Take This Unforgettable Road Trip To 7 Of Alabama's Most Adventurous Places
Who doesn’t love adventure? It’s no secret that Alabama is home to many adventurous places. And of course, there’s no better way to experience these places than by taking a road trip.
Listed below, we’ve mapped out a road trip route that includes seven of Alabama’s most adventurous places. With a driving distance of only 513 miles, this road trip could easily be accomplished in one weekend. If you’re one of the many Alabamians who crave adventure, you’ll most certainly want to gather your friends and/or family members and take this unforgettable road trip.
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1. Cathedral Caverns State Park - Woodville
Alabama is home to some of the best caves in the world, including Cathedral Caverns. Measuring 25 feet high and 126 feet wide, Cathedral Caverns, the main feature of Cathedral Caverns State Park, has one of the widest cave entrances in the world. It's also home to Goliath, which is one of the world's largest stalagmites.
2. Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures - Guntersville
Over the years, ziplining has become such a popular activity. Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures at Lake Guntersville State Park is one of the best places in Alabama to do this activity. While ziplining atop of Taylor Mountain, you'll get to experience the beautiful scenery surrounding Lake Guntersville.
3. Cherokee Rock Village - Leesburg
Covering approximately 200 acres, Cherokee Rock Village is one of Alabama's most popular rock climbing destinations. It features numerous boulders, many of which are 200 feet tall and believed to be more than 300 million years old.
4. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of Alabama's top outdoor attractions. Covering more than 15,000 acres, this scenic area offers a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming. It's a definite must-visit for anyone who loves the outdoors.
5. Doug Ghee Accessible Trail (Bald Rock Boardwalk) - Delta
The Doug Ghee Accessible Trail, which is commonly referred to as the Bald Rock Boardwalk, is one of Alabama's best trails. Located atop of Cheaha Mountain, this 0.6-mile out-and-back trail offers some of the state's most breathtaking views. It also has an easy rating, so it's perfect for hikers of all abilities.
6. Coosa River
Alabama's Coosa River, which is 280 miles long, is one of the state's most developed rivers. Even though it begins in Georgia, 90% of it flows through Alabama. Over the years, the Coosa River has become a popular spot for kayaking.
7. Sipsey Wilderness - William B. Bankhead National Forest
The Sipsey Wilderness is located within North Alabama's William B. Bankhead National Forest. Covering approximately 25,000 acres, this wilderness area is one of the South's top hiking destinations.
Have you been to any of these adventurous places in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about Cherokee Rock Village, be sure to take a look at the following article:
Walk Through 200 Acres Of Rock Formations At Alabama’s Cherokee Rock Village.
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Cathedral Caverns State Park, 637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, USA
Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976, USA
Cherokee Rock Village, 2000 County Rd 70, Leesburg, AL 35983, USA
Little River Wildlife Management Area, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA
Coosa River, AL 36022, USA
Sipsey Wilderness, Mt Hope, AL 35651, USA