Chalet/Desoto/Lost Falls

EASY 30 reviews

Chalet/Desoto/Lost Falls is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Payne, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

over grown

rocky

washed out

11 days ago

1 month ago

awesome hike!! But this is Laurel falls, not Desoto, or Lost falls

hiking
1 month ago

Really muddy because all of the rain but made it to the falls with all 3 kids in tow!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Terrible, it is not hike. Good for famielies with the babies.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

We hiked all over the Desoto State Park an the Desoto Falls were breathtaking. Sadly we could not find a way down to view it from the bottom. After reading more recent trip reviews I realize where to look now. It was amazing and a must see!

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

If you cross over the dam, you will find a trail on the other side. From there, the trail will lead you around the far side of the rim to a neat overlook of the waterfall opposite of the observation point. Following the trail from there will bring you to the bottom of the falls in only a few minutes. Its steep and requires hands, but is very short. View from the bottom is great and almost nobody is ever down there, highly recommend if you don't mind getting your feet wet crossing the dam.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Sunday, July 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice stroll (easier than moderate) under shade the whole way during July heat!

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

One of my favorites. Mentone is an awesome little town right down the road!

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Good. You can stop and get a trail map.

Friday, April 08, 2016

hiking
Thursday, April 07, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Never Never Land trail and shelter offers outdoor backpacking in the woods of DeSoto State Park. our first trip, easy trail, moderate with backpacks, no worries about other people walking up on you

park provided 5 chairs, hatches a log book great 3 sided shelter with an awesome stone fire pit and tons of wood to be gathered. 50 feet from the plentiful running stream with cleaner water that you would think. make sure you filter it though. great place to take the kids.