Parker Falls Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Parker Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orange, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

Roughly a one mile hike to the first waterfall. Climb down past the cascades, and then head up Parker Branch to find the larger waterfall. There were a few small trees down on the trail, but nothing really worth mentioning. There isn't a whole lot of elevation change to deal with either, until you reach the water, then you will need to climb down a short distance.

1 day ago

easy hike, beautiful place, just wear hiking shoes and not regular shoes.

4 days ago

the main falls are beautiful getting down to them was a little nerve racking with a 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12 year old. had to cross the water several times and not all the feet servived. the trail is overgrown and a hiker ahead of us going in met a timber rattler.

walking
5 days ago

Loved this hike!!! My 4 year old golden retriever kept up really well too! The waterfall is amazing. It’s such a hidden gem!

hiking
1 month ago

Truly majestic! We went a mile up stream from the falls and found an old old man made dame and old Forrest signs grown into the trees. A great hike all around.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was easygoing for about a mile, but then there were some tricky spots. I would not recommend this trail for the very young or the elderly. Some climbing experience is helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful place. Trail is no more than a foot path. a few small falls before get to the main falls.

1 month ago

Awesome place you need to see it

1 month ago

Had a great time today with my family. Beautiful waterfalls.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice waterfalls, particularly after some rain. Stair step waterfalls down to creek.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked this with my two boys (6 and 9) and it was awesome. The hike to the waterfalls was pretty easy. The are some cool trees to look at. There were a lot of thorny plants on the path, so I recommend wearing pants. Once we got to the waterfalls we hiked down them and crossed the stream in several places. It was a very beautiful hike. The most fun was off trail hiking along the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

This was such a beautiful hike! The first part is through some pines and not all that spectacular. Then you hear the water and the entire scenery changes into this magical place!

We started to take our dog, but we are glad we didn’t. He is older and this would have been very challenging on him, but a younger, energetic dog would have loved it.

3 months ago

easy trail ... Beautiful waterfalls... when you reach creek cross over and pickup the trail to the right... follow it to Parker falls

hiking
3 months ago

pictures can not describe this place.
You have to see it in person.

3 months ago

Good hike, my 2 year old survived it. Good trail, great scenery. Multiple waterfalls.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome Hike - This is a time lapse video of the trail. https://youtu.be/67d7TPIaW1Q

hiking
5 months ago

Great short hike.

hiking
5 months ago

the trail itself is easy I would recommend if you have young children to key a good eye on them. the trail once it gets to the first falls is right next to a pretty good drop off but after that it's easy hiking to the big falls. the main trail itself going to the falls is a breeze and breathtaking once you get to the hemlocks. my only complaint is the directions from the app don't take you to the trail head so I would recommend going with someone that knows the area. if that's not a option the trail has a pull in spot on the right hand side and is about a quarter mile before you get to kinlock falls. hope this helps

hiking
5 months ago

Well-worn path with just a few trees over the trail. This trail is unremarkable for the first half-mile or so, then the forest just explodes with hemlock as you descend a short distance to a small but impressive waterfall. Where the 2nd waterfall flows into a 2nd stream, follow that stream upstream a short distance to beautiful Parker Falls. There were a few photographers already at the falls this chilly morn when I arrived. The water was flowing great over the rocks.

The only thing that detracted from the hike was that it looked like the camping section at Wal-Mart had exploded very near the trail. A breadcrumb of straps, Ozark Trail camping gear packaging, cheap broken saws, water bottles, and even a full size grill littered the path to the falls. I will pack out as much as I can on the way out.

hiking
9 months ago

Great short hike. Good for older kids. Off the beaten path a bit unlike most of the Sipsey Wilderness trails so we had the place to ourselves which was awesome. Worth the time just to see the bluff walls but the many picture perfect waterfalls kept us mesmerise.

hiking
9 months ago

The waterfall is beautiful! I would definitely do this hike again.

9 months ago

If you looking to do some hiking and a quiet spot this is not the place. if your looking for a place to swim and cliff jump then this is your spot.

10 months ago

Another user says that this Trail is difficult to find or unmarked, I disagree! Don't pass up this beautiful hike!

Monday, June 05, 2017

The waterfalls at the end was very nice, but the trail is not marked at all. There is nothing at the road saying that you're at Parker Falls Trail, and there are no blazes on the trail. Luckily we met two hikers on the trail who knew the area. They told us to keep climbing down when we got to a small creek and then keep right at the bottom of that. The cell signal in the area is very weak so you may want a GPS to help you find the trailhead. Overall very nice hike and beautiful waterfalls!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fun and easy trail. Brought our dog and we all enjoyed the hike and falls!

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

One of the prettiest places I have ever been to. So many waterfalls and cascades packed into one area.

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