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Noccalula Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gadsden, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 104 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife
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Chris Forbes
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We took the Falls Trail from behind the park to the falls. Very scenic well traveled but jagged in spots. There were some folks who were hiking in flip-flops which I definitely would not recommend. Due to jagged out crops, I would strongly suggest investing in a good pair of hiking shoes like Merrill’s. We wanted to add some extra distance so we went to the overhanging bridge trail which added 1 mile to the total. Don’t plan on doing this trail pushing a baby carriage. Fee is six dollars to enter the park. Trail starts at the gorge trail head. Beautiful scenery. Can be slippery underneath the falls.

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AJ P
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The safest way to descend the gorge/ see the Suspension bridge: park in campgrounds parking, walk to the left of the chapel and pass the RV grounds. Go down the ramp and over the bridge leading to the Black Creek Trails. After crossing the bridge, stay on the gravel road until you hit a mile marker that says 0.6 miles. On the left, there is a sign for Suspension bridge, and the descent is well marked. At the bottom, go right for the bridge. (Left will head back to the falls, and becomes more challenging). This route to the Suspension bridge is easy and would be my recommendation for any families.

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Stephanie Wallen
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Great trail. Be prepared to get muddy if you climb behind the waterfall. It’s definitely worth it and not as treacherous as you’d think. My two young children had no problem navigating the rocks and we were never precariously close to the water yet we had an amazing view of the backside of the waterfall. Only disturbing part was the amount of litter and graffiti on this trail. I have done a lot of hiking during this quarantine and this was the most littered trail I’ve seen as well as the most graffiti. The trail could also use more signage!

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Johnny Denson
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Nice Trails, Better be in shape, but some Great downhill!!!

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GREG KENDRICK
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An absolutely beautiful place. Great for everyone in the family. Taking the train ride is a must! Make sure you have your camera. The scenery is stunning!

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Elizabeth Langston
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Brett Bodin
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Sienna Miller
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Michael Grissett
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Floyd Ulmer
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Jonathan Schofield
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Dionne Rodgers
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David Leviner
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Derek Stark
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Darren Dachelet
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W john P doe
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Adam Wideman
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kaylyn stacy
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Forrest Neese
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Laura Power
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Zac Nail
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Stella Parker
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Libby Creim
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Elizabeth Watwood
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Don Greco
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David Bullard
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