Dismals Canyon is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phil Campbell, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
26 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips







wild flowers





1 month ago

Pretty but they really need to consider cutting their prices to hike in half...took 1 hour to complete and that is with all of us taking our time. I

3 months ago

Too short, too expensive!! Nothing special!!! $12 / person is for my opinion not worth! I think it deserve maybe only Parking fees or $5 / person. I mean there are a lot of FREE amazing and breath taking places. Sad about !

3 months ago

Beautiful property. Terrible customer service. The weirdest hours I’ve ever seen for a park. I’m rating it a 5 because the property is gorgeous & I enjoyed it very much!

3 months ago

Nice short trail

3 months ago

great trail for little bigger kids 5+ be prepared for kids to swim in the summer.

4 months ago

Trail was very easy and short. It was very beautiful, the waterfalls were not what I was expecting but still beautiful. The only negative thing I have to say is it cost my daughter and myself $20 to hike for a couple of hours, just seems like too much. Especially on our way out the older lady that was working was yelling at my 6 year old and I that we had 3 minutes to get our while we were walking up the steps. I think I will stick to the free outdoors but worth seeing once.

4 months ago


4 months ago

My family and i have been several time. This place is absolutely beautiful. We usually take our lab also he loves playing in the water!

5 months ago

It was very pretty. I thought it was a little pricey.

6 months ago

Was a "wonders of the world" experience since dismalites (or glow worms) are exclusive to this canyon. It was phenomenal and would love to come back. Definitely worth checking of my bucket list!

7 months ago

Do the canyon during the day...don't expect a light show or anything during the night tour...

I feel like the top area has become too built up. Half finished walls, fountains, Electronic gates, pool patios above dam...bizarre. I don't know why they just haven't kept it as rustic as possible...

8 months ago

I loved our camping spot, I loved the hike...I am rating it a 2 because the cost of the tour was too expensive for what it was. I would go back for just the hike.

9 months ago

Dismals Canyon is not open year around as stated on this ap. It’s closed from December through February

nature trips
11 months ago

My family and i went here for the night dismal viewing. The pictures on the website are not what you will see. -fair warning-. We were so disappointed in that. we did see some glow in the dark dismals. I would describe it as little pins of light on a dark cabe wall. Also we have 30 people looking at a 25 ft wall on a cave and see 4 pins of light and that was all. The guide (who was very knowledgeable and helpful) tells u all about these creatures and that this is a unique thing to see, but this website is very very misleading. We had to pay $10 each and it was ok for the money. I wouldnt recommend it unless u went during the day too. we walked along some nice caves but could enjoy the scenery because it was dark. If u go see it during the day and night so you can enjoy it both ways.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Park Entrance
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Easy Hike

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simply a must for a hiker or camper.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

LOVED this place!!! Did the night tour and also day hiked. We camped at Sleeping Water by a waterfall which was very private. Absolutely beautiful!!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Grandkids and I had a great time, I want to go back!

nature trips
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

AMAZING OVERALL. You can't miss the night tour to see the dismalites (glow worms). It was perfect for the kids (5yrs girl and 9yrs boy).

Saturday, August 05, 2017

very pretty place. my family liked the hiking and going off on the side trails. We enjoy swimming in the falls rather than the hole ur supposed to swim in. i did think the price of admission was a little high, but we had a great time.

Monday, July 31, 2017

short hike, unless you have a 5yr old.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Beautiful place!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

So pretty! We camped under a cave shelf. Beautiful hike with lots of water. Wear water shoes.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Amazing place, easy hike, beautiful place! Cant wait to come back!!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is a very beautiful trail with waterfalls, large boulders, and lots of hidden gems (side trails).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

First timer. Lots of steps. Slim areas. Was very pretty.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Very interesting place but short hike. The night Dismalite tour is worth the money.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This place is so beautiful. Definitely a must visit!!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

ONLY OPEN WEEKENDS! OPENS IN MARCH! We were going to do this trail yesterday but sadly should have looked on the website. Can't wait to try it later in the year though!

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