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Caney Creek Falls Trail

EASY 193 reviews

Caney Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking 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: 239 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

blowdown

WARNING: This is an unofficial trail and there is no legal parking for this trail. Do not park on the paved county road at any time. The Winston County Sheriff is now towing all vehicles that park near the trailhead due to safety concerns. The area surrounding the trailhead and the beginning of the trail is private property.

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rocky
10 days ago

Went after a hard rain and the falls were really getting after it. although the water was a little high it was still very easy to move around the falls.

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washed out
1 month ago

Trail was an easy hike. Children age 2-5 and 11 week old puppy were able to complete. However, it was overcrowded, and there was a bikini photo shoot in progress so you could not get to the waterfall. I give it a 3 star due to way to many people and the photo shoot not wanting to let people down to waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful! but hard to find the trail head.

hiking
2 months ago

Link to trailhead is wrong on this app taking you to private property. The falls are pretty, not a fun walk to it. Has a pool of water to swim but saw cooperheads. Nice walk up and down the creek...Also, don't be crass, clean up your trash.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a beautiful trail despite the logging. A quick hike beginning on a gravel path and ending with a climb down to the falls. The few times I have been there has always been water flowing. Some hills can be strenuous for those not used to hiking on the regular. However, do not let that discourage you. I hiked this trail with my thirty pound two year-old on my back. That brings us to the question of whether you should take your children. ABSOLUTELY!! He had so much fun! There’s a shallow area (knee deep on a two-foot tall kiddo) blocked off by a tree from the deep area. Plenty of non slippery rocks and a refreshing waterfall kept him entertained. Parking is limited to roughly 8-10 cars/ trucks/ SUV’s. Even on a hot summer Sunday, there were only about six cars there. Do not let people scare you away with stories of the sheriff towing. Easiest way to find this trail is to use the coordinates from All Trails on google maps. It will lead you right to the trail head and parking area. Please remember to pack out what you pack in.

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bugs
3 months ago

this isn't much of a "hike". just a short walk on a well used trail. water is nice, waterfall is powerful. very shaded, not much for sunning. please take your trash and baby diapers with you. some people have no respect.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail. Beautiful waterfall!

hiking
4 months ago

The is an easy hike until you get to the downhill and I would call it moderate. Hiking back out and up is a tough hike but not difficult. The beginning of the hike is now logged and gravel. I was sad to see all the trees gone but understood it was done because of beetle damage. Once you get passed the logged road it’s a great hike and incredible double waterfall. Awesome place for a nap in the hammock or lunch on a large rock. This trail is sometimes busy. Parking is tough.

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private property
4 months ago

DO YOUR RESEARCH- Location is very hard to find off of a gps. If u search “Caney Creek Falls” or “Caney Creek Falls Trails” this sends you to 2 different locations on Private Property and closed off trails. We never made it to the waterfall.

hiking
5 months ago

First half of trail is a gravel road. Easy trail until the very end. Nice swimming area at bottom of falls.

hiking
5 months ago

The beginning the trail has little shade due to logging taking place, however there was more shade closer to the waterfall. The waterfall was beautiful, and it was cool to get a view from behind the falls. It was also fun to explore the creek that branches off from it. You can swim in the pool at the bottom of the falls but we didn’t because of a copper head that was patrolling the pool. It was overall a great, beautiful, easy hike with the exception of the steepness of the trail towards the fall. Be prepared for limited parking.

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rocky
5 months ago

Easy hike that is mostly shaded. The trail opens up to the upper falls on the creek. The water was low, which allowed us to cross easily and climb to the other side of the falls. There were rocks surrounding the creek and falls that were slippery. We were able to wade into pool beneath the falls and behind the falls. Over all beautiful! A hidden gem.

7 months ago

The first part of this trail jas been logged due to pine beetles but the latter part is beautiful. The falls are truely spectacular and definitely worth the trip.

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rocky
7 months ago

7 months ago

One of my favorite waterfall trails, once you step into a beautiful wooded area you can hear the water and it really feels restoring being out there. I love crossing the log to get to the other side, feels like a little adventure. You can turn left instead of going straight down that will take you to the top of the waterfall. Coming out is a steep incline or leg day as I call it. Does get busy so go early and there's no marker you have to follow a logging road for about a mile, it's worth the trek out.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. You can go under the waterfall!! Coming back again to play in the water!

8 months ago

nice trail

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked to an amazing waterfall

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful waterfall! There is private property at the beginning of the trail, but there is a small parking area available. The only thing to note is there is a 40ft. ROW(right of way), so as long as you park behind the ROW sign and not on private property, you're ok. The beginning has recently been logged due to pine beetles, so the trail is like a logging road for a little less than a mile. Then you get into the pine trail. You start to hear the waterfall and it's around the corner down a steep incline. We stayed and explored all around the waterfall for over an hour. Saw 2-3 other families.

hiking
8 months ago

It was a great hike and the waterfall was amazing.

9 months ago

nice

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Cops are out towing vehicles from the trail head.

hiking
9 months ago

The hike is easy and the waterfall is beautiful! We will be going back.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for beginners! Pretty steep incline coming out. Easy to follow trail. Beautiful falls! Well worth the 3.4 mile walk.

10 months ago

Really peaceful beautiful place!

10 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls after the earlier week rains! Easy walk down a logging road for most of the way, then a trail that opens to beautiful green cedar trees and other evergreens. Getting down to the falls could be challenging for elderly or young children but it is so worth it. Coming out is mostly uphill so take your time if your not an avid hiker.

10 months ago

Beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail. It’s also worth walking around above the waterfall near the stream. I’d definitely recommend it.

hiking
11 months ago

We decided to take this trail after it was recommended to us by 3 other persons. At first, I really felt like we could’ve made a better choice, as we started off on a logging road with cut down forest all around us. The first 3/4th of the trail is like this. However, after this initial disappointing start, we entered into a very, very lush forest with a fairly steep decent down to some of the most gorgeous waterfalls I’ve personally ever seen. We’ll definitely be back. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend. Absolute gem. This was certainly the pinnacle of our trip to the Bankhead/Sipsey area.

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