Walls of Jericho Trail

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Walls of Jericho Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsboro, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,348 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching

running

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

washed out

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muddy
rocky
2 days ago

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muddy
rocky
2 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Well worth the trip from Nashville! We clocked it at 7.7 miles. If water levels are higher, it does require some rock hopping to get to the best part of the falls at the end.

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muddy
11 days ago

Great hike! A beautiful, fun trail. Trail markings start to get veeery faded about halfway in and there were a couple places where my buddy and I started heading off in a needlessly complicated direction before getting back to the actual trail. So be careful with that. It was somewhat strenuous so pack plenty of water, but even as an inexperienced hiker I didn't find it TOO difficult. Could easily be completed in 4-5 hours with lots of time to take in the sights and chill. Wish I could come out here more often!

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muddy
rocky
14 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! A very neat hike. I hiked it by myself, and will definitely come back with my wife and kids soon and probably camp. The trail starts with a lovely walk through the woods with a hillside view. About 2 1/2 miles in it gets even better as you start following a gorgeous rocky creek with 100ft vertical rock bluffs on either side. Then at 3 miles you reach the destination, the “walls”. Such a neat place. The walls come together to form an amphitheater and there’s a waterfall coming out of a hole in the rock wall. Absolutely beautiful! 4K GoPro time warp video of the entire trail and a 4K video of the waterfall at HikingAlabama.com

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muddy
rocky
snow
14 days ago

One of my most favorite places to hike in Alabama! Hiked here in summer and recently winter! Beautiful both times. The waterfalls were amazing from all the rain! If you’re a first timer to this place be sure to take the right trail, do not take the south rim trail. We made that mistake at first and it was very muddy and almost impossible to pass with trees and rocks in the way. We eventually turned around and figured it out. Also, definitely cross the creek to the other side and climb over both walls!! The view is epic!

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muddy
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

Great trail! Highly recommend this hike!

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

When we started out this morning there was some snow but by the time we left it had all melted. It was muddy today but the falls were beautiful! There are a few trees down on the trail but able to get around. Great hike!

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muddy
16 days ago

Loved this trail. Beautiful trail and scenery. It was very muddy (hiking poles recommended) and some of the trails were narrow with a drop on one side. When climbing near the waterfall the rocks get slippery. There are two great campsites that we didn’t use but plan to in the future. The way in has a lot of downhill slopes, so the way out is uphill mostly. The recording is a bit too long — I turned it off after we were in the car a bit.

hiking
23 days ago

Good hiking trail, highly traveled, reward is the Rock Formation at the end, good swimming in summer. Coming out is hard and all the way to the end & back is about 8 miles

hiking
muddy
rocky
25 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! A very neat hike. I hiked it by myself, and will definitely come back with my wife and kids soon and probably camp. The trail starts with a lovely walk through the woods with a hillside view. About 2 1/2 miles in it gets even better as you start following a gorgeous rocky creek with 100ft vertical rock bluffs on either side. Then at 3 miles you reach the destination, the “walls”. Such a neat place. The walls come together to form an amphitheater and there’s a waterfall coming out of a hole in the rock wall. Absolutely beautiful! 4K GoPro time warp video of the entire trail and a 4K video of the waterfall at HikingAlabama.com

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muddy
rocky
scramble
28 days ago

Always a great trip. Very muddy and many slippery rocks. A little hard to cross creek to get to falls because of water level but doable. Upper falls was flowing great! GPS said 7.68 miles with trip to upper falls. Hike out is always a bit challenging but worth the trip!

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muddy
rocky
29 days ago

Very rewarding hike! The walls were awesome, water was high and waterfalls were great! Did have some trees that had fell over trails in some areas. Overall most trails were good.

hiking
30 days ago

Great Hike!! well blazed trail and lots of scenery along the way. Love the log bridges although they are being replaced with new more modern ones. Love the water falls. well worth the 7.5 mile hike. would rate this as very strenuous due to step grade on way out.

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
30 days ago

The hike is closer to 8 miles. Very strenuous for me although I’m 43 and 245 pounds. The water was high and the Walls were awesome! Definitely worth the hike since it’s my third time.

hiking
1 month ago

Unbelievable strenuous hike. Our mileage was closer to 9 miles. In and out trail, waterfalls are beautiful. Hike out is tough, all uphill. Needed to be in better shape!

hiking
1 month ago

1/8/20 - First time to hike this trail and will definitely go back. Simply beautiful! The hike out is tougher than the hike in, but if you are in reasonably decent shape this trail isn’t too strenuous. A little rocky in a couple places. There are even a couple stops with benches to rest on. You cross two bridges on the walking path to the Walls - one very nice engineered bridge and a second log bridge with a hand rail. After crossing the log bridge, you follow upstream to the northwest. Be prepared to step into some shallow water or cross the stream on rocks. We were able to cross without getting wet. The falls were flowing beautifully in early January. Don’t stop until you reach the falls off the cliff. You will love it!

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