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Looking for the best hiking 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 Hiking Spots in and near Alabama

  • Dadeville, Alabama

    Hike the Deadening Alpine Trail

    3.6 mi / 580 ft gain
    The Deadening Alpine Trail, that name just reeks of adventure. It is about half way between Birmingham to the north, and Montgomery to the south, (The Deadening Alpine Trailhead, 354 Long Branch Dr. Dadeville, AL 36853). It runs through an isolated area on Lake Martin, which is a popular playgrou...
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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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  • Wetumpka, Alabama

    Hike Swayback Bridge Trail

    4.6 mi / 272 ft gain
    Just 15 miles and 20 minutes north of central Alabama’s capital city, Montgomery. You will usually meet someone, but rarely find Swayback Bridge area crowded. It is a classic compact hiking and biking trail in central Alabama. Designed as a single track biking trail system bikers and hikers mingl...
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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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  • Madison, Alabama

    Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail

    1.51 mi / 328 ft gain
    Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Madison, Alabama.
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  • Birmingham, Alabama

    King's Chair Overlook via White and Blue Trail Loop

    4.76 mi / 630 ft gain
    King's Chair Overlook via White and Blue Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pelham, Alabama.
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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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  • Wetumpka, Alabama

    Fishing Trail in Jordan Dam

    2 mi / 99 ft gain
    This is an iconic spot in central Alabama. It is below the great fishing lake Jordan, and above the most common entry for the Coosa River kayaking adventure. Approximately a one mile hike from the dam to the boat launch. However, the rock formations you have to cross are not for the faint of hea...
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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

    Kings Chair Loop

    4.24 mi / 577 ft gain
    The Kings Chair Loop trail in Birmingham, Alabama is a well-known hiking trail that offers a variety of natural features and scenic landmarks. The trail is approximately 4.24 miles long and is rated as moderate in difficulty. It is best known for its panoramic views from the King's Chair overlook...
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  • Jasper, Alabama

    Clear Creek Bicycle Trail

    3.77 mi / 420 ft gain
    Clear Creek Bicycle Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Jasper, Alabama.
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  • Wetumpka, Alabama

    Fort Toulouse & Fort Jackson

    Historic Fort Toulouse and Fort Jackson feature views where the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers meet along the William Bartram Loop walking trail.  At this historic site, you can see a Native American burial mound and a small cemetery. Additionally, there is a hiking tour that takes you through the ...
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