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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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...
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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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  • Delta, Alabama

    Cave Creek/Pinhoti Trail Loop

    6.78 mi / 1024 ft gain
    The Cave Creek Trail is a very comfortable, three-mile trail with some amazing views and relatively little elevation gain. At roughly two miles along the trail, you’ll come to a rocky overlook facing the south. This area provides a nice place to stop and rest or even eat a nice picnic lunch. Roug...
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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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  • 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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  • Lineville, Alabama

    Chinnabee Silent Trail to Cheaha Falls

    1.98 mi / 210 ft gain
    The valley at the base of Mount Cheaha is home to several picturesque waterfalls flowing out of Cheaha Lake. Many of these small waterfalls are accessible on the Chinnabee Silent Trail, including Cheaha Falls.  Following SR 281 further down the mountain from the park offices, you’ll come to the ...
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  • Woodville, Alabama

    Visit the Cathedral Caverns

    2.9 mi / 50 ft gain
    Cathedral Caverns - The Pride of Alabama -- Located in northeastern Alabama, Cathedral Caverns offers an easy look inside an underground system of caverns. The primary trail is well-developed and wheel-chair accessible for most of its 2.9 mile length. The Caverns features many impressive sights. ...
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