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. At a Glance1.6 mi round trip Nice View Kids OK Dogs OKLocation: Near Albertville in Bankhead National Forest Alabama (maps & directions)Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear Gallery: Check out the pictures here Short Creek Falls – Trip Details The upper … 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. At a Glance1.2 mi round trip Nice View Kids OK Dogs OKLocation: Near Muscle Shoals in Joe Wheeler State Park Alabama (maps & directions) … 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! At a Glance1.5 mi round trip Nice View Kids OK Dogs OKLocation: Near Grayson in Bankhead National Forest Alabama (maps & directions)Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear Gallery: Check … Read More

Larkwood Falls

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Larkwood Falls near Culman, AL

Larkwood Falls is just off of 65 between Birmingham and Decatur and is a product of the overflow of Lake Catoma. At a Glance0.2 mi round trip Nice View Kids OK Dogs OKLocation: Near Cullman in Rickwood Caverns State Park Alabama (maps & directions) Gear: Our favorite snacks (like these espresso energy bars) and camera gear Gallery: Check out the … Read More

Mize Mill Falls

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Mize Mill Falls Bankhead National Forest

Mize Mill Falls is the first stop on a trip into the Sipsey Wilderness on the way to Turkeyfoot Falls just west of the Sipsey River. You can hear the falls from the road, so it’s an easy trek for all ages to view from top. It’s a challenge to descend into the canyon. At a Glance0.25 mi round trip … Read More

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. Update: The current owners do not welcome visitors, see the comments for the latest updates. At a Glance0.6 mi round trip Nice View … Read More

A Guide to Little Ugly Creek Falls in the Sipsey Wilderness

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Little Ugly Creek Falls

Little Ugly Creek Falls is just above Deer Skull Falls in the Sipsey Wilderness area and is a fitting destination on a hike into the wilderness in this magical part of Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest. At a Glance2.1 mi round trip Nice View Kids OK Dogs OKLocation: Near Double Springs in Bankhead National Forest Alabama (maps & directions)Gear: Our favorite … Read More

Trip Guide to Deer Skull Falls in the Sipsey Wilderness Area of Bankhead National Forest

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Deer Skull Falls

Deer Skull Falls is a unique opportunity to see falls at the confluence of two creeks in the Sipsey Wilderness. But, it’s off of the major trails and be prepared to get your feet wet! At a Glance4 mi round trip Nice View Kids OK Dogs OKLocation: Near Double Springs in Bankhead National Forest Alabama (maps & directions)Gear: Our favorite … Read More

Trip Guide and Pictures to Eagle Creek Falls in the Sipsey Wilderness

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Eagle Creek Falls

Eagle Creek Falls is an off-the-beaten-path destination in the Sipsey Wilderness area of Bankhead National Forest. The canyon and creek offer a chance to see multiple falls in one day hike. At a Glance2 mi round trip Nice View Kids OK Dogs OKLocation: Near Double Springs in Bankhead National Forest Alabama (maps & directions)Gear: Our favorite snacks (love the white … Read More

Caney Creek Falls Trip Guide and Pictures – Bankhead National Forest

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Caney Creek Falls Front

Caney Creek Falls and Upper Caney Creek Falls in particular are thought by many to be the most beautiful waterfall trip in Alabama. It’s a bit of a hike in, and the hike out of the ampitheater can be hard on the way out, but it’s doable for larger kids and dogs. Just use some caution on the descent into … Read More