If there is one thing that might surprise you about Yellowhammer State it’s the number of Alabama caves and waterfalls. Any guesses? You may be shocked to learn that Alabama is filled with hundreds of waterfalls and caves. In fact, some of the best caves and waterfalls in the world are located right here in Alabama. Listed below, we’ve mapped a road trip that’ll take you to some of these caves and waterfalls in Alabama. With a driving distance of 346 miles and an estimated drive time of just over seven hours, this road trip is perfect for a weekend adventure. It begins at Russell Cave National Monument, but you may begin anywhere you’d like.

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There is certainly something captivating about all of these Alabama caves and waterfalls. If you think about it, the very first inhabitants of this area could have stood before these scenic wonders and seen the same thing we still see today. Have you ever visited any of these waterfalls or caves in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments.

Learn more about Cathedral Caverns (did you know it holds six world records?) and DeSoto Falls, one of Alabama’s most majestic waterfalls that you don’t even need to hike to enjoy.

 

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What are some of the best waterfall hikes in Alabama?

Some of the best waterfall hikes in Alabama include:

 

If you want to visit some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state, you can read about these seven waterfall hikes and why they are some of the best hikes in Alabama. Take a trek to Rainbow Falls at Dismals Canyon via a 1.5-mile trail. Or hike along a trail for a half-mile to Devil’s Dens Falls in Cheaha State Park. There are certainly some incredible trails that lead to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Alabama.

Can I tour any caves in Alabama?

Yes, there are cave tours offered around the state. Aside from Cathedral Caverns, you can also take a tour of Alabama’s Rickwood Caverns which takes you 175 feet below ground. It’s a fascinating tour that’s perfect for all ages. Here are some of the caves you can tour in Alabama:

  • Majestic Caverns
  • Rickwood Caverns
  • Cathedral Caverns
  • Manitou Cave
  • Russell Cave
  • Sauta Cave

 

Are there any natural wonders in Alabama?

The Yellowhammer State is chock full of natural wonders you need to see to believe. Hop on our Amazing Natural Wonders Road Trip In Alabama which will lead you to otherworldly sites like Mount Cheaha, Natural Bridge, and Neversink Pit which has a 182-foot drop, and has the biggest underground waterfall in Alabama. You’ll love everything about this epic road trip!