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!

At a Glance

  • 2.8 mi round trip
  • Beautiful View
  • Kids OK
  • Dogs OK
Location: Near Gurley in Keel Mountain Preserve Alabama (maps & directions)
Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear
Gallery: Check out the pictures here

Lost Sink Falls - Trip Details

As a large family, we find renting a home for a night much more relaxing than a hotel, and it's so nice to have a place nearby to crash after a long day of hiking! You can find nice, affordable homes on Vrbo.

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 is a pretty cool feature.  Plus, it's just a cool hike with some rock faces and boulders to climb around.

We did this trip with 4 little ones, so while it's a little longer, it is doable for all ages as long as you have a pack to carry the small kids.  And aside from the sink itself, there aren't any hazards that you won't find any other time you step into the woods on a hike.

The trail does climb a good bit up the mountain from the base, so bring some water and take your time enjoying the great outdoors!

More Waterfalls around Keel Mountain Preserve

There are a few small seasonal falls that show up near Monte Sano on the Northern Alabama Land Trust tracts during periods of wet weather. And, if you're into caving, Stephens Gap is about 10 miles east of here near Scottsboro. The only catch is that you need a permit to enter the cave and take pictures of the waterfall from inside!

Lost Sink Falls Map, Directions, and Resources

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