Nature July 21, 2019
9 Must-Hike Trails In Alabama That Belong On Everyone’s Outdoor Bucket List
There’s no denying that Alabama is a nature lover’s dream, especially when it comes to hiking. Several scenic trails are located throughout the state that attract hikers from all over. Listed below are nine of Alabama’s must-hike trails that everyone should add to their outdoor bucket list. Check them out!
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1. Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve Trail - Tuscumbia
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is located off the beaten path in the North Alabama town of Tuscumbia. It offers an 8.2-mile loop trail that attracts hikers from all across the state and beyond. Its main feature is a beautiful waterfall.
2. Walls of Jericho Trail - Scottsboro
The Walls of Jericho Trail is a difficult 6.6-mile out and back trail that's located near Scottsboro, Alabama. It features a waterfall and offers a variety of activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding, and more.
3. Pinhoti Trail - Talladega National Forest
The Pinhoti Trail, which begins at the Appalachian Trail in the Talladega National Forest, is Alabama's premier trail. It stretches a total distance of 338.5 miles (170.7 miles in Alabama and 167.8 miles in Georgia), making it the Yellowhammer State's longest hiking trail.
4. Chinnabee Silent Trail - Lineville
The Chinnabee Silent Trail is located within the Cheaha Wilderness near Lineville, Alabama. It's a 7.3-mile out and back trail that features a lake and waterfalls. In addition to hiking, other activities include camping, fishing, bird watching, and more.
5. Falling Rock Falls Hike
Alabama's Falling Rock Falls Hike is located within the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge near Montevallo. It's an easy 1.8-mile out and back trail that features a waterfall. Other than hiking, this short trail is also used for walking and horseback riding.
6. Stone Cuts Trail - Brownsboro
Stone Cuts Trail is a 2.4-mile loop trail that's located within Monte Sano State Park near Brownsboro, Alabama. Its numerous boulders make it one of the state's most unique trails.
7. Moss Rock Preserve Trail - Hoover
The Moss Rock Preserve Trail is located within Hoover's Moss Rock Preserve. It's a 3-mile loop trail that features waterfalls, rock outcroppings, and more. This scenic trail also offers a variety of activities such as hiking, rock climbing, bird watching, etc.
8. Lost Sink Trail - Paint Rock
Lost Sink Trail is located within Keel Mountain Preserve near Paint Rock, Alabama. It's a 2.8-mile out and back trail that features a waterfall, and it attracts hikers from all over.
9. Caney Creek Falls Trail - Double Springs
North Alabama's 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. This easy trail features waterfalls and is the perfect hiking destination for all skill levels.
Have you ever hiked any of these Alabama trails? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
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