Welti Falls

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Visit beautiful Welti Falls for an impressive cascade just off of I-65 between Decatur and Birmingham. Photo source: Lane Leopard Photography

Note: This is on private property and public access is questionable, check out the comments below for the latest info.

At a Glance

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Welti Falls – Trip Details

Getting to Welti Falls is a bit of a challenge, so start out with the directions below. From the intersection of County Road 703 and 747, you’ll go west for 2 miles and come to a bridge. You can park just before the bridge and hop onto the trail to the falls.

You will follow Brindley Creek up from Eightmile Creek toward Forest Ingram Lake. The falls are just below the lake.

It’s about 1/2 a mile to the falls and is a pretty easy walk. Just be careful on the rocks.

More Waterfalls around Welti Falls

Just southeast of Welti Falls, you can also visit Mardis Mill Falls. Or, the Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest is about an hour west with Caney Creek Falls and Kinlock Falls as the main attractions.

Welti Falls Map, Directions, and Resources

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17 Comments on “Welti Falls”

  1. This is not what it seems. The falls are actually on private property. The county has put up no parking signs along side county road 703 where this blog says you can park but no one seems to adhere to them. The sheriffs department and Alabama State Troopers have towed numerous vehicles. They have also gotten on their bullhorns and told people to get off the falls. People go up there and leave their trash etc. Some of us who live nearby wish people would stay away. This is not a tourist attraction.

  2. Sign says Daystar Children’s Ministry adopted this beautiful waterfall area in order to keep it liter free. The sign is posted and at the top of the sign it says: Weilti Falls and adjoining hiking trails. This does give the impression of some type of public access and if not, someone is using a ministry for children to privately keep their land clean. Sounds like it is some type of public trust area.

    1. I’m not sure why the Daystar sing is there, but as a resident of the area, I can assure everyone this is not a tourist attraction. The property the waterfall is on is private property. The land belongs to a chicken plant just up from the falls.

  3. Don’t follow apple or google maps. Follow the fire from this site to avoid trespassing and having a gun pulled on you! XD just saying

  4. We went today. Saw several other groups hiking the trail. From the road we parked at, hiked, climbed to the top of the falls and back out. Other than google maps taking us to the wrong side, it was an okay trip. Trail is littered with trash all over the place, a shame really.

    1. Thanks for the warning about Google maps. It’s going to take people carrying in empty bags and taking trash out for a while to turn this spot around unfortunately.

      1. No, you can’t. The falls are actually on private property and due to so many people littering and climbing the falls and getting hurt, not to mention the liability, the owners requested the no parking be put up. The sheriff/Alabama State Troopers will tow your car if you are parked alongside the road which is the only way to get to the falls. They will also get on their loudspeaker and order you off the falls. I live very close to the falls so I can assure you the falls are not a tourist attraction and not welcome by the owners of the property.

  5. We have so many people coming to our house asking about the falls. We tell people that the falls are on private property owned by a chicken kill plant. The falls are not and have never been a tourist attraction, hiking trail, etc. The county places several no parking signs which are ignored by people. As a result of this, the sheriff’s department AND the Alabama State Troopers have and will tow your vehicle. People pull up in my yard and ask how to get to the falls and when we tell them it is not a hiking trail, tourist attraction, whatever you want to call it, people look at us like we are stupid. The whole thing is very simple…the falls are not there for the public to view. STAY AWAY. The land the falls are owned comes off of a lake owned by the chicken plant. What part of this to people not get. When you see a NO PARKING sign don’t park. Those of us who live in the area do not want the crap that goes on up there right in our door. If you don’t like the trash, go away. It is the people who trespass on the property that litter it. That is why the owners asked for the no parking signs is because their property is destroyed, to say nothing of the danger that exists. We have seen countless ambulances up there because of people getting hurt. For the love of all people stay out from there!!

  6. This is NOT a place to visit.. Road dead ends and it is posted private property.. Guy pulled up behind us and acted like we were criminals., We travel all over to visit Waterfalls and this was a wasted day thanks to the website!! Wish we had read the reviews first.

    1. There’s a note just under the main picture about this being on private property, sorry you missed it!

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