Best trails in Florence, Alabama

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Looking for a great trail near Florence, Alabama? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Tishomingo State Park or Joe Wheeler State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve or Shoal Creek Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Florence ranging from 0.6 to 2.5 miles and from 439 to 659 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Florence, Alabama
Top trails (7)
#1 - Shoals Creek-Jones Branch
Shoal Creek Preserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#2 - Shoals Creek-Lawson Branch
Shoal Creek Preserve
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Mature forest with bluff overview of Shoals Creek. Small stream and waterfall. Show more
#3 - Deibert Park Loop
Deibert Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 36 m
#4 - Wildwood West Loop
Wildwood Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
This is an almost totally unknown trail located in Wildwood Park on Cypress Creek. Its two trails actually the first is an unmaintained trail along the creek hugging some bluffs and highlighting in an interesting cistern and spring. The trail ends in a broken metal bridge apparently at one time the trail continued further along. The opposite side trail is a paved nature trail again with some wonderful views of Cypress Creek.Show more
#5 - Rock Spring Trail
Florence, Alabama
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
#6 - Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge Loop
Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Hike through a rapidly disappearing habitat in the Southeast: grasslands. Mostly open hiking down closed gravel roads and access roads for hunters in the winter/early spring. This does not yield the ideal hiking trail; however, hiking amongst so many song birds and butterflies is great. Hearing the bobwhite quails calling in the grasslands is worth the trip alone, but the milkweed, black-eyed susans, and sunflowers blooming are pretty to see as well.Show more
#7 - Wildwood East Loop
Wildwood Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
Short loop accessible via the east side of Wildwood Park. Turn left upon entering the park and drive over the small stream. The trail is visible from the end of the parking lot. The trail starts off fairly easy but increases in difficulty further in. The west side of the trail runs along the top of small creek side bluffs. There is an out-and-back branch that'll take you down below the bluffs where there's interesting rock formations and an old running cistern (not sure if potable). The portion of the trail along the bluffs has some dangerously narrow spots covered in leaves. Be cautious of metal stakes in areas where there are old wooden stairs.Show more