Best Kayaking in Alabama

Looking for the best kayaking 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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Kayak the Cahaba River

    There are several places you can drop your kayak in. This is one of the more accessible spots. Another popular spot for dropping in your kayak is located on Grants Mill Road. If coming from I459, it will be on your left shortly after passing Churc...

  • Canoe and Cliff Jump at Lake Nicol

    Lake Nicol has several miles of unofficial trails that circle the west bank of the lake which features up to forty foot cliffs that provide both cliff jumping and an excellent view of the lake. Lake Nicol also has a boat/kayak/canoe launch area ri...

    1 miles 40 ft gain

  • Bodysurf at Orange Beach

    Orange Beach is roughly 7 miles long and features many public beach access areas; I parked at the Gulf State Park Cotton Bayou Beach Access area. This small beach area is found at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 161, nestled between so...

  • Fish Little Lake Willis

    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 Appalac...

    4 miles 100 ft gain

  • Kayak the Coosa River in Central Alabama’s River Region

    Fun kayaking in central Alabama about 20 minutes north of Montgomery. There are several places to rent kayaks locally costing around $25 for a good sit on top. The journey starts below Walter Bouldin Dam and finishes around Wetumpka Alabama. Th...

  • 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 im...

  • Float down Cypress Creek

    Search for “Cox Creek Bridge Canoe Ramp” and your map will lead you to the put-in for Cypress Creek! It’s a beautiful spot in the Florence area of North Alabama where all of the locals like to float or paddle. Canoe, kayak or tube - whatever you’r...