Chalet/Desoto/Lost Falls

EASY 44 reviews

Chalet/Desoto/Lost Falls is a 1.9 mile heavily 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, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
147 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running







over grown


washed out

2 months ago

This review and map was not for desoto falls. We hiked a mile in and found small trickle of falls and a beautiful hike. Desoto falls is huge and you drive to it. Stop at the country store to get turn by turn directions

3 months ago

great kid friendly day with the kids or the elderly. nothing strenuous with beautiful views of the waterfalls

4 months ago

The falls are pretty but the crowds of tourists ruin a lot of the experience

9 months ago

The leaves are just starting to change. This would be a beautiful hike when fall colors are at peak.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

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!

Monday, February 06, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Good. You can stop and get a trail map.

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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Overall it was a beautiful hike, but the map doesn't make sense and it took my friend and I longer than it should have to find the trail we wanted to go on. And the map is a little deceiving and makes it seem like you're going to see Laurel falls from the Lost Falls trail, but you don't. Otherwise it was worth it and was fun and beautiful.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Breathtaking view!

Sunday, August 30, 2015


cross country skiing
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Overall DeSoto State Park is really nice. Some of the trails, particularly the DeSoto Scout trail needs maintenance. Several sections are somewhat overgrown which is why I rated it only 3 stars.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kinda difficult to locate trailhead but the locals can help you find it. Pretty views of the waterfall at the end.

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