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Gadsden, Alabama

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  • Gadsden, Alabama

    Photograph Noccalula Falls

    5.0
    1.4 mi
    Noccalula Falls is definitely beautiful from the top, however, you can really get an idea of the pure power of this waterfall by finding your way to the bottom. One way to get to the bottom is to go through the park entrance and pay the $6 admission fee to be able to reach the bottom.Another opti...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chief Ladiga Trail, Alabama

    Run the Chief Ladiga Trail

    33 mi
    At 33 miles long, the Chief Ladiga Trail is a popular destination for walkers, runners, and cyclists alike. Formerly a railroad track, the trail is now paved and mostly flat. The Ladiga trail runs through the cities of Anniston, Weaver, Jacksonville, Piedmont, and eventually connects to Georgia’s...
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  • Oneonta, Alabama

    Climb at Palisades Park

    Palisades Park is a great place for beginners and advanced climbers. Following the pin, the crag is easily accessible from the parking lot. A short walk from the parking lot leads you straight to the cliff edge where you will find 60-70 foot cliffs to rappel/climb. Palisades requires you have a p...
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  • High Falls Park, Alabama

    Cliff Jump at High Falls Park

    4.9
    This park is fairly small and definitely off the beaten path on Alabama's back roads, so be sure to pay attention to which streets you're on. From Birmingham or Chattanooga, take Interstate 59 to Exit 218 in Fort Payne. Take Highway 35 West to Rainsville, then turn left onto Highway 75. Follow H...
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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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  • Oneonta, Alabama

    Drive the Covered Bridge Trail in Blount County

    5.0
    I'll be honest, I've gotten a little caught up (obsessed) in the Overland hype the past few weeks and wanted to get out and explore. I didn't want to start off with anything crazy knowing the kids would lose interest pretty quickly. I sat at my desk and did some research and I'm glad that I did. ...
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  • Fort Payne, Alabama

    Swim at Little Falls (Martha's Falls)

    4.4
    1.5 mi
    Little Falls, also referred to as Martha Falls  and the “Hippie Hole” by the locals, is a popular swimming hole a part of Little River Canyon National Preserve, located along the state line of Alabama and Georgia. Perks include free parking and free admission. Drive up Lookout Mountain and pull i...
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  • Fort Payne, Alabama

    Little River Canyon

    1.33 mi / 180 ft gain
    Little River Canyon is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Fort Payne, Alabama.
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  • Fort Payne, Alabama

    Explore Little River Falls

    4.0
    Little River Falls is a popular site within the Little River Canyon National Preserve, a 12 mile long, 600 ft deep canyon.The 45-foot falls can be accessible from two different vantage points – either via a paved but steep path from the parking lot down to an overlook, or by driving to a higher l...
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  • Munford, Alabama

    Salt Creek Falls

    4.0
    0.38 mi / 121 ft gain
    The point on the map takes you to a small pull off on the side of the road. Park here and walk over the small dirt mound blocking vehicles from going down the trail. It is less than half a mile to the top of the falls. This is the easy part of the hike though. There is a small trail that leads do...
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  • Delta, Alabama

    Take in the View from Bald Rock in Cheaha State Park

    3.5
    1 mi / 1 ft gain
    Bald Rock is maybe the most easily accessible views I have ever experienced. This is not to lessen the beauty of the location, but to convey that this spot is quite fool-proof, and can be enjoyed by literally anyone. However, I do recommend this view at sunrise during the summer because of how cr...
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  • Delta, Alabama

    Hike to Pulpit Rock

    5.0
    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Atop a rocky perch on the side of Mt. Cheaha (the highest point in Alabama), you'll have a breathtaking view and ample opportunities for photography. The trail to Pulpit Rock in Cheaha State Park, near Anniston, AL is a mere mile. The terrain is not too challenging, but it is a bit steep on the w...
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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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