Dismals Canyon

MODERATE 25 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.

0.8 miles 98 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

hiking
28 days ago

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

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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!

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

I have been going to dismals since I was a little girl. It is absolutely beautiful. some parts of the trail are a little rough, but worth it.

2 months ago

Love this trail. The only thing is that it can be hard to follow. Got a little lost a few times. Never to far from the trail. I got some great views because of it. Also some of the creek crossings are worn out and washed away so you have to go to the end of the canyon to cross a makeshift crossing to get back on trail. Other than that is is great.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. However, it's a little pricey for such a short hike.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

It was was an okay hike but I personally did not think it was worth 10 dollars a person. It was not that long and there was to many people for my liking.

hiking
8 months ago

Best hiking in Alabama. There are different trails varying in difficulty.

hiking
9 months ago

fun and beautiful trial, worth the trip parking is tight

9 months ago

9 months ago

Parking was a bit of an issue as there were no traffic flow arrows in the tight quarters parking lot. In the midst of trying to turn around, my truck was scraped by a guard post. The trails aren't marked too well, but are worn well enough to find your way around. We mainly followed the path of other people in sight to see the way they are going. The addition of sand in some areas is for traction I presume and was more of a nusance than of any benefit. Other than that, the hike and view was outstanding

hiking
10 months ago

This is a short and sweet hike. Be prepared to pay $10/person and wait for crowds. I do not recommend coming here during the weekend or peak hours. Overall a beautiful place and must see.

1 year ago

Great hike, a lot of interesting rock formations.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

What a beautiful place! Enjoyed the hike with my family which included our 3 year old. The trail was a little difficult for him but we completed the trail just fine. The staff at Dismals Canyon were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to anyone for a quick local, day trip.

Short trail but very pretty

1 year ago

I still haven't been down there to see the Dismalites. maybe this summer!!! :P