12 Scenic Trails To Explore In Alabama, One For Each Month Of The Year

It’s no secret that Alabama offers numerous hiking opportunities for all skill levels. In fact, some of the nation’s best trails are located right here in the Yellowhammer State. Listed below are 12 scenic hikes in Alabama you’ll want to add to your hiking bucket list. There’s one for each month to keep you busy all year long on some of the best hikes in Alabama.

With beautiful waterfalls, deep caverns, and lush forests to explore, there is much to love about hiking in Alabama. Have you ever explored any of these 12 scenic hikes in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments. Also, let us know which scenic trails in Alabama you’re looking forward to exploring this year.

For more information about Alabama’s Pine Beach Trail, be sure to take a look at this hike alongside a saltwater lagoon and a freshwater lake on this Alabama trail.

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What are some of the most scenic hikes in Alabama?

Alabama is home to some incredibly scenic hiking trails through tall pine forests, around interesting rock formations, and overlooking vast bodies of water shimmering in the distance. Here is a list of a few scenic hikes in Alabama that will inspire you to explore:

1. Chinnabee Silent Trail - Cheaha Wilderness: Lineville, AL
2. Bald Rock Boardwalk - Cheaha State Park: Bald Rock, AL
3. Walker Bynum Smith Mountain Tower Trail: Jacksons' Gap, AL
4. Pine Beach Trail - Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge: Gulf Shores, AL
5. Lost Sink Trail - Keel Mountain Preserve: Gurley, AL
6. Alum Hollow Trail - Green Mountain Nature Preserve: Huntsville, AL
7. Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail - Rainbow Mountain Preserve: Madison, AL

Find out more about these awe-inspiring Alabama trails and how you can add them to your hiking bucket list in this article. Then pack a backpack with some snacks and hit the trails for some scenic hiking in Alabama.

What are the best waterfall hikes in Alabama?

You can't count the best waterfall hikes in Alabama on one hand or two for that matter. And deciding on a 'best' list is pretty much impossible when it comes to the stunning beauty that Alabama has to offer. But here is a list of a few of the best waterfall hikes in Alabama for you to enjoy:

1. Rainbow Falls - Dismals Canyon
2. Peavine Falls - Oak Mountain State Park
3. Devil's Den Falls - Cheaha State Park
4. Chewacla Falls - Chewacla State Park
5. Caney Creek Falls - William B. Bankhead National Forest
6. Welti Falls - Cullman County
7. Turkey Creek Falls - Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

When exploring a new hiking trail and coming around a bend to find a rushing waterfall it's an exciting moment. Especially when it's just you and the silence of nature enjoying a moment together. With these waterfall hikes in Alabama you know there is a big rushing reward at the end of your hike, but that doesn't make it any less special.