Dismals Canyon

MODERATE 53 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

13 days ago

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

nature trips
2 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.

hiking
4 months ago

Park Entrance
N3419.642 W08746.946
Easy Hike

hiking
6 months ago

Simply a must for a hiker or camper.

hiking
6 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
6 months ago

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

nature trips
6 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).

6 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.

6 months ago

short hike, unless you have a 5yr old.

7 months ago

Beautiful place!

7 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful!

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months 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!

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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.

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