Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Alabama with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 hours ago

It was eh. Never could find the old still.

hiking
13 hours ago

All the trails on Red Mountain are really nice. The only issue we had was that we noticed quite a number of “trail brownies” laying around. If your going to bring your dog with you, pick up after them. People want to look at the scenery, not have to look out for what your dog left behind.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a great trail but not very well marked. We were glad we spent the money on the premium Alltrails subscription. There were a few markers, but even the ones that were there were hard to spot because they were natural wood with no paint. We took a few wrong turns and luckily realized it before we went too far. There is no cell service but we were able to follow the app through GPS. The trail is somewhat challenging with lots of creek crossings, deadfalls and rocks. The Alltrails app severely underestimates the length of the trail. It says the loop is 11.3 miles and we started out at 10 am expecting a 4 hour hike. At the point where the second shortcut trail crosses, the app read 6 miles, but our Garmin InReach said 9 miles. We were only about half way around the loop at that point and because of the time, we decided to take the short cut which was rated as hard. It was a great hike, but altogether, even with taking the shortcut, our InReach (which has been calibrated) registered 14.7 miles! If you like some challenge and a trail that is not highly trafficked, this is a great trail. Several pretty waterfalls along the way. The trail that cuts across is difficult, but more scenic. I recommend it, but I wouldn’t do it in the summer. It would be way to hot, buggy and thick.

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Fun trail. Didn’t actually reach the end due to a few bad decisions and running out of time. I started out following the blue blaze instead of checking the AllTrail map. I eventually discovered I was no longer on the AllTrails map path. What in the blue blazes?!? Found out the AllTrails map uses the Alternate Pinhoti Trail (white blaze) for the first 1-2 miles instead of the main trail. The alternate trail eventually links up to the main trail. The AllTrails path also diverges from the Pinhoti Trail about 3miles from the trailhead. The Pinhoti Trail follows the crest of the ridge that runs north along the west side of the Weogufka Gorge. This part of the trail has a great view of the gorge (pics of the stone bench were taken from the ridge). AllTrails path stays on the west side of the ridge line so no view of the gorge. That’s as far as I got before turning around. Tower on top of Flagg Mtn. is closed. The stairs are no longer safe to climb. They are trying to get a grant to pay for a new set of stairs. Whenever it opens, the view from the top should be incredible! (Fortunately, you don’t have to climb the tower to get a nice view.) When approaching from the north (CR55?), you will have to follow an unpaved road for 3 miles. Pretty, but slow. Left the trail driving south and it was only 1.5-2 miles of unpaved road.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

I hiked this with a group yesterday. Anyone that is preparing to attempt this deserves to know the truth. Although some of this on the old Arnold Motorway, a very sustainable path, the rest is completely off trail with many creek crossings back and forth depending on water levels. This should only be done with expert navigation skills and a tolerance to being slapped in the face by branches and briars. This is not a sanctioned or managed trail. There will be no trail blazes. Flagging tape has been removed in a lot of the areas and they are confusing in some places so don't follow any tape if you see it. Have redundancy in your navigation plan, a real paper map, a GPS, maybe a smartphone app but only for emergencies. Carry back up batteries, plenty of water and food. This "trail" should be rated difficult and technically would be better off if this was not published but here it is so I am spreading the truth about it. It's beautiful, rugged and wild which makes it unforgiving if you get in a bind.

Nice trail. I only went to the waterfall and back (2.5mi round trip.) Follow the Spur marked by the white blazes until the trail forks. Waterfall trail now marked by YELLOW (vice red) blazes.

Nice trail. If you start from the road (as opposed to coming in from the campground), you'll have to look very carefully for the blue blaze when you cross the first small stream. Downed trees , lots of fallen leaves (in late November) and old road beds make it a little confusing and easy to miss the trail. Otherwise, this is a nice section of the Pinhoti. Some really awesome huge pines and a beautiful beech grove along the way. Carry a picnic to enjoy at the campground. It's really nice there.

Nice little trail through really neat rock formations. Cute creek with picnic tables. Cost was minimal at 3.50 per adult. Restrooms were clean and people were friendly. Some of the trail might be a little steep and rocky for very young children and unstable adults, but you had an option for a flatter trail.

No clear markers

hiking
7 days ago

Lots of ups & downs, found Annabelle at ballpark after hearing coyotes

road leading to trail head can be rough depending on weather, fun but difficult trail with lots of senic views well worth the effort.

hiking
off trail
8 days ago

Awesome time! My son and I started on the 209, crossed onto the 200, and took a misleading 224 north at the old bridge. The 224 is nothing like the 209 nor the 200. Beautiful rock overhangs, nice changing topography, and the trail was still visible after 3 days of pouring rain prior to us arriving. We would definitely hike the trail system again!

Easy walk/hike paved all the way. There was a race the day I was there but plenty of room for everyone.

on Gateway Park Loop

hiking
8 days ago

Trash everywhere, next to highway. Playground is very nice.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Great hike, what goes down must come up.... remember that on the way down because it is an ass kicker coming out. When you get to the falls make sure to climb up and follow it until you can’t anymore. So much beauty upstream of the falls.

hiking
8 days ago

Very steep but nice view of river and canyon wall! Well worth the hike!

Great hike late November. Lots of leaves made trail finding sometimes tricky. Loved it.

Alum Hollow Trail section is very well defined and a fun hike. I’d give it a 5 star. The Ranger Trail section of this route is as described (under construction). It’s marked with rock blazes, ribbons and tree tags throughout, but it’s not like the Alum Hollow Trail. We went on Nov. 30 so all the leaves were down and it was sometimes difficult to tell where the trail was. We could see the markers, just couldn’t see a path to get us there at times. It’s also a very rocky. The leaves covered up a few low spots. Our lab mutt (60lb) stepped into a couple of 1’ - 1.5’ holes. (She’s fine.). There’s a nice stream along the way. Not saying it wasn’t fun, but it’s not for kids. I’d give the Ranger Trail section a 2 star. Looking forward to trying it again in a couple of years after construction is complete. It has potential.

Nice place for a walk or quick run. The actual track around the lake is about 1/2 mile but you can take your run off track around the park or into the wooded trail to get the extra distance and change of scenery.

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