This Alabama Road Trip Takes You From The Gulf Coast Beaches To The Mentone Mountains
Nothing beats a road trip through Alabama! Listed below, we’ve included a mapped road trip route that’ll take you from Alabama’s gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches to the Yellowhammer State’s beautiful Mentone mountains. Along the way, you’ll also encounter some of Alabama’s most beautiful outdoor spots. Because the road trip is less than 10 hours and has a distance of less that 500 miles, it’s perfect for a weekend adventure. Take a look below to learn more.
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1. Gulf Coast Beaches
Here in Alabama, we're well known for our beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. Your road trip will begin in Gulf Shores, which happens to be one of the state's most popular beach towns. While here, you'll have access to a variety of outdoor attractions, including Gulf State Park, which offers all kinds of recreational activities.
2. Lake Martin
Lake Martin, Alabama, USA
Your next stop will be Lake Martin. Lake Martin, which is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa counties, covers more than 41,000 acres and is one of the largest man-made lakes in the U.S.
3. Mount Cheaha
Mount Cheaha, Delta, AL 36258, USA
Following a short drive, you'll arrive at Mount Cheaha. Mount Cheaha is Alabama's highest natural point and offers the most breathtaking views. A great place to experience these views is Cheaha State Park in Delta.
4. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Rd, Pinson, AL 35126, USA
Your next stop will be Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. Covering nearly 500 acres, this is one of Alabama's most beautiful outdoor spots.
5. Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River Wildlife Management Area, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
You'll then take a drive to Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne. Little River Canyon National Preserve, which covers more than 15,000 acres, is one of Alabama's most-visited outdoor attractions. One of its main features is Little River Falls (pictured).
Your final stop will be the town of Mentone, which is located just outside of Fort Payne. Because Mentone has the highest elevation of any Alabama town, its views can't be beat! Over the years, this mountain town has also become one of Alabama's top vacation spots.
Have you ever visited any of the places featured on this Alabama road trip? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about Alabama’s Mount Cheaha, be sure to take a look at the following article:
This Is The Highest Point In Alabama And The Views Are Positively Breathtaking.
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