Waterfall in Falling Rocks, Montevallo, Alabama
Maybe you can see the guy repelling to the right.
John heard about Falling Rocks from a co-worker, she made it sound like a great place to go hiking. The kick off though, it had a waterfall. One of John’s favorite things about hiking is having a primary destination (aka waterfalls). I personally just enjoy hiking whether there is an endpoint or not.
This trail is off of County Road 22. You will see a gate and a gravel road. You will walk until you see a fork- go left, then you will walk until you see a road on the right- turn right, then continue until you see a trail on the left-turn left. You will come up to a creek and you can either go straight or right. We chose to go to the right and follow the trail down on the right side of the cliff, down under the waterfall into the cave area.
Inside the cave area. Photo credit to my husband | Fizzle Photography
I won’t lie it was a little rough going down, but it was a lot more rough coming up! While we were there, there were a couple of guys repelling, so if you go at the right time you might get a little bit of a show. We also came in contact with a a really friendly older couple. (Actually they knew the guys that were repelling) They chatted a little with us and he also asked where I was from, I replied with Alabaster. Then he told me I didn’t sound like a had an accent. I told him I was from Alabama. I decided to spare him of the details that I spent a good portion of growing up with a side of my family that was from the North. Sigh, talk about a stab to the heart. I love country accents. Moving forward though. We had a great little adventure here.
Walking in the creek felt so good. Photo Credit to John | Fizzle Photography
A lot of reviews say it is easy, but I guess we are just out of shape. Nonetheless it is a fun hike. I thoroughly enjoyed going under the cave, and walking along and in the creek! Make sure to bring water shoes and extras socks! And of course water. It was only in the 70’s (degrees) and I thought I was going to burn up at some points.
Bring those water shoes!
I just loved these flowers, wild or not. Do you know what kind they are?
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