Explore the most popular rock climbing 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.

14 days ago

Beautiful and very ease access.

hiking
21 days ago

Cute little "hike". It's mostly a waterfall overlook, but it was a pretty great overlook! Perfect stroll with kids.

Beautiful views, but very hard to stay on the loop as trail marks are confusing. Got off on side trail few times. Thanks to blue gps dot on the AllTrails app that I could find my way back. Otherwise five star trail. Will do it again.

Easy access. Beautiful falls even on a rainy day!

Green trail is mainly up hill, good hike! Fun for dogs as well.

Great trail, waterfalls and flowing river were awesome

Love this park and trails

Very clean trail. Some mild elevations...good for the exercise.

4 stars only given due to confusing trail markers. See notes at bottom. Truly beautiful preserve, could spend all day here meandering through the creeks and very serene. Fall colors are still out. Be careful of slippery rocks.

There is no map posted at trailhead. It looks like there is an attempt to make it easier by putting small signs with main spots noted (frog pond, high cliffs, boulder field). But, the trees are also color coded and did not match the trails posted on this App.

We followed this route and made it about half way (to the turtle rock) with no problems. After that, there was no clearly defined trail, so not sure if the original maker bushwhacked or just over time this trail wasn’t used.
Needless to say, we ended up getting out via the Powerline Trail, which borders a neighborhood. So, overall give yourself time to explore this place as our mileage (after getting off trail) was closer to 4 miles.

Fall colors are still popping but not much longer. Perfect 60 degree day for a walk with the dog and son:)

Nice!

This was fun. A reviewer had posted that you could see views of the lake. I didn't see them but this was a beautiful trail anyway. I would rate this as Easy. It was perfect for a morning hike. I'm definitely going to go back and hike some of the other trails in the park.

It is an okay trail, nothing too special. It is hilly which I enjoyed.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a gorgeous spot . Just watch your step if you walk down to the falls . Some of the wet rocks are REALLY SLICK . Beautiful place and an easy walk .

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty nice area. The views from on top of the canyon around the stop-offs are incredible.

hiking
3 months ago

Manageable for all skill levels and ages. You can extend this hike by taking the trail South along the river to "Little Falls". Hike down and back up is a little steep, then you can either walk back along the river or on the side of the road back to the main parking lot.

I wish I had recorded it and made another trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Fun for all levels. Go during late fall or spring when water volume is higher.

if you're familiar with the maps and trails that's great but a lot of places truly need blazing. very easy to switch to a different trail

however I absolutely love love love this preserve

Hiked on a Saturday after a big rain and the trail was still hard packed. Only one tree down but the trail was good. Did the total trail system and it took us a little more than an hour and a half. This is a good practice trail for something bigger.

fun trail

mountain biking
4 months ago

I ride this trail quite a bit. Its a butt kicker especially if you park at the golf course and start there on the golf course loop and drop onto Taylor mtn trail and at the parking lot cross the road and run up to the cemetary and then onto bevill. Alot of hills but some intense down hills. The trails are clean with a ton of roots and rocks. Make sure you have plenty of fluids. Great way to spend a few hours. With a map there are 28 possible miles to play with. You have to keep an eye out for hikers but its well worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly easy trail to walk. You're likely to encounter some mountain bikers while hiking this. From Montesano State Park, the trail heads straight down to the valley floor, then up again to where the Stone Cuts Trail breaks off from The Sinks Trail. Stone Cuts has a lot of opportunity for some good rock climbing once you're down at the bottom of the cliff. Older rock, though, so exercise caution! But a good way to spend a day playing around with different routes.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful setting! I’m not much of a runner but the dirt part of the trail was pretty flat and I was able to do some jogging. Quick little trail but worth the visit. I also visited many of the other trails and sight seeing areas while there.

Most poorly marked trails I have ever been on. Did not even know what trail I was on till i was well into the woods. Lots of trails that branch off and you have no idea which one to take. Had to eventually pull out my All Trails app so I could figure out how to get out.

More easy than moderate. This trail was okay, decent and relatively easy. A lot of shade so it’s ok going there on sunny and hot days. Well maintained trail. Went to both the north and south loops on the same day.

very simple and short trail. has an overlook and a trail for river access. was very easy for my seven month old dog. nice views, pretty water, would recommend.

Pretty views of the waterfall and canyon are easy to get to! Great hike to do with kids!

hiking
5 months ago

IF you follow the trail loop as outlined on the map, you will undoubtedly agree this isn’t an easy trail UNLESS you are a triathlete and/or used to hiking in the Rockies. What the heck? Easy going back up to the top on the Taylor Mountain trail? Come on. Really? If you are in average shape, this is a workout...again, the whole loop as diagrammed above.

Poorly maintained and apparently not so frequently used. There are prettier hikes. Also, longer than 3.1 miles.

This is very nice trail system close to the University of Alabama. It is very easy to follow. There are two serious hills to climbs, but other than that, the elevation changes are easy. You can still hear highway traffic, but it is still peaceful. Hikers and bikers are sharing the trails, so be mindful, but the locals are super nice.

nature trips
5 months ago

Love this place oh so much! The location of the trail is in a neighborhood. It took a little time finding it the first time because of that. Once we got on the trail, we discovered plenty of beautiful sights! Then we got lost for a while. The trails are not marked clearly. Nevertheless, we came across a friendly hiker that lives in the neighborhood! He showed us the way out! Not only did we have a fantastic time hiking; we also enjoyed talking to the hiker! After the workout, there was a nice popsicle stand right outside of the trails. I went once more and will continue to visit because of the rawness of the nature in the up-and-coming community! I highly recommend going! Also my pregnant sister was able to carry a baby in her stomach, and another child strapped to her on the trip. Therefore, the hike is fairly easy. Enjoy!!!

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