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Very well marked. We took 4 kids, ages 4-8, and I wore a baby on my back. They navigated a lot of the trail for us by looking for the blue marks on trees. The middle of the trail is on the side of the mountain, so make sure the kids watch and have them stay to the side of the trails great walking!

Very well marked. We took 4 kids and i wore a baby on my back. They navigated a lot of it for us by looking for the blue marks on the trees. The middle of the trail is on the side of the mountain so make sure you have kids watch and keep to the left. It was a great walk.

3 days ago

The waterfalls are pretty amazing when there is water running in spring and fall. If you are going for the waterfall make sure you do not go during the hot-dry summer months.
The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is the garbage. It seems like no matter where you go and humans have been there, they leave their trash!

Great walk in the woods in the middle of the city. Easy trail with some interesting historic spots along the way.

An uphill trek begins from the North Trailhead. Once on the ridge, you'll be treated with gorgeous scenic views. Don't miss King's Chair, Eagle's Nest and other views from the ridge. Will definitely be back.

Plenty of water along the trail and the rock gardens along the trail are a real treat for any hiker. One of the best section hikes in the state.

Beautiful and runnable for the most part. I did miss a turn at one point and had to backtrack. I would rank this trail as easy. The access road has some rough patches, but I made it fine in my camper van. I will definitely return to explore some more.

Nice hike. Challenging but very doable incline at start of hike. Decent views. Trail marked well but overgrown in spots. Hiked in 3 miles and turned around since it’s a point to point hike.

love this place!

A nice hike but the views we're nothing special this time of year. Only two short uphills, the rest is easy walking.

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

trails are marked by white markers. nice hike by ponds, I suggest go out to blue point pond, download the alltrail.com app and it helps soo much. no one else was on the trails, I brought my dogs and it didn't take too long to hike. you have to pay 3 bucks for park fee. and 8 bucks for hookup fee, great RV park too. has fire pits and shower center.

Rec center opens on april 1st so parking is alittle trouble, all I did was park on the trail on the right just before the you get to the lake. Lot of ponds. trails are marked by white markers. I suggest plenty of water and the alltrails.com app really helps too cuz you think your done at one point and theres plenty to go. have to go over hwy 2 separate times. didn't see anyone else on the trail. had my dogs and didn't even need to lease them lol but the park does ask that you keep them on a least due to wildlife and snakes.

Had a blast on this trail. There are definitely spots when you have to take your time to watch your footing, but the experience was worth it!

Hiked an out and back from Blue Lake Landing on 3/10/18 for 31 miles total. The trail is still muddy in places from recent rains/flooding. Several stream crossings but only one had to be forded. The others had logs across or could be jumped. Blazes on the gravel road north of the Nelson Ditch shelters have been removed. The new trail follows the river north to Gravel Landing; however, the trail is extremely primitive at this point. Though yellow blazes mark the trail, there has been little clearing of the trail in parts that don’t utilize forest roads.

Enjoyed the hike. Pretty stout terrain. Definitely moderate. Not for beginners unless you enjoy being super sore.

12 days ago

Just a lot of fun. They've done a great job if incorporating a lot of hiking into a relatively small area. You could spend a lot of time loving it!

One of the best trails in South Alabama. Yes it is sort of remote to get to, that is its appeal. Well marked, there are several nice new shelters that would make it a nice overnight trip

14 days ago

This was an extremely challenging trail, but it doesn’t get challenging until close to the actual falls and of course the OUT and UP part.

We dropped a car at the Tennessee side and drove back to Alabama side and started there so that we could through hike. I think the through hike was the best idea because we got to see different things which kept it rewarding rather than an out and back situation.

It’s worth it but if it’s rainy it is quite slippery and a little scary. Trekking poles or walking sticks are essential in this sort of situation and would help even if it’s dry when you go.

15 days ago

This trip kicked our tail. We went counter clockwise so we could hit the mountain first. Climbing the mountain had tons of rocks so be extremely careful not to twist an ankle. The path down was very similar. Once you make it to Chinnabee Silent Trail near the next railhead it levels out and is incredibly enjoyable for the next 5 miles. trail is 6 miles of rolling hills. You have to cross 3 creeks so be careful to spot the correct trail. The last 3 miles are mostly uphill and we were exhausted. Barely made it due to exhaustion. Having said all this, this is absolutely a trail worth taking. A beautiful view from the top of the mountain, gorgeous waterfalls, rolling hills, canyons, pine thickets, and some killer camping spots. The distance wasn't bad, but the elevation certainly was. Next time I'll make it a 3 day tip and preserve our strength.

A beautiful place! Easy hike in strenuous hike out.

Well maintained trails. Recently did about 11 miles starting at the North Trailhead of the Tashka and finishing up on the Lakeside Trail. I've hiked Lurleen many times. The only trails I have yet to hike are the Ridge Loop and the Five Oaks Loop.

17 days ago

We have done this trail several times. If you’re going for the waterfall, don’t go during a dry spell. We’ve been (recently) when the water was rushing out of the mountain, and we’ve been during a dry spell when it was just a trickle. The climb is a little rough but worth it.

Great short afternoon hike. The out is up and and good cardio. Waterfall very cool

18 days ago

Good short hike to get a decent climb. Its muddy between .25 Mile maker and .74 mile marker for about 300 meters at elevation 820'... once past that to the climb its rocky/bolders..at the top the sink/waterfall is gorgeous, especially after a rain so its flowing strong. If you got a sunny day after a rain, this is a good hike. Wear hiking shoes/boots you can traverse mud in. Along the start stretch which follows a draw is rocky creek, when you get done hiking stop back at the creek and you can rinse your boots off.

18 days ago

This is a wonderful hike with a beautiful creek on one side and a great rock face to the other side. The "cave" can be a challenge for folks carrying a large pack (it will have to be removed) and anyone who has a little bit to their midsection might have a tough time getting through. It is a fun hike that has the potential of being made into a longer over-night trip by linking up with other trails in the Sipsey area.

Beware: the trails are not well defined and you will need a map in order to stay in the right direction. It is easy to get lost in Sipsey, so be sure to have solid directions.

Peavine Falls is a fun time if there is water. Often times Birmingham can go months without any decent rain which leaves the gorge dry and muggy. Worth the hike when there is water. Always good to bring an ENO or another hammock to hang up near the water and enjoy the sounds of the main waterfall along with the little drops after that. Be aware of snakes, I have been there no less than 20 times and about 7 of those I have seen snakes of decent size.

18 days ago

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

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