Top Adventures in Tuscaloosa

  • Hike around Lake Harris

    Lake Harris opens one hour prior to sunrise and closes one hour after sunset. No camping is allowed nor are motor vehicles allowed on this serene lake. From Lake Nicol Road, turn onto the dirt trail, Lake Harris Road. Follow Lake Harris Road for a...

    1.76 miles 169 ft gain

  • Hike through Hurricane Creek Park

    There are two access points to the park from the Parking lot area. The first is just up the road to the east of the top of the parking area, this is the trailhead to the exit portal trail, which is about .2 miles to reach the central hub. From the...

    7 miles 200 ft gain

  • Boulder at Hurricane Creek Park

    Hurricane Creek Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama hosts a field of climbable boulders within it's forest. From the parking lot, follow the trail that stems from the cul-de-sac for approximately 1/10 mile. You will encounter the first cluster of boulders...

  • 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

  • Climb the Unnamed Fire Tower in Tuscaloosa

    To my knowledge, this fire tower does not have a name. If you know the name of this fire tower, please leave it in the reviews below! The firetower is located about 20 minutes north of Tuscaloosa. Heading north on AL-69, turn right onto Yellow Cre...

  • Hike to Falling Rock Falls

    The location of the pin leads you to a gravel road with a gated entrance. Park at the white gate and start to hike up the gravel road. The hike is not very strenuous and the waterfall is pretty easy to find. As you hike up the road for a little wh...

    2 miles

  • Exploring Moss Rock Preserve

    Home to one of the largest boulder fields in Southeast, Moss Rock Preserve provides adventure for all types of explorers. Nestled in the rocky, rolling hills of Birmingham, at the end of the Appalachian Mountains, Moss Rock is aptly named after th...

    0.5 miles 164 ft gain

  • Trail Run to Skyhy Tree House at Red Mountain Park

    From the park entrance there are several ways to get to Skyhy Tree House, and the trail system allows for loops of varying distances and difficulty. There’s a large map about a quarter mile down the main trail from the park entrance, and paper tra...

    4.5 miles 250 ft gain

  • Bouldering at Moss Rock Preserve

    Moss Rock has abundant parking, and easy access to all climbing areas. There is no fee for use or facilities, however there are several small local restaurants and often times a food truck within walking distance of the parking lot.There are two m...

    1 miles -50 ft gain

  • SCUBA Dive at Blue Water Quarry

    Blue water park is a popular diving location tucked away off a main highway in a central Alabama town named Pelham. The quarry attracts many students and instructors to the three 20 foot training platforms and three training pools containing 4 and...

  • Hike to Peavine Falls

    The Peavine falls parking is located at the pin. You can also follow signs to the South Trailhead and from there, follow signs to Peavine Falls. Signs are clearly marked at the parking lot leading you down to the top of the falls or the bottom of ...

    4.6 miles

  • Trail Run the Lake Trail at Oak Mountain State Park

    The 2.3 mile Lake Trail runs more than two-thirds of the way around Double Oak Lake, from the South Trailhead to the marina and can easily be made into a 3 mile loop by connecting onto the paved road, Terrace Drive. In comparison to many other hik...

    3 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

      Deerlick Creek

      Overview Deerlick Creek Campground is located on Holt Lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The facility is in a beautiful forest along the shoreline, provi...

    • Brookwood, Alabama

      Burchfield Branch Park

      Overview Burchfield Branch Park is located near Holt Lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With many amenities, access to the water and opportunities to vie...

    • Akron, Alabama

      Jennings Ferry

      Overview Jennings Ferry Campground is situated between the Black Warrior River and Clear Creek on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway in Alabama. With a boat ramp and gently sloping shoreline, thi...

    • Pickensville, Alabama

      Pickensville Cg (Pickensville Al)

      Overview Pickensville Campground is located just west of Pickensville, Alabama, on Aliceville Lake on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. This campground boasts both a campground and day use area wit...

    • Forkland, Alabama

      Forkland

      Overview Forkland Campground is located in a beautiful wooded area on the northern shore of Demopolis Lake, the largest lake on the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway. Demopolis Lake offers 10,000 ac...

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