The Best Backpacking in Alabama

Looking for the best backpacking in Alabama? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alabama. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Alabama

  • Estillfork, Alabama

    Hike the Walls of Jericho

    4.0
    7 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Around 5pm, we hiked down the only clearly marked trail that departs from the parking lot. The path begins with gentle switchbacks and great views of the forest, occasionally passing by small waterfalls, sinkholes, and caves; and arriving at the Hurricane Creek crossing (log with handrail) after ...
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  • Delta, Alabama

    McDill Point via Cheaha Trailhead

    4.6
    6.78 mi / 1024 ft gain
    Start hiking at Cheaha Trailhead, located at the far end of a parking area just before you get to Cheaha State Park on Highway 281. Follow the Cave Creek Trail until you reach the Pinhoti connector, and hang a right to take the Pinhoti Trail northbound. Look for a sign that points to McDill overl...
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  • Lineville, Alabama

    Hike the Pin-Chin-Sky Loop Trail

    5.0
    17.7 mi / 3149 ft gain
    This 17.7 mile loop trail is actually the combination of three separate trails, the Chinabee Silent Trail, the Skyway Loop Trail, and a piece of the Pinhoti Trail. There are several places on the trail that are near vertical and are demanding, especially on the Pinhoti. Primitive campsites are lo...
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  • Andalusia, Alabama

    Conecuh Trail South Loop via Open Pond Trailhead

    7.58 mi / 673 ft gain
    Conecuh Trail South Loop via Open Pond Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Andalusia, Alabama.
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  • Pelham, Alabama

    Oak Mountain Blue Trail to White Trail Loop

    13.04 mi / 1440 ft gain
    Oak Mountain Blue Trail to White Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pelham, Alabama.
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  • Lineville, Alabama

    Clairmont Gap to Adams Gap

    5.92 mi / 1014 ft gain
    Clairmont Gap to Adams Gap is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lineville, Alabama.
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  • Lineville, Alabama

    Pinhoti Trail: Adam's Gap to Cheaha State Park

    10.42 mi / 2060 ft gain
    Pinhoti Trail: Adam's Gap to Cheaha State Park is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lineville, Alabama.
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  • Lineville, Alabama

    Skyway Loop Trail

    17.43 mi / 3166 ft gain
    Skyway Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ashland, Alabama.
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  • Delta, Alabama

    Cave Creek Trail from Cheaha Trailhead

    6.86 mi / 1056 ft gain
    Cave Creek Trail from Cheaha Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lineville, Alabama.
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  • Heflin, Alabama

    Pinhoti Trail: US 431 to Cleburne

    9 mi / 1161 ft gain
    Pinhoti Trail: US 431 to Cleburne is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Heflin, Alabama.
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  • Double Springs, Alabama

    Sipsey Big Loop

    29.83 mi / 2746 ft gain
    Sipsey Big Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Houston, Alabama.
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  • Double Springs, Alabama

    Bee Branch Trail

    11.37 mi / 853 ft gain
    Bee Branch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Double Springs, Alabama.
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  • Double Springs, Alabama

    Randolph and Sipsey Loop Trail

    8.81 mi / 689 ft gain
    Randolph and Sipsey Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Double Springs, Alabama.
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  • Double Springs, Alabama

    Bunyan Hill Wild Horse/Wagon Trail Loop

    12.63 mi / 935 ft gain
    Bunyan Hill Wild Horse/Wagon Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Moulton, Alabama.
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  • Fort Payne, Alabama

    Never Never Land Loop

    2.66 mi / 292 ft gain
    Never Never Land Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Payne, Alabama.
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  • Huntsville, Alabama

    Monte Sano Waterline Trail

    1.71 mi / 646 ft gain
    Monte Sano Waterline Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Huntsville, Alabama.
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