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 Glance0.4 mi round trip Nice View Great for Kids Great for DogsLocation: Near Gurley in Bethel Spring Nature Preserve Alabama (maps & … 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

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. Larkwood Falls is situated in a subdivision off of Lake Catoma.  While relatively easy to get to near Culman, there isn’t much parking.   The biggest thing to consider when visiting is insuring that the lake is high enough to … 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 Glance0.4 mi round trip Nice View … Read More

Indian Falls Alabama

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Indian Falls is a nice ~25 foot waterfall with a large natural shelter near the store in DeSoto Falls State park. To reach Indian Falls, take the path across the road from the Azalea Cascades boardwalk parking area. Walk around the edge of the fence along the creek to the top of the falls. From there, there are trails going … Read More

Kinlock Falls

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Kinlock Falls, Bankhead National Forest Alabama

Kinlock Falls in Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest is a very accessible cascade that’s great for a couple of hours of fun just off of a park road. The large, deep pool at the base makes this a popular summer swimming hole. At a Glance0.4 mi round trip Nice View Great for Kids Great for DogsLocation: Near Gurley in Bethel Spring … Read More

Falling Rock Falls

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Falling Rock Falls is about half an hour south of Birmingham on Cahaba WMA in Shelby County and an impressive site after a rain. Plus, it’s an easy hike in for dogs and older kids (you may want to take a stroller for young kids). Just keep young kids and pets away from the top of the falls Falling Rock … Read More

Martha’s Falls Alabama

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Visit Martha’s Falls in Alabama inside Little River Canyon National Preserve for a nice short hike along the Little River downstream from Little River Falls. From the parking lot off of Alabama Highway 35 east of Little River Falls, take the trail to the southeast at the end of the parking area to Martha’s Falls. It’s 0.3 miles from this … Read More

Mardis Mill Falls

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Mardis Mill Falls (also known as Graves Creek Falls) in Alabama near Oneonta off of Highway 231 is a scenic cascade fall just over 10 feet tall but very wide. Mardis Mill Falls is conveniently situated within 45 minutes of Birmingham and is great for a day trip. Unfortunately, some reports are that it’s become a party spot on the … Read More