Alabama July 03, 2020
6 Easy-Access Alabama Waterfalls That Are Perfect For A Summer Adventure
Who doesn’t love waterfalls? If you’re one of the many people who do, you’re in luck, because Alabama is home to many of them. While several of the waterfalls require a strenuous hike to reach them, many others are easily accessible. Listed below are six Alabama waterfalls that are easy to access. You’ll want to visit them all!
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1. DeSoto Falls - Mentone
DeSoto Falls, which plunges 104 feet, is located atop Lookout Mountain near Mentone, Alabama. In addition to it being one of Alabama's most beautiful waterfalls, it's also one of the state's most accessible. To reach DeSoto Falls, simply follow the 100-foot paved path from the nearby parking lot.
2. Kinlock Falls - Haleyville
Kinlock Falls is located within North Alabama's William B. Bankhead National Forest near Haleyville. It flows into a pool of water, which makes it a great swimming hole. Reaching Kinlock Falls has never been easier. While driving north on Kinlock Road, prior to arriving at the bridge over Hubbard Creek, simply pull off on the side of the road and park. The waterfall is only a few steps away.
3. High Falls - Grove Oak
High Falls is the main feature of High Falls Park in Grove Oak, Alabama. It's formed by Town Creek and flows through a natural bridge. High Falls measures 35 feet high and up to 300 feet across. You'll make your way to this waterfall by following the river from the parking lot. There's a pedestrian bridge you can cross to get a great view of the waterfall. Over the years, High Falls has also become a popular swimming hole.
4. Noccalula Falls - Gadsden
Noccalula Falls is the main feature of Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Alabama. This beautiful waterfall, which plunges 90 feet, is one of the Yellowhammer State's most visited natural attractions. It can be reached via a short stroll from the park's parking lot.
5. Little River Falls - Fort Payne
Little River Falls is one of the main features of North Alabama's Little River Canyon National Preserve. It's also one of the South's most recognizable waterfalls. To easily access Little River Falls, all you have to do is park your car in the parking lot and take a stroll along the 100-foot boardwalk, which will lead you to the overlook to view the waterfall.
6. Cold Water Falls - Tuscumbia
Cold Water Falls is the world's largest man-made natural stone waterfall. It's also one of the main features of Tuscumbia, Alabama's Spring Park. To view this picturesque waterfall, all you have to do is park your car at the park and walk over to it. Don't forget to pack a lunch. After all, Spring Park is a wonderful place for a summer picnic.
Have you been to any of these Alabama waterfalls? If so, what did you think? Were they easy to access? Let us know in the comments.
For additional information about DeSoto Falls, be sure to take a look at the following article:
Take This Easy Trail To An Amazing Triple Waterfall In Alabama. Address: De Soto Falls, Alabama 35984, USA Address: Kinlock Falls, Alabama 35565, USA Address: 969 Co Rd 144, Grove Oak, AL 35975, USA Address: Noccalula Falls, Gadsden, AL 35904, USA Address: Little River Falls, Alabama 35973, USA Address: Spring Park Rd, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, USA