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. Update: The current owners do not welcome visitors, see the comments for the latest updates.
Thompson Falls – Trip Details
To get to the falls, use the GPS coordinates below to get to Thompson Falls Road and then turn onto Thompson Falls Drive. About 1/4 of a mile up and back down the hill, there is a small dirt road on the left with a No Dumping sign. This is where you’ll start your hike. Find a place to park on the side of the road and walk out this dirt road for about 1/4 of a mile. The road will follow the creek and then turn to cross the creek over an old concrete bridge crossing Mink’s Creek.
Just below the bridge is the first fall.
While you’re here, cross the bridge and follow the trail on the other side that leads to the bottom of the falls. After the first waterfall, be sure to follow the trail further down to see the other falls too.
If you do the trip in the spring or the fall, you’ll see more water and fewer leaves as things are a little tight in this gap.
Here’s a shot of the cascade below the falls.