Gadsden, Alabama

Top Spots in and near Gadsden

  • 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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  • Mentone, Alabama

    Hike to the Base of DeSoto Falls

    4.8
    0.7 mi / 285 ft gain
    The main visitor entrance to DeSoto Falls in Mentone, AL provides easy, paved trails along the upper rim of the falls. For a more private an intimate view, there is a pull off on the side of the road and trail access. Heading south on AL Hwy 89, take a left turn on Dekalb Country Road 613. Afte...
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  • Scottsboro, Alabama

    Tumbling Rock Cave

    5.0
    2.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    As Tumbling Rock Cave is a private property owned and controlled by SCCI, a permit is required to access the cave.  Permits can only be applied for online here, and once granted, SCCI will provide the exact location of the cave.  Caving is not only an inherently dangerous activity due to difficul...
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  • Scottsboro, Alabama

    Stephens Gap

    4.5
    1.38 mi / 381 ft gain
    The hike is 2 miles round trip. It starts from the open space where you park. (Details on where to park when you email in the permit). There is a sign labeled as the trailhead. Trail is easily visible, but just in case you can't follow it, they have marked it with yellow flags on trees. The trail...
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  • Woodville, Alabama

    Rappel Through the Keyhole at Stephen's Gap

    5.0
    Stephen's Gap is a 150 foot cave in North Alabama protected by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy. It is important note that a free permit is required to visit Stephen's Gap. Directions, parking instructions, and safety tips are distributed after your permit request is granted, but the Google addr...
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  • Summerville, Georgia

    Hike the Marble Mine Trail

    4.3
    1.7 mi / 200 ft gain
    This 1.7 mile loop is almost entirely on a wide pebbled road making this hike perfect for getting families and friends outdoors. Though there is some elevation gain, the Marble Mine Loop is quite an easy walk. Go during the Fall and the trees are boasting all the reds, oranges, and yellows of the...
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