Scottsboro, Alabama

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • High Falls Park, Alabama

    Cliff Jump at High Falls Park

    4.9
    This park is fairly small and definitely off the beaten path on Alabama's back roads, so be sure to pay attention to which streets you're on. From Birmingham or Chattanooga, take Interstate 59 to Exit 218 in Fort Payne. Take Highway 35 West to Rainsville, then turn left onto Highway 75. Follow H...
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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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  • Estillfork, Alabama

    Walls of Jericho via Alabama Trailhead

    4.0
    5.8 mi / 1417 ft gain
    Around 5pm, we hiked down the only clearly marked trail that departs from the parking lot. The path begins with gentle switchbacks and great views of the forest, occasionally passing by small waterfalls, sinkholes, and caves; and arriving at the Hurricane Creek crossing (log with handrail) after ...
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  • Sherwood, Tennessee

    Walls of Jericho via Tennessee Trailhead

    5.0
    7.74 mi / 1667 ft gain
    Walls of Jericho via Tennessee Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Belvidere, Tennessee.
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Orme, Tennessee

    Paddle South Pittsburg to BridgeportAlabama

    Take a leisurely 6.2-mile paddle along this stretch of the Tennessee River. River access via boat ramps at both ends makes this a beginner-level paddle with breathtaking views and plenty of wildlife along the way.  Be sure to have a shuttle car parked at the takeout. 
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park

    4.8
    If you're looking to camp somewhere with exceptional hiking and beautiful waterfalls, Southeastern Tennessee locals know not to look further than Lookout Mountain. Located on the western edge, Cloudland Canyon State Park straddles Sitton Gulch Creek and is perfect for a weekend exploration.If sta...
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Hike Sitton's Gulch Trail

    5.0
    5.7 mi / 1060 ft gain
    Hiking Sitton's Gulch is a great option for those who want to get a little more distance than what the 2.1 mile Waterfalls trail has to offer.  This bit of extra distance will separate you from a lot of the weekend crowd and will expose you to two more waterfalls, in addition to Cherokee and Heml...
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Cloudland Canyon's Waterfall Trail

    4.9
    1.21 mi / 325 ft gain
    When you enter Cloudland Canyon State Park you will drive straight through all of the 4 way stops for about 1 mile before you reach the parking lot for the Waterfall Trail. The parking area does have restrooms and picnic tables if you would like to bring a lunch. What goes down must come up! I...
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