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Kinlock Falls is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haleyville, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.3 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Cave Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife Muddy Rocky
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Please pick up all of your trash. This is a high traffic area. There really is no excuse not to stop and see this waterfall. The falls are less than 100 feet off the road. Great spot to hang out for the afternoon, or just visit as you are passing through. Note: There aren't really any signs around, just park on the side of the road South of the bridge, and head down one of the paths to the trail. Don't expect to have cell coverage in the area.

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Eden Murphy
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BackpackingGreat!

Trail is short and easy to navigate with a couple fairly steep petitions but not terribly challenging. The waterfall is just stunning and larger than we expected. The single lane “road” that takes you to the trailhead is certainly more difficult than the trail itself lol. Just a heads up for those who lose cell service or GPS, it should be noted that if you make it to the bridge you’ve just passed the trail.

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Benjamin Rohling
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HikingGreat!
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Allison Knopp
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Hiking

I carried my 2 girls and we stayed approximately 6 hours. I enjoyed it and they had a blast. If you prefer family oriented go early. Around 4pm the party groups start showing up.

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Hannah Capps
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Super fun spot. Bring tubes to blow up to go down the falls. bring a rope to tie to the top to bring swimmers and tubes back up easier. A few different nice spots to watch/relax by the water as well.

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Kendall Compton
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Hiking

Definitely bring water shoes. Very nice to spend a few hours. The water was nice and cold and the area was pretty shaded. Plenty of places to sit to bring a blanket and picnic. I would park right before the bridge and pick an entrance on the right and continue going right to get down to the creek. You can jump off the rocks near the waterfall too. My 8 year old had a blast looking at the baby fish in the water! Will go again.

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perla Lizeth
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HikingBugs

Visited this waterfall yesterday and I was surprisingly amazed the pictures give it no justice! Actually way nicer in person and they also have like this mini jet Jacuzzi natural area along with this water slide all for free! And natural best of all

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Dionne Rodgers
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HikingWashed out

Quick easy hike with a gratifying waterfall. No signage but easy find

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Wendy Wood
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Short, steep hike; great view of cascades. Less busy early in the day; we ate lunch sitting on large boulder in the shade; easy to walk down the creek bed in water to our knees; decent swimming.

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Brandon Williams
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HikingWashed out

Excellent swimming hole, it is steep in some places, crowded with a heavy carbon footprint good place for a day trip, the water is extremely cold even in late May, like most everything in the park there is no ADA for people who may require it, we will revisit

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Leanne Davis
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Hiking

Wow! The trail map took us right there! Walked down by the steps.. it was steep but we just took our time going down no problem coming back up! Water was coooooolllddd!

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C.E. T.O
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HikingRocky

Great place to visit! Visitors need to pick up their trash though. Some graffiti on a side path as well. Curious to find out what the metal turbine is partially buried in the sand bar in the creek below the waterfall. Intersting but I could not find history on what it could be. Less crowded early in the day.

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Živilė JG
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Hiking

This is a popular locals spot for swimming, jumping into water and even sliding off the waterfall cascades! However, therefore it’s extremely trashed. We came without a bag, I felt bad I couldn’t help reducing some trash. So please do that! We need to preserve our beautiful gems of nature. View is very beautiful. Getting to the bottom of the river is a little bit tricky since the trail is what people used in times: eroded land through trees roots and some rocks. There are several entrances, some are steep and dangerous, just follow the paved road until you see a safe looking entrance.

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Lisa Stults
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Hiking

Fun trail .. beautiful waterfall. Easy to get to a little steep in places.

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Tanya Edgil
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Hiking

Easy walk and beautiful falls. We went during an off time so it wasn’t busy at all. Definitely worth the short hike.

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Trisha Gann
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Hiking

Easily accessible. It’s pretty and good place to swim in the summer.

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Michelle Guyse
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Hiking

Great for kids to swim. Trail is kind of steep for little kids getting down to the water but overall great hike. Short hike.

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Christie G
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HikingRocky

Super easy hike! This one is perfect for kids and or dogs. It’s less than a mile going in and a beautiful walk to the falls.

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Jennifer Massey
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Hiking

Wow! Super easy to find. Took my 8 and 10 year old. Beautiful waterfall and gorgeous water! We walked down to the water which was very cold but we will be back in the warmer months! There is NO cell reception and after much research before I went, downloaded and printed trail maps so it was very easy to find! Also went to Kinlock Shelter that is very close by and it was a MUST see also!

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Allen Thornell
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Alabama Hiker
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Hiking

Very beautiful trail. Fairly easy to do. A 4K GoPro time warp video of the trail and waterfall at HikingAlabama.com

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J S
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Hiking

This is an easy and short hike. It's really beautiful, especially when there is adequate water flow. We stopped there, after hiking a few other spots in the Bankhead Forest and wasn't disappointed.

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Mike Frame
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too easy, great view, definitely worth the look

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Valerie Barton
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Very hard to find. If you cross the bridge you’ve gone too far. Road turn to gravel before you get to the Falls. Water was low so not as pretty as it could be. We went on the first cool day of Fall so no one was swimming. It’s worth a stop for a short but steep hike.

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Sherry Walker
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HikingMuddyRocky

Not far from where you park to the falls, maybe a quarter mile if that. You have to walk down steep rocky embankment to get to falls but it wasn’t that bad. Would have been worse if it had recently rained. Lots of locals there but we still managed to get some good pics. The falls are beautiful but i think it would be better to visit here in the cooler months. There would be more water and less people. I’ll definitely be going back this fall. Helpful information- This was our first time visiting this area. If you keep driving past the falls, on your right, it’s nothing but dirt roads so as soon as you can, turn around and go out the way you came in. Also, we wanted to hike at Sipsey Wilderness which is in this area. If you are going there, do not, and I can’t stress this enough, choose the “Sipsey Wilderness” option on google maps. It will literally take you on a 45 minute dirt road drive into the middle of nowhere and say, you’ve arrived. I talked to a local and that option takes you into the “wilderness,” literally. I’m just trying to save you all a couple hours that we wasted. From now on we will choose a specific trail in Sipsey off the AllTrails app and get directions from there.

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Tommy White
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The falls were packed with people tubing down the rapids and using the rope swing. There were about 20 cars parked on the side of the road. Despite how crowded it was we still managed to find a good place to picnic down next to the creek as it is only a short walk down. Is a better place for tubing and other stuff like that than just enjoying the view.

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K P
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nice waterfall right off the road

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Erin Richard
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