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! They’re definitely the best hikes in Alabama for thinking, reflecting, and resolutions.
Have you ever hiked any of these Alabama trails? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments. For a list of more of the best hikes in Alabama, be sure to take a look at the following article: 7 Low-Key Hikes In Alabama With Amazing Payoffs.
Best Hikes in Alabama
What are some fun, easy hikes in Alabama?
Who says hiking needs to be hard in order to be fun and rewarding? Definitely not us (though we love the hard-core hikes, too). Some trails are not just ridiculously scenic: they’re also easy to do and perfectly enjoyable on those days when you want to get outside but you don’t really want to bother with the whole “breaking a sweat” thing. For example, the hike to Sougahoagdee Falls is easy and incredibly rewarding, as the falls are among the ones considered to be the “best of” the state. Other easy waterfall hikes around Alabama like Sougahoagdee Falls include gems like the Little River Canyon Trail (1.4 miles), the Alum Hollow Trail (2.2 miles), and the South Plateau Loop (3.3 miles). With more than 800 hikes to choose from, Alabama is a great place for hikers and considering more than half of those 800+ trails are considered easy, it’s also a great place for the casual hiker to enjoy the great outdoors without overexerting themselves.
What are some of the most scenic hikes in Alabama?
Alabama is no stranger to beautiful, scenic hikes. Though it’s hard to pick just a few, we can certainly try; some of our picks for the most scenic hikes in Alabama include gems like the Caney Creek Falls Trail, which features an amazing waterfall and is actually pretty easy (and brief, at just 1.7 miles long). We also love the Stone Cuts Trail, which is nestled inside the Monte Sano State Park. This 2.4-mile loop trail features fascinating geological formations and, best of all, it’s hikeable all year round! Head to Pelham for the awesome Treetop Nature Trail, which is just as woodsy and delightful as it sounds, and the Pine Beach Trail is a lovely hike through the Gulf Shores area. Want some more information about each of these and then some? Check out this article for the nine best hiking trails in Alabama that literally everyone needs right now.