Lost Sink Trail

MODERATE 67 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

6 hours ago

Lots of wildlife seen a lot of deer. Really liked the top

30 days ago

This was a fun hike, lots of centipedes all over the place though

1 month ago

Narrow trail, but amazing views!

1 month ago

Awesome trail - water fall was well worth the hike - will warn you to have bug spray and if allergic to oak or ivy be prepared it is over growing the trails - and bring you stick - the trails are closer to hard than easy on the moderate scale

2 months ago

It was a good hike but slippery on the rocks. It had rained before we went. We saw two deer and One Turkey. Also they’re was a bench at the waterfall that someone had broken and thrown part of it up and it was stuck on a tree limb. It was a hot day when we went but upon reaching the waterfall the air was a lot cooler. It was like an air conditioner.

2 months ago

Good distance for what you get. You can’t get near the waterfall though. It’s just straight down into a hole. Then you pretty much turn around and leave. Not one id visit again.

hiking
3 months ago

Very steep, very rocky, a bit of a workout, but beautiful waterfall!

hiking
4 months 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
5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Not too hard. Beautiful waterfall.

hiking
6 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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Picture doesn’t do it justice. Really neat waterfall

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
11 months ago

Waterfall was very pretty.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

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.

hiking
10 days ago

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