Alabama is filled with many scenic hiking trails, several of which are shorter than others. Most hikers agree that the best part of any trail adventure is reaching the end. After all, it’s such a rewarding feeling when reaching a beautiful waterfall or experiencing a breathtaking view. Listed below are seven hiking trails in Alabama that offer a spectacular end view. Check them out!
Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail
The Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail is a 0.7 mile loop trail that’s located near Dadeville. It’ll take you to Smith Mountain Fire Tower, which offers an incredible view of Lake Martin. This short and easy trail is perfect for the entire family.
Parker Falls Trail
Parker Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile out and back trail that’s located within the Sipsey Wilderness area of North Alabama’s William B. Bankhead National Forest. This scenic trail will take you to Parker Falls, and it’s best suited for older children and adults.
Pulpit Rock Trail
The Pulpit Rock Trail is a 0.6 mile out and back trail that’s located in Cheaha State Park near Heflin. It offers one of the state’s most breathtaking views.
The Green Trail, which is best known as the Peavine Falls Trail, is a 1.6 mile loop trail that’s located in Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. This trail will take you to Peavine Falls, which is approximately 65 feet tall and spring fed.
Caney Creek Falls Trail
The Caney Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile out and back trail that’s located within the William B. Bankhead National Forest near Double Springs. It’s an easy hike that’s perfect for the entire family, and it’ll take you to one of the state’s most beautiful waterfalls – Caney Creek Falls.
Bald Rock Boardwalk Trail
Much like the Pulpit Rock Trail, the Doug Ghee Accessible Trail, which is best known as the Bald Rock Boardwalk, is located in Cheaha State Park near Heflin. It’s an easy 0.6 mile out and back trail that offers a spectacular end view where you can see for miles and miles.
Kinlock Falls Trail
Also located within North Alabama’s William B. Bankhead National Forest is the Kinlock Falls Trail. With a length of only 0.3 miles, this scenic trail is great for all skill levels. It’ll take you to Kinlock Falls, which has a 15-foot drop and a span of more than 20 feet. If you follow the trail further downstream, you’ll experience another beautiful waterfall.
Pictured: (right) Caney Creek Falls Trail; (below – left to right) 1. Little River Canyon National Preserve/Martha’s Falls Trail; 3. Pulpit Rock Trail; Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail; Parker Falls Trail.