Nature January 14, 2020
7 Cool And Calming Hikes To Take In Alabama To Help You Reflect On The Year Ahead
With such a variety of scenic trails, there’s no denying that Alabama is a hiker’s paradise. Although many of these trails are quite difficult to navigate, others are great for all skill levels. Listed below are seven cool and calming trails in Alabama that’ll help you reflect on the year ahead. You’ll want to try them all.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Doug Ghee Accessible Trail (Bald Rock Boardwalk) - Heflin
The Doug Ghee Accessible Trail, which is best known as the Bald Rock Boardwalk, is a 0.6 mile out-and-back trail that's located in Cheaha State Park. The end of the trail offers one of Alabama's most scenic views, especially during the winter season.
2. Falling Rock Falls Hike - Montevallo
Falling Rock Falls Hike, which is located within the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, is one of Alabama's loveliest waterfall trails. It's accessible year-round and is great for all skill levels. Without a doubt, this 1.8 mile out-and-back trail belongs on everyone's winter bucket list.
3. Laurel Falls Trail Loop - Fort Payne
Located in DeSoto State Park is Laurel Falls Trail Loop. This 3.1 mile loop trail features a waterfall and is accessible year-round. It's the perfect hike to reflect on the year ahead.
4. Talmadge Butler Boardwalk Trail - Fort Payne
The Talmadge Butler Boardwalk Trail is also located in DeSoto State Park. This short and easy trail is only 360 yards long, and it's perfect for hikers of all abilities. The boardwalk meanders through a lush forest and provides a great winter escape.
5. Peavine Falls via Green and White Trail Loop - Pelham
The Peavine Falls via Green and White Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile loop trail located in Oak Mountain State Park - Alabama's largest state park. This scenic trail's main feature is a beautiful 65-foot-tall waterfall that flows year-round. Its a great hike any time of year, especially wintertime.
6. Stone Cuts Trail - Huntsville
North Alabama's Stone Cuts Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail that's located in Monte Sano State Park. It's accessible year-round and is great for all skill levels. This unique trail, which features massive boulders, also offers gorgeous views of Monte Sano Mountain's east side.
7. Caney Creek Falls Trail - Double Springs
Caney Creek Falls Trail, which is located within the William B. Bankhead National Forest, is a 1.7 mile out-and-back trail that's accessible year-round. It's also one of Alabama's most beautiful waterfall trails, especially during the winter season. If you need to escape for a bit and reflect on the year ahead, this is a wonderful trail to embark on.
Have you ever hiked any of these Alabama trails? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For a list of more Alabama trails to hike this year, be sure to take a look at the following article:
7 Low-Key Hikes In Alabama With Amazing Payoffs. Address: Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA Address: 1601 Landview Rd, Montevallo, AL 35115, USA Address: DeSoto State Park, 7104 Desoto Pkwy NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA Address: Pelham, AL 35124, USA Address: Stone Cuts Trail, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA Address: Caney Creek Falls Trail, Double Springs, AL 35553, USA