Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

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  • Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

    Smith Mountain Fire Tower (Lake Martin)

    4.4
    0.8 mi / 215 ft gain
    The Smith Mountain Fire Tower is the perfect location to get a glimpse of the vastness of one of the largest man made lakes in the United States. From the parking lot, the stroll up to the base of the fire tower follows a steep pathway for about a half mile. The hike is very easy to follow and th...
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  • 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

    Fish Little Lake Willis

    2.0
    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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