hiking? If so, you’re in luck because Alabama is home to a variety of hiking trails. While some of these trails are lengthy and can take days to complete, others are short and can be completed in a single afternoon. Several of these trails offer lots of scenery, including beautiful waterfalls. One waterfall in particular is Coal Mine Branch Falls. For information about this waterfall and the trail leading to it, take a look below.
Have you ever hiked to North Alabama’s Coal Mine Branch Falls? If so, please share your experience with us in the comments.
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Is the Coal Branch Mine Falls Trail easy to follow?
While this trail is an easy one to hike, you may find it a little difficult to follow. It's narrow and it seems to disappear in some places. Keep an eye out and stay vigilant, though, and you will end up at the beautiful waterfall at the end. Just be careful not to stray off the trail very far, and make sure you are keeping track of the trail at all times.
What cities or towns are near this trail?
Although this trail makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, you actually won't be too far from civilization if you decide to take this hike. There are stores and hotels in the nearby towns of Guntersville, Albertville, and Boaz, and there are lots of different campgrounds around nearby Lake Guntersville.
What else is there to do in this area?
If you like hiking, there are dozens if not hundreds of other trails in this area. You might enjoy hiking around Lake Guntersville, for one option, or you can try any of the other trails in Lake Guntersville State Park. On a rainy day, or on any day if you are interested in local history, you can visit the Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center or the Homer B. Wilson Jr. Vintage Museum. If you're looking for a little adventure, you could try ziplining or hire a guide service to take you fishing on the lake or on a kayak tour. The possibilities are endless!
How many waterfalls are there in the state of Alabama?
People don't think of waterfalls when they think of Alabama but they should! There are well over 1,000 waterfalls in this southern state. Take time to check some of them out during your visit; this one is a great start!