Explore the most popular Camping 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
3 days ago

Hidden gem! Biked and hiked this trail many times. It was by chance I found it 10 years ago. Wished middle Tennessee had a trail like this.

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bugs
3 days ago

an absolute gem!

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

Really a great hike! It's super fun headed down, and you can clearly see some shortcuts and paths that help out a little. The swimming hole at the end was full, and there was a little flow of some small falls, but the large one you see in many pictures was not flowing. Still so worth it though, dry or not! We saw some salamanders and frogs, and lots of centipedes on trees. So watch before you grab onto trees for help! Took us about 4 1/2 hours or so, and the hike back was all uphill and pretty tiring. Bring LOTS of water and snacks! Really fun and would definitely recommend.

hiking
icy
rocky
7 days ago

best in Alabama

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

Great trail. Bring lots of water and snacks for the hike back... all up hill but worth it.

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blowdown
rocky
7 days ago

hiked trailhead 208. me and my dad wanted to make it to the big tree, but wasn't enough time in the day. this trail is definately not as easy as trail head 206. I think next time we will just take 206, it's longer but man, the hike back out will be much easier.

great trail. take plenty of water.

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bugs
over grown
scramble
10 days ago

Amazing trail to view wildlife on. As previously mentioned the markers are scarce and as you can see from my recording I got off trail several times. Overall good hike but exhausting when I expended energy losing and finding the trail again!

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over grown
rocky
10 days ago

It was pretty hot out so we made sure to bring lots of water. There hasnt been enough rain recently so the falls werent falling. it was very dry. Still a pretty hike. trails were defined but overgrown, and be careful because its a little rocky. Will definitely do this one again.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
scramble
11 days ago

This has been my FAV place to hike & camp for years. recently the trail has been impacted by large fallen trees and bluff erosion specifically at the end causing it to be even more treacherous. take extreme caution after you cross the first falls going down the ridge, and if you want a life changing experience, carefully travel right to the large falls. please keep this special place sacred and leave no trace.

My phone said 10 miles by the time I was finished. Some parts are rocky and difficult if you have a dog on a leash but the majority of the trail was very easy to walk. Slightly overgrown in areas. We didn’t run into too many people along the way. This hike is more to see the falls and less of a scenic route. The falls are pretty and form a nice swimming hole. It’s not a huge waterfall but a small, quaint water fall.

this hike is beautiful!!! very rocky but amazing views. 6.7m? nah, more of an 8 mile hike, SURPRISE! took me around 4 hours, stopping twice.

Awesome hike!! We knocked it out in 4 hours and we spent a good bit of time in the canyon. It’s a very strenuous hike. Take lots of water and some energy foods. There was no water flowing from the larger fall, but still a beautiful sight. I will do it again.

One word Amazing!

hiking
15 days ago

So worth the short hike in!

This is a beautiful trail. As mentioned above, parking has a small fee. It has been lowered to $3. A price I do not mind paying to enjoy a national park. However, if you park at the Borden Creek trailhead (3miles down a gravel road, off the main road) there is no fee. At the south end of the trail there were rangers checking for paid parking. Anyways, it’s not a strenuous hike unless you’re 5’2” following a giraffe of a man who walks three times as fast as you. I still love him though. My two year old enjoyed being back-packed through the wilderness. He LOVED the creek to play in. The waterfall was literally a small trickle, but what can you really expect in the heat of summer. There was plenty of running water to cool off in. Beware of the wildlife. We encountered a huge rattle snake(pic included). Scary situation when kids are with you. Also, to be expected in the heat of summer. There was a dead, decomposing deer still laying right next to the trail which made for an unpleasant sight /smell. We did not explore any caves. Overall it was a great long hike. It’s not one that I plan to repeat. There’s nothing particularly memorable about this hike that draws me back.

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over grown
scramble
15 days ago

absolutely beautiful trail. but this is NOT 6.7 miles. my GPS had us at 8 miles and took us about 7 hours and we hike fast. make sure to bring ALOT of water. the overlooks were absolutely beautiful and we'll worth the hike. make sure you wear long pants for the overgrown parts and there are some sections with poison ivy close to the trail. there were a few steep climbs and a few Boulder Fields. the McDill point was gorgeous and lots of camping near it! the weather couldn't have been more perfect. it was nice a breezy as there were storms to the east of us being blown away from us but that cool breeze felt Amazing! have fun!

Had a blast on this trail! The initial climb was difficult but it was worth it!

We went to the right of 206. Easy trail then the hard trail. Even with gps we got lost several times.One of the times was having to climb up the side of the waterfall with a nylon cord. All in all , the scenery was beautiful. Great day with friends.

hiking
16 days ago

easily the best marked trails I've been on. the couple managing it were extremely helpful when we signed in and they had water every quarter mile on the popular trails (as well as restroom huts along the trails!). will definitely be returning

one of my favorite hikes in the area. The trails and features along them are spectacular. Mr. & Mrs. Lacefield are top notch! They take such good care of the preserve & all of the hikers who are fortunate enough to visit. Water crashes & privys are situated along the trail. Ya don't want to miss this place!

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