Nature April 11, 2018
9 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Alabama Will Love
Nothing beats a beautiful spring day! One of the best things to do during springtime in Alabama is to go on a scenic hike. Luckily, there are several scenic trails located throughout the state that are perfect for spring hikes, including the nine easy trails listed below.
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1. (Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk - Cheaha State Park
The (Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk is a 0.6 mile out-and-back trail that's located in Cheaha State Park. This scenic trail features a variety of beautiful wild flowers and an incredible view.
2. Falling Rock Falls Hike - Montevallo, Alabama
Located near Montevallo, Alabama is the Falling Rock Falls Hike, which is a 2.1 mile out-and-back trail that's primarily used for hiking, walking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. This scenic trail also features a 90-foot waterfall.
3. Caney Creek Falls Trail - William B. Bankhead National Forest
The Caney Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile out-and-back trail that's located within the William B. Bankhead National Forest near Double Springs, Alabama. Its main feature is a stunning waterfall, and it's the perfect trail for all skill levels.
4. Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Gulf State Park
The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail is a 12.2 mile loop trail that's located near Orange Beach, Alabama. It features a lake and is perfect for all skill levels. The one thing that sets this trail apart from others is the amount of wildlife you'll see. From alligators and turtles, to deer and coyotes, the list is endless.
5. Alum Hollow Trail - Green Mountain Nature Preserve
Located within the Green Mountain Nature Preserve near Burrows, Alabama is the Alum Hollow Trail, which is a 2.2 mile out-and-back trail. This scenic trail features a waterfall and cave, and it's also perfect for all skill levels.
6. Tannehill Ironworks Trail - Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
The Tannehill Ironworks Trail, which is located near McCalla, Alabama, is a 4.1 mile loop trail that features a variety of beautiful wild flowers and is great for all skill levels. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is the perfect place for a spring day trip.
7. Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail - Dadeville, Alabama
Located near the town of Dadeville is the Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail, which is a 0.8 mile loop trail. This trail features a lake, a fire tower, and one of the most incredible views.
8. Lost Falls Trail - Little River Canyon National Preserve
The Lost Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail that's located within the Little River Canyon National Preserve near Fort Payne, Alabama. This beautiful trail features a stunning waterfall and is perfect for all skill levels.
9. Pulpit Rock Trail - Cheaha State Park
The Pulpit Rock Trail is a 0.6 out-and-back trail that's located in Cheaha State Park near Heflin, Alabama. Just like the (Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk, the Pulpit Rock Trail features lots of beautiful wildflowers and offers an amazing view.
Where is your favorite place in Alabama to go hiking? Please let us know in the comments.
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