Caney Creek Falls Trail

EASY 73 reviews

Caney Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
17 days ago

Easy walk most of the way. The last couple of hundred yards down to the falls are relatively steep and could be taxing on the return to those with breathing difficulties without stopping to rest a couple of times. A rudimentary sign on the north side of County Road 2 marks the trail head and there is ample parking space along that side of the road. We went on Labor Day weekend and there were about a dozen cars parked there. The intersecting trail that parallels the south side of Caney Creek is narrow, with some steep drop-offs, so be careful there. I suspect that after a rain, footing on this trail segment could be slippery. The water in the pool below the falls is clear and inviting, but will be too cool for some folks.Lovely woods! Watch for the bigleaf magnolia trees; you will know them when you see them. All in all, a very nice short hike!

hiking
18 days ago

This is a beautiful waterfall you can walk behind. The hike is only strenuous at the very end. There are potential places to camp along the trail, but you would have to make your own spot.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Very pleasant hike with a refreshing destination (waterfall & rock formations). Got some good pics & the water was nice.

hiking
1 month ago

First hike and it was a success! very scenic, awesome first hike spot. bring some swim trunks because the pool under the falls was about chest-deep.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice hike, beautiful scenery. Easy enough to bring kids along.

2 months ago

A little steep at the end while carrying my 1 year old, but totally doable and so worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful but crowded

2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice clean trail to the waterfall and swimming area.

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery and endless pines the entire way to the falls. The falls did not disappoint and water was deep enough to swim in. A wonderful hike and an awesome place to swim!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful place and not to strenuous for beginners. Our 8 and 11 year old enjoyed it too!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little hike with a rewarding waterfall at the end. Pool is about waist deep and the water felt great.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy trail but be warned of the last 100 yards or so. It's steep. If you have breathing problems or over weight you might have issues coming back. As stated by others, it's a nice place to take the kids for swiming. The trail is well maintained and I saw very little trash.

3 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail! I wished I had worn a swimsuit. The waterfall has made a large pool that is perfect for swimming. We also didn't feel like it was 1.7 miles. The sign at the beginning said "approximately 1.5 miles", but it didn't feel like it was even that long. Well worth the hike though!

hiking
3 months ago

Caney Creek trail begins at an obscure opening along County Road 2. There are no markings on this trail and plenty of pine trees a long the easy to moderate hike. Approximately one mile in, you’ll crest a hill and can hear the waterfall. Camping is popular along this waterfall.

3 months ago