Devil’s Den Falls

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 The trail has many steep inclines and you’ll be greeted with many rocky paths on the way. There is a bridge that you have to cross before finally descending towards Devil Den’s Falls. If you’re planning to visit there, do the rock garden trail for an amazing view. You can then take a plunge at Cheaha Lake before continuing on … Read More

Parker Falls

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Parker Falls Trip Guide, Sipsey Wilderness Area, Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

Parker Falls is off of Kinlock Road on the west side of Bankhead National Forest, and its beauty is almost matched by its surroundings. Parker Falls is a small cascade in the west side of Bankhead National Forest. While the trail isn’t improved or marked, it gets enough traffic to be pretty easy to follow. The trailhead starts on Kinlock … Read More

Short Creek Falls

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Short Creek Falls near Guntersville, AL

Short Creek Falls is a popular destination for photographers and kayakers alike, but access is a little tricky. The upper put in for Short Creek kayaking is where Matrling Road crosses the creek. But for pedestrians, Hustelville Road crosses Short Creek just 100 yards or so above the falls. But, since the waterfall is on private land, there’s not a … Read More

A Guide to Wilson Dam Waterfall Near Muscle Shoals

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While Wilson Dam Waterfall’s name can be a bit misleading, the dam is actually on a small tributary creek at it tumbles down into the Tennessee River. The name only indicates the proximity to Wilson Dam. Thanks to Derek Blakely for the great photo above.  Check out his services at https://www.facebook.com/derekblakelyphotography/. Wilson Dam Waterfall is located near Muscle Shoals just … Read More

Coal Mine Branch Falls

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Coal Mine Branch Falls in Bankhead National Forest

Coal Mine Branch Falls is a decent hike into Bankhead National Forest, but the features of the canyon and the beauty of the destination makes this one worth the trip! Coal Mine Branch Falls is on the eastern end of Bankhead National Forest in the Brushy Creek area.  The waterfall requires a bit of a hike, but the protected bowl … Read More

Larkwood Falls

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Larkwood Falls near Culman, AL

Larkwood Falls is just off of 65 between Birmingham and Decatur and is a product of the overflow of Lake Catoma. Larkwood Falls is situated in a subdivision off of Lake Catoma.  While relatively easy to get to near Culman, there isn’t much parking.   The biggest thing to consider when visiting is insuring that the lake is high enough to … Read More

Mize Mill Falls

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Mize Mill Falls Bankhead National Forest

Mize Mill Falls is the first stop on a trip into the Sipsey Wilderness on the way to Turkeyfoot Falls just west of the Sipsey River. You can hear the falls from the road, so it’s an easy trek for all ages to view from top. It’s a challenge to descend into the canyon. mi round trip Nice View Not … Read More

Thompson Falls Alabama

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Thompson Falls near Guntersville, AL

Thompson Falls in Alabama is a series of three cascading waterfalls just a few minutes from Lake Guntersville and Arab, Alabama. Visit after a heavy rain for the best pictures as this little creek is quite seasonal. To get to the falls, use the GPS coordinates below to get to Thompson Falls Road and then turn onto Thompson Falls Drive. … Read More