Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

this trail was a relaxing walk with a great view.

kayaked. Was a great time!

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.

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

Just finished hiking the 10.25 loop here today. The trails were very well marked but for longer distances you saw some of the same things. To call this a moderate hike is a bit much if you have done any hiking before. Still a gorgeous place to go and see the waterfall.

Nicely maintained trails with new trails under construction. Perfect for a day hike with the family and dog.

Really enjoyed the trail, definitely get a map at a near gas station since the place is easy to get lost in, a compass would also be useful.

Awesome trail blazed by the Alabama Hiking Trail Society. I went a week after a big rain and the river was still high and there were a few flooded areas. Prepare to get your shoes wet and muddy as you hike through a few swampy muddy areas and a couple springs with no bridges. Look out for snakes on this trail as well.

There is no walking trail or camping spots. This is a water trail only.

Beautiful trail, very enjoyable hike. Please note - trail loop as shown on this app is NOT possible with high water. We had to back track, luckily found a bridge to cross, and then crossed again through the creek at a low and slow part, to return to the trailhead. The loop shown assumes you can cross where the falls meet the creek / river. Water too fast for that. Might save a couple new to the area hikers from a similar predicament, with daylight quickly running out. ;)

Had a great time hiking this trail! Beautiful water if you go down the rocks near the waterfall

2 months ago

there is no trail. unless you have a canoe. then it's a river not a trail.

I loved this hike! I wish I lived nearby because I'd come to this park everyday if I could! It's so serene and the trail is beautifully shaded. Great for my pups too!

the directions given led to a gate and fence with "no trespassors" sign.

The first 2 miles is following an old logging or forestry road to the canyon. Fairly uninspiring except for the old cemetery along the way. it is well kept with many hand carved stones from the 1800's. Once into the canyon, there is a creek crossing to intersect with 209. if the water is very low, one may be able to step stones across, otherwise, wading will be required here. Very scenic once in the canyon.

Be sure to note that the little leg back to 201 where 209 intersects with 206 is an unmarked creek crossing. there is currently (11/09/17) a smallish log spanning the creek. thin and very wobbly. Be very careful crossing!

Numerous trails. Some are 10 mile trails. Beautiful scenery

paddle sports
4 months ago

TVA floods the creek on weekends and holiday Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, bringing it up to a floatable level. outside of those dates, a trip down it is dependant on rain. Local outfitters can supply canoes/kayak and/or shuttle for your float

More adventures in Chewacla - lots of really good options.

More nice trails at Chewacla!

Great spot to hike. Lots of shoreline to explore. Wild life is active in the area so keep a look out. Water falls are beautiful. Reminder you do share the trails with mountain bikes in some areas.

Plenty of challenging trail options in Chewacla! (although All Trails doesn't show them) Nice streams, water falls, wildlife to be spotted and some rocky-rooty portions to keep you stepping high!

We had to evacuate because of hurricane Irma. Never been to Auburn and we never really would've thought to come here. We were so surprised by the beauty and fell in love! We are now Auburn fans and can't wait to take a true vacation here!

Beautiful park, nice trails for mountain biking--poorly marked for hiking. When there is a lot of water, there is no passage below the falls, so a loop as depicted on All Trails is not always possible.

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail running, fairly easy.

We use the directions on this app and it took us to a dad in but there are signs stating where the De Soto scout chill is and when it dead ends there's a gate and it's a little sign the trailers full of ticks infested overgrown but beautiful along side the river in a lot of rocks and some climbing see why it was rated hard but it was worth it.

Great short hike.

Dirty! There was trash everywhere and it smelled terrible!! The water looked very questionable and no walking trails near the water.

paddle sports
8 months ago

The Flint is an easy river to tube float or canoe or kayak. The main navigable parts are easily broken up into 1.5 -2 hour parts.
Oscar Patterson Road to Winchester Road.
Winchester Road to Ryland Pike.
Ryland Pike to U.S. 72
U.S. 72 to Little Cove Road
and Little Cove Road to Old U.S. 431

There are 2 canoe / kayak liveries nearby. The NACK on Hwy 72 and Brown Bear Canoe & Kayak on Winchester.

Great day on the water. Tons of rapids. Fairly easy paddle. Challenging to figure out where to exit the river if you get out at hwy 231. If you have the time go the distance and take out at hwy 84. Make sure to check the water levels before you go.

Good place to hike even better place to bmx and chill in your hammock

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