Many spectacular hiking trails are located throughout Alabama, offering a variety of landscapes and scenery. Of all the hiking trails in this great state, one stands out among the rest. This hiking trail is known as the Walls of Jericho.

The Walls of Jericho Trail is a 3.1 mile out and back trail that’s located near Estillfork, Alabama. It’s primarily used for hiking and camping, and it features a beautiful waterfall.

This natural area consists of  750 acres and is located within the 8,943-acre Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Tennessee, which is adjacent to the Skyline Wildlife Management Area in Alabama. The southern boundary of this natural area follows the Alabama-Tennessee state line to where the actual “Walls of Jericho” is located.

During the late 1700s, according to legend, Davy Crockett explored this area many times because his family owned land nearby. And in the late 1800s, a preacher visited the area to perform baptisms and gave it the biblical name we’re all familiar with.

The Walls of Jericho truly is a spectacular place to hike. If you plan to visit this beautiful area, remember that hiking isn’t only a great way to get physical exercise. It also provides great learning opportunities. For example, hikers will receive lots of hands-on experience when it comes to nature instead of having to read about it in books.

For a great scenic view of the Walls of Jericho, check out the video below:

If you’re not located near the Walls of Jericho, no worries. There are several hiking trails located throughout Alabama, and some are probably closer to you than you think.

Do you love hiking? If so, would you ever hike the Walls of Jericho? Why or why not?

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