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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

    4.5
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Robertsdale, Alabama

    Perdido River Trail: Blue Lake Landing to Staple Fork Landing

    9.29 mi / 308 ft gain
    Perdido River Trail: Blue Lake Landing to Staple Fork Landing is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Robertsdale, Alabama.
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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

    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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  • 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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  • Orange Beach, Alabama

    Cotton Bayou, Rosemary Dunes, and Catman Loop

    5.45 mi / 59 ft gain
    Cotton Bayou, Rosemary Dunes, and Catman Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Orange Beach, Alabama.
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  • Piedmont, Alabama

    Pinhoti Trail: US 278 to Esom Hill Road

    14.48 mi / 2569 ft gain
    Pinhoti Trail: US 278 to Esom Hill Road is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near located near Piedmont, Alabama.
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  • Lineville, Alabama

    Nubbin Creek Trail to Pinhoti Trail To McDill Point Loop

    12.67 mi / 2241 ft gain
    Nubbin Creek Trail to Pinhoti Trail To McDill Point Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lineville, 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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  • 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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