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

Turkey Foot Falls

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Turkeyfoot Falls in winter Bankhead National Forest

If you’re looking for an easy hike and attraction near the Sipsey River Picnic Grounds and recreational park located in Bankhead National Forest, then Turkey Foot Falls is your best destination. You can reach this beautiful falls with just a 15-minute hike from the parking area. You can park across the bridge near the small trail on the south side … Read More

Lost Falls in DeSoto State Park

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Lost Falls, Desoto State Park, trip guide

Lost Falls is situated in DeSoto State Park, home of many great views and several waterfalls. Trails are each marked with a color so you won’t get lost on your way. Lost Falls is situated in DeSoto State Park, home of many great views and several waterfalls. Trails are each marked with a color so you won’t get lost on … Read More

Laurel Falls

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Laurel Falls in De Soto State Park

Laurel Falls is just a short walk beyond Azalea Cascades in DeSoto State Park. Getting to the Laurel Falls is a great adventure to unwind. You need to take first a boardwalk all the way to the Azalea Cascades. Once you have reached there, you should be able to start your way leading to the Laurel Falls. To avoid getting … Read More

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