Noccalula Falls

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Noccalula Falls Alabama near Gadsden

Noccalula Falls and Noccalula Falls Park offer several attractions topped with an impressive 90 foot waterfall. There is miniature golf, a small zoo, hiking trails, a sightseeing train, and historic buildings to explore.  You can also park at Jack’s and skip the park entrance fee altogether.

At a Glance

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Noccalula Falls – Trip Details

Noccalula Falls is just north of Gadsden and just a short detour off of Interstate 59. It’s a product of Black Creek and a large drop into a canyon below, but be warned, the flow in the creek can be pretty pitiful in the dog days of summer. So, either stick to peak waterfalling season in the spring, fall, and winter or just plan to go after strong rains.

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When we were there, we took a couple of hours to explore the park, ride the train with the kids, and eat a picnic lunch. Visiting in May, there was a good combination of warm sun and high water flows over the falls.

Noccalula Falls Park Train

If you take more time, a hike up the Black Creek Canyon below the falls is a good way to spend a few hours.

Playing in Black Creek at Noccalula Falls

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Gadsden and Noccalula Falls is about 45 minutes down I-59 from the Fort Payne and Mentone area, home of the highest concentration of must-see waterfalls in Alabama. If you head north to DeSoto Falls, you can hit Griffin Falls on the way.

Another option is heading south to Talladega National Forest to see Salt Creek Falls and Cheaha Falls.

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Noccalula Falls Map, Directions, and Resources

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    $6 Admission Fee
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