Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Beautiful trail that we ended up taking as an alternate route. Hiked in from the southern parking lot up to Bee Branch on Friday night, camped through a thunderstorm, enjoyed a day of hiking on Saturday, and came back to much higher Borden creek on Sunday morning. I wasn't comfortable with the idea of taking a swim, so we went up the west side of the trail, crossed at the bridge, and came back down the east side. It was a nice trail and a good alternative to drowning

1 day ago

Nice easy hike. Around 2 miles with a few overlooks.

BEAUTIFUL place!!! Just a little tough but well worth it. Bring plenty of water!! There are plenty of places to rest and really beautiful over looks. There is also the remains of a plane crash about a half mile from mcdill point on the pinhoti side.

A steep climb, but not that difficult. My wife did it while 5 months pregnant. Cheaha lake is a nice place during the summer with plenty of family fun in the warmer months. Everything you need there with a camp ground right across the road.

BEAUTIFUL place!!! Just a little tough but well worth it. Bring plenty of water!! There are plenty of places to rest and really beautiful over looks. There is also the remains of a plane crash about a half mile from mcdill point.

Pleasant walk to the overlook. Not much to see until that point. The view from bald rock is amazing. You can see everything from Oxford to Talladega. If you like rappelling or rock climbing then this a great spot for this. I'm not sure if they let people rappel there anymore though. There is also a modestly steep trail leading down to Cheaha lake. My wife was 5 months pregnant and had very little problem coming down or going back up. The Hawks riding air streams come very close to the main rocks if there aren't alot of people. Picture perfect.

Very easy and a great place to kill time. Not much to see and if there has been any rain recently then a good portion of the island will be flooded for awhile. Plenty of mud off the boardwalk. We had to park behind the Gadsden mall and walk a little ways to the boardwalk.

2 days ago

Very short hike, but OMG it is beautiful up there. The falls, especially after a good rain, are very nice. Be careful on the stairs going up and down. The water is cold, but feels great during the summer. A great spot to go rappelling also. Several spots to set camp along the lower side of the trail. Beware of chiggers and tics.

A very nice and easygoing hike. Water flows next to the trail almost the whole way. Watch out for snakes!! I have seen a few water moccasins along this trail. Absolutely perfect for spring and fall hiking. it does run through a management area. So be cautious during hunting season. Once you get to the lake it's a great places for a picnic, pictures, fishing (with a valid fishing license!!), and frog gigging

It's a great trail, but there are too many random dogs

Kind of a weird trail that follows a gravel road for half the distance and then turns on to a path that you would normally associate with a hiking trail. The falls are nice, especially after a lot of rain like we've gotten recently. Overall an easy hike with a pretty waterfall at the end.

Great trail. Easy hiking

3 days ago

First time here and loved it. The pier has been repaired and the trail is well maintained. I will definitely be back.

Nice set of trails. Very easy walk. Great for seniors.

Bike trails in total make a beautiful meandering training workout. Wonderful in Autumn

6 days ago

This is a wonderful trail and it is a National Recreation Trail

Not a bad hike the waterfall is about 30-40 min in at a easy -moderate pace

Nice trail thru the woods. 8 foot wide trail of crushed rock. Very flat. Good for seniors

Steep section is tough to do with dogs. Would not recommend taking pets on that section. Beautiful hike otherwise.

Very nice trail. Well maintained.

Beautiful place!

Really peaceful beautiful place!

7 days ago

Our first hike of the new year. It was easy and fun for the kids and a great beginner trail!

It was a super easy trail. Really beautiful!

My favorite trail to date. A true wilderness. Did this loop in January, round 40 degrees, did not realize I would have to cross the Sipsey twice on this loop. Know you’re going to have to get a little wet out there, but that’s part of the adventure. Randolph was fairly boring till you get closer to Sipsey from there, the whole time your traversing along the River, there’s consistently something to see and something to maneuver. Really wonderful trail, I’ll be back to Sipsey very soon!

Nice short trail but well maintained..

I would call this a track not really a trail. It made for a decent Sunday walk, but not much to look at.

Awesome experience

Mostly flat easy paved/sidewalk route. I did 2 miles today. Lots of students use this walkway due to convenience to campus.

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