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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tuscumbia, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 8.2 mi Elevation gain 974 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Privately owned scenic natural area open to the public at no charge. A cooperative project with The Nature Conservancy of Alabama.

Parking is available

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve 251 Loop Road Tuscumbia, AL 35674 (256) 381-6301

251 Loop Road Tuscumbia, AL 35674

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Tracy Abney
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Hiking

Great trail! I was so impressed with how well the trails were marked, the condition of the trails, and the restrooms along the way. We wandered around a good bit, did about 4.25 miles out and back, and maybe only covered 1/4 of the trail we could’ve explored. (We went down to the blue hole and took the steep option back up to the house.)

Aidan Daniel
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Hiking

The nicest people I have ever met. The trail was SO BEAUTIFUL! Nice and clean little to no mud, lots of shade, and overall a great experience. I have got to say this was the best trail I have ever been on! I am definitely coming again!

Melissa Biffle
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Hiking

I would recommend this trail for a day hike. Definitely a moderate trail, especially if you go down to view water fall from below-absolutely beautiful!!!

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Deanna Smith
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Hiking

Well worth the visit! Beautiful!

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Shea McAllister
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Hiking

10/10. First off this place has the sweetest owners, when you get there you sign in and they we're right there on the porch to greet us! The trail is very well kept, clean porta toilets, and water stations located along the trail!! We hiked down to see the main waterfall which was steep and slippery so be careful. We made the full loop with all 3 littles in tow. There is a beautiful overlook of the mountains and a really cool shaped tree. Towards the end of the trail we took a right and ended up stumbling upon a double waterfall. Possibly seasonal, we had gotten a lot of rain previously. I have absolutely nothing negative to say and all 5 of us agreed it was the 'best day ever!'

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Joseph Fehrenbach
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HikingPrivate property

A true gem. Please respect owner’ property and sign in.

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Kendra Isbell
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Hiking

We hike here often! It’s one of our favorite places to come to when the weather is nice. The waterfalls were really flowing today after all of the rain we’ve had!

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Kristi McCord
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Hiking

Loved all the mushrooms and lichen along the paths. Had a great day. Beautiful, deeply wooded trail. Very well maintained. Kudos to the family that maintains this nature trail.

Patrick McCarty
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Hiking

Fantastic group of trails for my wife and adult children. Made it to map point4 “Boulder field”, taking the steep and challenging on the way out and easier routes on the way back. 5 miles round trip in a couple of hours. Wanted to make it to the second waterfall, but not enough time this day. Great for all levels.

Ardra Morgan
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Hiking

Wonderful trails. Due to lack of rain, waterfalls did not exist.

Mary Avila
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HikingPrivate property

This trail was good and the lady super nice. There has been a drought so most creek beds and water fall was dried up. Hard to follow the All Trails and even the map she gave us at times but still a good hike. The end had the “Steep Trail to the Point” and it was fun and a challenge. Hope we come back when the water is flowing.

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Ed Settle
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HikingPrivate propertyRocky

Today I hiked this park for the second time but taking the longer and more challenging route. As with other reviews, I found the reserve to be the best in northeast Alabama. The main trails are well maintained with the strategic placement of water and clean toliets. I love this place.

Deb Janosko
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Hiking

an absolute gem!

Kirk Hossley
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Hiking

One word Amazing!

Diana P.
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Hiking

easily the best marked trails I've been on. the couple managing it were extremely helpful when we signed in and they had water every quarter mile on the popular trails (as well as restroom huts along the trails!). will definitely be returning

Deb Janosko
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Hiking

one of my favorite hikes in the area. The trails and features along them are spectacular. Mr. & Mrs. Lacefield are top notch! They take such good care of the preserve & all of the hikers who are fortunate enough to visit. Water crashes & privys are situated along the trail. Ya don't want to miss this place!

jay Gosain
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Hiking

Very well organized , markers , drinking water , restrooms . Thanks to the family who developed this site and kudos to the smiling volunteers.

Tyler Zappa
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Hiking

This hike was well shaded even late July! Insects were not a issue, and the trails were well marked! Te Blue Hole is a must see, wear chocos so you can comfortably swim!

Faye Fawcett
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beautiful hike and well kept. easy as well for my 7 year old.

Terry Warren
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the Jackson TTA group has hiked several times. it is great! and Faye & Jim Lacefield are awesome!

Christie G
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One of my favorite hikes in this area, you can tell it's been really well taken care of, kind couple, easy to follow and the scenery is beautiful out there.

Dee Dolley
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Hiking

beautiful place

Matthew Stotler
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Hiking

Love this place and beautiful scenery ❤️❤️❤️

Tina thompson
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Amazing scenery, waterfalls, and people! if you love to climb there are a lot of opportunities!

Jon Knotts
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Hiking

I hiked this following a mixture of the app recording and the map given to me by the owners before I started out. The map, at first glance, looks difficult but relax it’s very good, plus you’re in a canyon so unless you start rock climbing you really can’t get lost. I hiked to Johnson Falls in Devils Hollow and ate lunch then went along “Bluffline” I think. Unfortunately, the recording on the app I followed bypassed a lot of neat features of this area, so I’ll be back when I have more time. Honestly, I’d recommend not fooling with the app for this trail, and simply take the map from sign in and go down and explore. Also, the owners were extremely nice and gracious people.

Paul Striedl
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This was a fantastic trail. Many waterfalls and beautiful places to see. The owners of the property were very accommodating and helpful. Their 2 dogs followed us for the entire 8 mile hike. They were so friendly and were a blast to have along. Would definitely recommend hiking this trail.

Brandy Rhoades
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This trail is AWESOME! Lots of different areas to see. Some trails were steep and difficult but that's what we loved. Beautiful place. The owners are so friendly accommodating. The trail does have bathrooms and water stations but it still makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. We will be going back.

Stu Shoemake
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Hiking

Did this trail with my 5 and 7 yr old. We had a great time. Nice waterfall and view from the overlook.

Ryan Moore
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Hiking

Really great trails. Really nice scenery. The owners of the property really take good care of the place and work hard to give a great experience to everyone who comes. They don’t charge a dime and just want people to enjoy the outdoors.

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