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.

At a Glance

  • 0.6 mi round trip
  • Nice View
  • Kids OK
  • Dogs OK
Location: Near Thompson Falls in Alabama (maps & directions)
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Thompson Falls – Trip Details

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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.

Upper Thompson Falls near Arab, AL

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.

Spring emerges at Thompson Falls near Lake Guntersville in Alabama

Here’s a shot of the cascade below the falls.

Thompson Falls cascade

Photo courtesy of Lane Leopard Photography

More Waterfalls around Lake Guntersville

Thompson Falls is within 30 miles of High Falls Park and just a touch further from Griffin Falls to the east. Half an hour to the west and south, you can visit Welti Falls and Mardis Mill Falls on the way to Birmingham.

Thompson Falls Map, Directions, and Resources

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  • GPS Coordinates

    34.314538, -86.422208

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2 Comments on “Thompson Falls Alabama”

    1. I recall a county-related sign, but I would imagine it’s actually unposted private property. It’s obvious people in the area have used the access to dump construction waste along the road in spots. I would suggest taking a bag in and walking some trash out to make sure this stays open for all to enjoy.

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