Holmes Chapel Falls

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Holmes Chapel Fall in Bankhead National Forest

Holmes Chapel Falls offers a scenic drop into a bowl carved into the sandstone that is so familiar to regulars in Bankhead National Forest. The hike is relatively flat and enjoyable along the creek to the main fall, with moss and boulders around every turn. Holmes Chapel Falls is situated just south of Brushy Lake campground off of Mount Olive … Read More

Lost Sink Falls

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Lost Sink Falls hiking near Huntsville

Lost Sink Falls doesn’t feature a lot of water most days of the year, but this unique geological feature is still worth the trip! Just a short drive east of Huntsville, you can find the Keel Mountain Preserve, home of Lost Sink Falls.  The falls themselves may just be a trickle depending on when you go, but the sink itself … Read More

Chewacla Falls

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Chewacla State Park Spillway 4

Chewacla Falls is just downstream of the spillway (shown above) formed by the dam at Chewacla State Park south of Auburn and is just a short walk from the parking lot using Deer Rub Trail. Because of its proximity to Auburn, Chewacla State Parks is a popular destination for Tiger fans.  The primary natural drop is just a few yards … Read More

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. Noccalula Falls is just north of Gadsden and just a short detour off of … Read More

Little River Falls

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Little River Falls trip guide in Little River Canyon National Preserve Alabama

Little River Falls is probably the most accessible large waterfall in the state, just off of Highway 35 with practically no hike to enjoy gorgeous views. As with all waterfalls, spring and fall after big rains will yield the most impressive flow. Little River Falls is a great stop on the DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve … Read More

Martha’s Falls Alabama

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Little Falls or Marthas Falls featured

Visit Martha’s Falls in Alabama inside Little River Canyon National Preserve for a nice short hike along the Little River downstream from Little River Falls. From the parking lot off of Alabama Highway 35 east of Little River Falls, take the trail to the southeast at the end of the parking area to Martha’s Falls. It’s 0.3 miles from this … Read More

Griffin Falls

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Griffin Falls outside of Dawson, Alabama is known as a climbing destination, but the 40 foot waterfall cascading down the rock is a destination in its own right. Griffin Falls actually lies on private land, but the owner is open to climbers and hikers using his property. But please be respectul of his property and definitely pack out your trash … Read More