Alabama Hiking, Nature December 13, 2018
These 7 State Park Trails In Alabama Belong On Every Hiker’s Bucket List
It’s no secret that Alabama is the ultimate hiking destination. In fact, many hikers from across the country, and even world, visit our great state because of its scenic trails. Listed below are seven state park trails in Alabama that belong on every hiker’s bucket list. You’ll want to explore them all!
1. Laurel Falls Trail Loop - DeSoto State Park (Fort Payne)
Laurel Falls Trail Loop is a 3.1 mile loop trail that features a beautiful waterfall and has a moderate rating. This is a great hiking trail for families. While hiking this scenic trail, you'll pass both Laurel Falls and Lost Falls.
2. Doug Ghee -Bald Rock Boardwalk - Cheaha State Park (Heflin)
To experience an incredible scenic view, you'll want to hike the Doug Ghee-Bald Rock Boardwalk. This 0.6 mile out and back trail will lead you to Bald Rock, which is located atop Cheaha Mountain and is one of Alabama's best viewing spots.
3. King's Chapel-Tom Bevill Loop - Lake Guntersville State Park (Guntersville)
King's Chapel-Tom Bevill Loop is a 4.9 mile loop trail that features beautiful limestone formations and towering trees. This scenic trail has a moderate rating and offers a great view of Lake Guntersville, which is Alabama's largest lake.
4. Peavine Falls via Green and White Trail Loop - Oak Mountain State Park (Pelham)
Peavine Falls via Green and White Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile long loop trail that leads to Peavine Falls. It has a moderate rating, which means it's great for most skill levels. This scenic trail is also accessible year-round.
5. Point Rock Trail - Buck's Pocket State Park (Grove Oak)
Point Rock Trail is a 2.2 mile out and back trail that has a moderate rating and features a beautiful flowing waterfall. One of the primary reasons why hikers are drawn to this trail is because of its amazing view at the end.
6. Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Gulf State Park (Orange Beach)
The Gulf Coast's Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail is a multi-use trail system that offers more than 15 miles of seven trails. It's also great for all skill levels. Other than hiking, this popular trail, which is accessible year-round, is also used for biking, walking, running, birding, and wildlife viewing.
7. Stone Cuts Trail - Monte Sano State Park (Huntsville)
Stone Cuts Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail that features incredible rock formations. Because this unique trail has an easy rating, it's perfect for all skill levels.
Have you ever hiked any of these trails? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments.
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