Lost Sink Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews
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Lost Sink Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paint Rock, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

The waterfalls are pretty amazing when there is water running in spring and fall. If you are going for the waterfall make sure you do not go during the hot-dry summer months.
The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is the garbage. It seems like no matter where you go and humans have been there, they leave their trash!

hiking
1 month ago

We have done this trail several times. If you’re going for the waterfall, don’t go during a dry spell. We’ve been (recently) when the water was rushing out of the mountain, and we’ve been during a dry spell when it was just a trickle. The climb is a little rough but worth it.

1 month ago

Great short afternoon hike. The out is up and and good cardio. Waterfall very cool

hiking
1 month ago

Good short hike to get a decent climb. Its muddy between .25 Mile maker and .74 mile marker for about 300 meters at elevation 820'... once past that to the climb its rocky/bolders..at the top the sink/waterfall is gorgeous, especially after a rain so its flowing strong. If you got a sunny day after a rain, this is a good hike. Wear hiking shoes/boots you can traverse mud in. Along the start stretch which follows a draw is rocky creek, when you get done hiking stop back at the creek and you can rinse your boots off.

1 month ago

plenty of water running today, pleasant trail despite the mud coming in

2 months ago

Not too hard. Beautiful waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Trail in the Keel Mountain preserve. It is a little strenuous at times because you are steadily going up, but the views are beautiful. Once at the top it goes back down and you are rewarded with a great falls that flows in a sinkhole disappearing below. Well worth the hike.

3 months ago

fun hike. lots of traffic today. Cabin fever! well marked. beautiful falls at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike and clearly marked trail. The water fall was gorgeous on 1/14/18 with the icicles. Definitely recommend this trail :)

hiking
4 months ago

rocky trail with an upward hike to the falls. Elevation is gradual. good easy to moderate hike.

5 months ago

Picture doesn’t do it justice. Really neat waterfall

hiking
5 months ago

Fabulous hike. Definitely a challenge but worth the waterfall at the end

5 months ago

Very nice and good marked hiking trail. At the end of the trail is the waterfall. Not recommend for running.

hiking
7 months ago

We loved it! Don't give up before the falls. It's worth it! Hint it's much cooler around the falls!

hiking
7 months ago

Waterfall was very pretty.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike with an amazing waterfall as a reward at the end!

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

Quick morning or afternoon hike. Its easy and theres a small waterfall at the end. Nothing spectacular, but still quaint and pretty.

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Great hike. Good trail to escape on. Pretty cool rock bluffs section for just s few yards in the middle. Really enjoyable trek.

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Great hike with my dog Abby. Seen one black snake. The falls had water at the Lost Sinks, beautiful!!

hiking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

One of my favorite trails for an afternoon hike. A little steep and rocky in a few places but overall it's not too complicated.

hiking
Sunday, October 26, 2014

We lost the trail a few times, but we were able to find our way. The Lost Sink is well worth the trip. It is incredible.

hiking
Monday, April 15, 2013

Fun trail.

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