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The Best Hiking in Tuscaloosa

Looking for the best hiking in Tuscaloosa? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tuscaloosa. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Tuscaloosa

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    University of Alabama Quad Trail

    0.69 mi / 23 ft gain
    University of Alabama Quad Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Hike around Lake Harris

    5.0
    1.76 mi / 169 ft gain
    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 approximately three miles until you encounter the l...
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Hike through Hurricane Creek Park

    4.0
    7 mi / 200 ft gain
    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 hub, there are two separate loops that wind throu...
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Approach Trail and South Loop

    3.54 mi / 410 ft gain
    Approach Trail and South Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Approach Trail and North Loop

    3.35 mi / 381 ft gain
    Approach Trail and North Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Canoe and Cliff Jump at Lake Nicol

    4.0
    1 mi / 40 ft gain
    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 right next to the parking area. Nicol is over three ...
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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Lake Nicol Outer Cliff Trail

    1.17 mi / 62 ft gain
    Lake Nicol Outer Cliff Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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  • Coker, Alabama

    Lake Lurleen via Tashka Trail

    11.03 mi / 1129 ft gain
    Lake Lurleen via Tashka Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Coker, Alabama.
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  • Coker, Alabama

    Ridge Loop Trail

    3.52 mi / 456 ft gain
    Ridge Loop Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Coker, Alabama.
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  • McCalla, Alabama

    Tannehill Ironworks Trail

    4.16 mi / 400 ft gain
    Tannehill Ironworks Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near McCalla, Alabama.
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  • McCalla, Alabama

    Pig Iron Trail and Cannon Ball Trail Loop

    5.64 mi / 466 ft gain
    Pig Iron Trail and Cannon Ball Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near McCalla, Alabama.
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  • McCalla, Alabama

    Iron Works Loop, Iron Runner Loop, and Pig Iron Loop

    7.36 mi / 617 ft gain
    Iron Works Loop, Iron Runner Loop, and Pig Iron Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near West Blocton, Alabama.
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  • West Blocton, Alabama

    Cahaba River Loop

    1.38 mi / 203 ft gain
    Cahaba River Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Piper, Alabama.
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  • Centreville, Alabama

    Cahaba River Trail

    0.66 mi / 7 ft gain
    Cahaba River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Centreville, Alabama.
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  • West Blocton, Alabama

    Reflection Trail

    3.8 mi / 341 ft gain
    Reflection Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Helena, Alabama.
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  • Helena, Alabama

    Rust Bucket

    2.6 mi / 367 ft gain
    Rust Bucket is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Green Pond, Alabama.
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