Hike to Upper Caney Creek Falls

Caney Creek Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Edward Day

Hike to what is considered among the most beautiful waterfalls in Alabama.

This short trail drops into the Caney Creek Canyon, hitting the waterfall in just 1 mile. The hike also involves a creek crossing – be sure to watch for slippery rocks – and a steep section of trail as you climb out of the canyon.

Distance

3 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Forest
Waterfall

Nearby Lodging

Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA

Hillsboro, Alabama

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Gorgeous Destination Hike

I happened upon this hike a few years ago and have been back several times in both winter and summer months, and it never disappoints. While the hike itself is uneventful for the most part - part of the trail is on private land and a good portion is an old logging road - the final descent into the canyon is beautiful with hemlocks all around, with the reward of the gorgeous Upper Falls. Feels otherworldly almost. Definitely recommend hiking down to the lower falls. Love this hike!

Loved It

This was a great hike. The water by the waterfall was very clear & beautiful, and the water was flowing even in the winter. There is a lower waterfall if you follow the stream about 1 - 1.5 miles down that is also worth exploring!

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