Alabama Hikes to See Waterfalls and Nature
Photo credit | My husband John | Fizzle Photography
Almost 200 miles, alabama’s longest free flowing river. It is known to have certain species only known to that area. It is a great place to go hiking, tubing and fishing. This picture is when the water is high. Check out my visit to CR here.
1.5 mile hike to a beautiful waterfall. Awesome creek to play in as well.
3. Moss Rock– 349 acre preserve, waterfall and boulders to climb.
Beautiful waterfall, campground, petting zoo, train ride, and there is more. NF does cost money to get in, but it is definitely worth it.
5. Oak Mountain State Park– Oak Mountain State Park has over miles to hike, bike, and camp, there is also a beach area, and along with other activities you can do here. You do have to pay to get into this park.
6. Red Mountain Park–Over 15 miles of trails, includes look outs and the remains of an old coal mining community, there is also a dog park, and you can zip line!
7. Ruffner Mountain– 1,038-acre preserve, over 14 miles of trails to hike.
8. Little River Canyon National Preserve-Little River Canyon National Preserve is located at the top of Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne. Popular recreational activities that are enjoyed by adventure seekers include fishing, swimming, hunting and camping.
9. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge–Established in 1980, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect adventure spot for animal lovers. Visitors of this wildlife refuge will have the opportunity to see migratory birds, sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse while walking one of the refuge’s five trails.
11. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve–located in Pinson, is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southeast. The most popular area of this preserve is Turkey Creek Falls (pictured). For those feeling adventurous, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve offers a five-mile national recreational trail system, wonderful swimming areas and fantastic fishing spots
12. Cathedral Caverns State Park-When Alabama cavers are feeling adventurous, they can often be found exploring Cathedral Caverns, which is located in Marshall County. This cave was originally referred to as “Bats Cave.”
13. Desoto State Park– is located on Lookout Mountain, approximately eight miles northeast of Fort Payne. This wonderful state park features 25 miles of hiking trails, 11 miles of mountain biking trails and several campsites for those feeling adventurous and wanting to get away from it all.
14. Cheaha State Park– located in Clay and Cleburne counties, is home to Mt. Cheaha- Alabama’s highest point. For those who enjoy hiking, this is the perfect place to visit any time of the year.
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