The beautiful state of Alabama hosts a plethora of spectacular hiking trails. From the beachfront trails situated along the Gulf Coast, to the mountainous trails in the northern most part of the state, Alabama trails offer a variety of landscapes and scenery.

A few highlights from this state’s most popular hiking trails include: 

  • The Chinnabee Silent Trail in the Talladega National Forest
  • Breathtaking waterfalls on the Lost Falls Trail in DeSoto State Park 
  • The Grand Canyon of the South, also known as the Walls of Jericho (located in Jackson County)
  • Stunning views from mountain top lookouts on the Pinhoti Trail
  • Peaceful serenity at the Little River Canyon and Falls (Gaylesville)
  • Sipsey Fork Trail in the Sipsey wilderness

Regardless of your outdoor experience or your hiking ability, Alabama features trails for the expert or the beginner. Whether you are traveling with a friend or bringing your entire family along, there are plenty of trails that are geared toward families too.

In addition to offering a myriad of sightseeing opportunities, there are several hiking trails throughout Alabama that feature monuments or historical artifacts. In particular, the Horseshoe Bend Trail ventures through a historic military park, and the USS Alabama Historical trail features a museum and various historical attractions in the coastal city of Mobile.

Hiking is not only a great way to get physical exercise, but the learning opportunities are numerous. Hikers get to see and experience nature, rather than reading about it in books, and trails like the Weeks Bay Nature Trail provide an inside look at the estuarine research taking place on the reserve. In fact, this trail even features a small zoo! Regardless of your destination in Alabama, there are plenty of inspiring hiking trails for visitors to explore the great outdoors and natural beauty of this amazing state.


Hiking Trails

Name Rating Description
Bartram's Trail
Hiking trail named after William Bartram
Bee Branch Trail
Popular but unmarked trial through the Sipsey Wilderness
Borden Creek Trail (Trail 200)
Great family hike through the Sipsey Wilderness
Camp Road
Trail along South Sauty Creek
Cascade Loop Trail
An interesting trail, especially after a lot of rain
Cave Creek Trail
Trail from the side of Hernandez Peak to Parker High Point
CCC Trail
Hilly loop through Claude D. Kelley State Park
Cemetery Trail
Family-friendly trail in Chickasabouge Park
Chattahoochee Trail
A combination of smaller trails within the park
Chinnabee Silent Trail
Parallels Cheaha Creek
Conecuh Trail
Trail through Conecuh National Forest
Cutchenmine Trail
Trail along Lake Guntersville
Dancy Bottom Trail
Located in bottomland hardwoods near Flint Creek
Desoto Scout Trail
Follows the rapids of the west fork of little river
Dismals Canyon
Follows Dismals Branch stream on the Canyon Floor
Eberhart Trail
Trail into the canyon of the Little River Canyon Preserve
Five Runs Loop Trail
Trail along its namesake creek in the Conecuh National Forest
Flint Creek Trail
See various species of plant and animal life associated with an oak-hickory forest
Foothills Trail
Trail along the foothills of Oak Mountain State Park
Gazebo Trail
Loop along ridges in Claude D. Kelley State Park
Horseshoe Bend Trail
Interpretive trail through the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Lakeshore Trail (Lake Chinnabee)
Loop around Lake Chinnabee
Land Trust Loop
Loop along the western side of Monte Sano Mountain
Lickskillet Trail Loop
Loop combining three trails near Bailey Ridge and Lake Guntersville
Lost Falls Trail
Takes you to Laurel Falls, Lost Falls and Azalea Cascade
McKay Hollow Trail
Trail down the ridge of Monte Sano Mountain to O'Shaughnessy Point
Mountain Mist Trail Loop
A loop made up of several trails through Monte Sano State Park
North Loop Trail
Segment of the Conecuh Trail
North Plateau Loop Trail
Trail along the northern plateau of Monte Sano Mountain
Nubbin Creek Trail
Trail through Talladega National Forest
Odum Scout Trail
Trail beginning at the High Falls Trailhead and ending at Odum Point in the Cheaha Wilderness Area part of Talladega National Forest
Old Railroad Bed Trail
The Land Trust's Monte Sano Preserve consists of over 1,120 acres with 18 miles of public trails
Open Pond Trail
Trail through the southern end of Conecuh National Forest
Peavine Falls Trail
Most direct trail to Peavine Falls in Oak Mountain State Park
Pine Beach Trail
Walk through a national wildlife refuge to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico
Point Rock Trail
Most popular trail in Buck's Pocket State Park
Rainbow Mountain Trail
Features Balance Rock a 100 foot balanced boulder
Redoubt Trail Loop
Trail through the historic Blakeley State Park
Rhododendron Trail
Loop through DeSoto State Park
Rippey Trail
Trail to Sipsey River
Rock Garden Trail
Trail up Cheaha Mountain
Russell Cave Trail
Nice hike through forest and wildflowers into Russell Cave
Shackleford Point Trail
Trail from to Shackleford Point in Oak Mountain State Park
Sipsey River Trail
Longest trail in the Sipsey Wilderness
Skyway Loop Trail
An overnight trail from Adam's Gap to Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area
South Plateau Loop Trail
Trail around the southern plateau of Monte Sano Mountain
South Rim Trail (Oak Mountain State Park)
Trail up and along Double Oak Mountain
Stone Cuts Trail
Named for the deep cuts in the limestone walls along a portion of the trail
Tannehill Historic Trail
Loop through Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Tom Bevill Interpretive Trail
Loop around the top of Ellenburg Mountain
USS Alabama Historical Trail
Loop past historic buildings and museums in Mobile
Weeks Bay Nature Trail
Educational trail through an estuarine research area
Wildlife Drive
Driving tour of Eufala National Wildlife Refuge

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