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

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Agree with Moderate rating. There are about two patches that need to some maintenance/cut down and maybe some better signage toward the end of the trail. We will definitely hike it again!

hiking
4 months ago

Good trails but the bridge is the best part in my opinion. The wildflowers were blooming on the trails and the river is always nice to look at

The trail was gorgeous in a lot of places that made it worth the trip but some areas were really overgrown and snake-y! And it wasn't really a loop. We had to retrace. But beautiful place!

10 months ago

Good variety of trails. You could spend all day exploring. The footbridge across the Tennessee River is worth the trip.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

trail is in need of maintenance

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Loved it

nature trips
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My family loves this trail. lots of little offshoot trails to explore. Also has a native plant garden and a picnic area.

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Hiked part of the trail from the Wilson Dam side. Trail heading the opposite way of the dam was grown up half way. Had to turn back. The waterfall was cool.

hiking
Friday, January 08, 2016

This trail was embarrassing for the city of Florence and the state of Alabama as a whole. The trails were fine, but they were absolutely FILLED with trash.. everywhere you look there are beer bottles and cans.. Florence: clean your damn trails..

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Enjoyed a hike and brisk walk, loved the family time. Friendly surroundings and loved the scenery.

on TVA Nature Trail

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

The bridge was the highlight, nice trails up high deep back, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

fishing
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This is a great place to watch a sunrise or sunset with excellent views of the Tennessee River. Excellent fishing spot under the old railroad bridge.

walking
Monday, May 11, 2015

Nice Trail, well kept, beautiful scenery.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Explored most of the lower end of the trail today, even though I still have not made it to the waterfall area at the end because their are so many side trails to explore. Skinner wall area was pretty Nasty fisher's have trashed it up but the rest of the lower end is very scenic, especially between the bridge and the dam.

hiking
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Very well Marked with several different parking areas from which to start from. Plan on doing full trail on next trip. I have mainly just explored the rock pile area. Lots of side trails to explore and old ruins form CCC era when the dam was built. A good little hiking area with lots of nature. Especially to be located basically in the middle between two towns.

hiking
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Very nice trail specially for being located in the middle of the city. We saw lots of wild flowers, tons of birds, squirrels, turtles and a chipmunk. Mid way though there's remains of a old facility that was demolished 50+ years ago. I found it strange and interesting to see along a trail. There are three different bridges crossing feeder streams to the Tennessee River. Also there is a picnic area called the CCC pavilion which is built of stone with a great view of the river. Another section of the trail is near the boat ramp, where you can see and walk along old rail road tracks, very cool. The tracks lead to to a foot bridge where the old rail road bridge still stands. After passing the boat ramp we had lunch at the picnic area and had bathrooms on site. Continuing to pass through the picnic area, we walked towards the dam itself where the waterfalls are. First is one shooting through a large rock cliff and second also came from within the cliff. Finally the last fall is amazing coming from atop the cliff (50 - 60 ft fall). I definitely would recommend this trail.

road biking
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Nice smooth loop is good for biking, running, or walking. Many different well marked trails for hiking as well.

hiking
Friday, October 12, 2012

Found this nice little trail while geocaching.

walking
Friday, August 19, 2011

nice walk

walking
Friday, August 19, 2011

nice walking trail

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2011

Have walked this several times. It's a very pretty and diversified walk. Love the waterfalls at the end.

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2011

Hike this often. Many choices of trails and views.

hiking
Monday, March 14, 2011

March 13, 2011

Me, my wife and 11 yr old son started at the top above the dam and walked along the top side of the waterfall the headed down toward the rockpile boat ramp. The trail was very clean and easy to walk. The temps had things beginning to green up and slot of wild foliage was popping out and made things very nice as we walked thru. We noticed along the trail that there were a lot of camp sites with picnic tables, grill pits and marked areas for camping but was all grown up (unusable), we talk as we walk about how sad it was that TVA would allow things to get in such a shape that it had. Even heard that vandals had come thru destroying things and TVA had decided not to repair. Well that's another story within itself but someone needs their butt tore up. A few thugs ruinit for others. Well we continued our hike and it was nice to be 100-200 feet above the Tennessee river and watch it as we hiked. There were a lot of birds out on the river and seen a lot of white pelicans which I'd never seen that far north. We continued until we reached the parking area at rock pile boat ramp. We then walk up toward the dam which were were now down on the level of the river. We stopped at one of many picnic tables and had a snack and drinks then continued up toward dam and waterfall. As we approached the waterfall, we noticed there were 2 areas where water was pouring out of the rock wall that we had just been hiking across. Great place for pictures. We walked further down to the huge waterfall and the cool mist was nice as we had walked up a sweat. After looking around the waterfall area awhile we then headed back to boat ramp area where we discovered rock pile trail continued on down river. We walked short distance Indian before turning and heading back up the rock wall back to our vehicle. Was a very nice hike and loved the waterfalls. We will for sure go back again but next time we will park at rock pile boat ramp and start hiking there.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

on TVA Reservation Rock Pile

hiking
4 months ago

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