Dismals Canyon

MODERATE 51 reviews

Dismals Canyon is a 0.8 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 and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

nature trips
16 days 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.

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3 months ago

Simply a must for a hiker or camper.

hiking
3 months ago

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!!!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

nature trips
4 months ago

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).

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

short hike, unless you have a 5yr old.

5 months ago

Beautiful place!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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