The Best Camping in Alabama

Looking for the best camping 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 camping 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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  • Leesburg, Alabama

    Camp at Sand Rock

    5.0
    1 mi / -100 ft gain
    We camped in a rooftop tent, but many people used traditional tents and hammocks. After purchasing a camping permit, drive right up to your campsite. There are three general camping areas.First is the more exposed (to the often strong winds) campsites along the tops of the cliffs that are closest...
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  • Montevallo, Alabama

    Hike to Falling Rock Falls

    3.9
    2 mi
    The location of the pin leads you to a gravel road with a gated entrance. Park at the white gate and start to hike up the gravel road. The hike is not very strenuous and the waterfall is pretty easy to find. As you hike up the road for a little while the road will fork. Go left at the fork and co...
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  • Leesburg, Alabama

    Climb Sand Rock

    4.5
    Sand Rock is a unique set of rock outcropping that erupts from Shinbone Ridge overlooking scenic Lake Weiss. The climbable rock runs for about a quarter of a mile along the ridge and is a maze of trails, small caves and literally wall-to-wall climbing.You can find just about any climb to satisfy...
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Canoe and Cliff Jump at Lake Nicol

    4.0
    1 mi / 40 ft gain
    Lake Nicol has several miles of unofficial trails that circle the west bank of the lake which features up to forty foot cliffs that provide both cliff jumping and an excellent view of the lake. Lake Nicol also has a boat/kayak/canoe launch area right next to the parking area. Nicol is over three ...
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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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  • Steele, Alabama

    Bouldering Horse Pens 40

    4.0
    1 mi
    Horse Pens 40 is a very well known place for bouldering throughout Alabama. The parking and location arepretty well-marked with signs as you get closer to arriving. Once you arrive and park at Horse Pens, you need to go inside the store to fill out a waiver and pay $6.50 to climb. The bouldering ...
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  • Lineville, Alabama

    Hike Lake Chinnabee to Devil's Den Falls

    1 mi / 120 ft gain
    Devil's Den Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Cheaha State Park. This is a state park within Talladega National Forest. The easiest access is from Lake Chinnabee which is about one mile round trip from the parking area. It can also be accessed from Turnipseed campground, but that is about six mil...
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  • Sylacauga, Alabama

    Hike to the Flagg Mountain Tower and Cabins

    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    Flagg Mountain lookout tower and the cabins are inside the Weogufka State Forest. The state forest also has around 4 miles of hiking trails plus the entire Coosa WMA trails. The cabins and tower were built by the CCC to be part of a state park that was never finished, but the Alabama Forestry Com...
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  • Sylacauga, Alabama

    Fish Little Lake Willis

    4 mi / 100 ft gain
    Little Lake Willis in the Talladega National Forest is lost in time. It was built in 1954. This place has few visitors. It is a stream fed 22-acre lake. Lost in the forest. Great fishing hole (bass, bream, and catfish) in a narrow southern Appalachian valley. No motorized boats permitted.  It is ...
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  • Guntersville, Alabama

    Kayaking at Lake Guntersville State Park

    Lake Guntersville State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the far north side of the city of Guntersville in Marshall County, Alabama. The state park occupies 5,909 acres on the eastern shore of Guntersville Lake, a 69,000-acre impoundment of the Tennessee River. Lake Guntersvill...
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  • Birmingham, Alabama

    Oak Mountain Tranquility Lake and White Trail Loop

    6.19 mi / 988 ft gain
    Oak Mountain Tranquility Lake and White Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pelham, Alabama.
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  • Pelham, Alabama

    Foothills and Seven Bridges Trails

    4.11 mi / 541 ft gain
    Foothills and Seven Bridges Trails is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Pelham, Alabama.
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  • Orange Beach, Alabama

    Shelby Lake Loop

    7.1 mi / 131 ft gain
    Shelby Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Gulf Shores, 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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