7 Cheap & Awe-Inspiring Alabama Waterfalls To Escape To This Summer

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7 Alabama Waterfall Hikes That Are Cheap And Easy To Get To This Summer

Waterfalls can evoke sense of peace and refreshment while getting you back in touch with nature in the most beautiful way. There are tons of stunning waterfalls all over The Dixie State, but you don’t have to pick just one to love. As you make plans for the summer, you’ll definitely want to add these beautiful Alabama waterfalls to your list.

This list just scratches the surface of how many amazing waterfalls there are in The Heart of Dixie, but it’s a great place to start.

These waterfall hikes can be accessed by all skill levels, from seasoned trekkers to total beginners. Even your friends who aren’t quite as keen about wandering through the wilderness could fall in love with these locations.

From towering falls to serene pools, there’s no end to the natural Alabama beauty you’ll find at these spots. While most are free to visit, some do have small entry fees. You may find the fees worth it though as you cool off after a hike, take gorgeous photos, and enjoy their cascades like your very own natural waterpark.

So pack your backpack, grab your hiking shoes, and maybe a reluctant friend or two, and head out to these gorgeous Alabama waterfalls.

Walls of Jericho Hike

Address: GPS coordinates N 34.8534, W 86.1310 

Why You Need To Go: This hidden waterfall and pool are tucked away inside a box canyon and are an incredible sight to behold. There are several paths to access it by, too! 

The Blue Hole at Turkey Creek Preserve

Address: 3906 Turkey Creek Rd, Pinson, AL 

Why You Need To Go: This crystal-clear swimming hole fed by waterfalls is the perfect spot to cool off in the sweltering Alabama summer. Plus, it’s free to visit! 

Tumbling Rock Cave Preserve

Address: 3407 Co Rd 111, Fackler, AL 

Why You Need To Go: Not for faint of heart, this hidden waterfall stands 400 feet tall and can be found by venturing underground inside Tumbling Rock Cave! But first, you’ll need a permit to descend into its depths. 

Stephens Gap Callahan Cave Preserve

Address: 8408 Co. Rd. 30, Woodville, AL  

Why You Need To Go: A lush hiking trail will lead you to breathtaking underground views of splashing waterfalls and rays of light at Stephens Gap. Make sure you grab a free permit to be able to enter.

Noccalula Falls Park 

Address: 1500 Noccalula Road, Gadsden, AL 

Why You Need To Go: This 90-foot natural waterfall is just $6 to visit. With a 360-degree view of the waterfall from an overlooking bridge, it’s totally worth it. 

High Falls Park

Address: 969 County Rd. 144, Grove Oak, AL 

Why You Need To Go: With a width of up to 300 feet, this massive waterfall falls through a natural archway, allowing you to “walk” over the waterfall with views for days. 

DeSoto Falls

Address: 7104 DeSoto Parkway NE Fort Payne, AL 

Why You Need To Go: For just a $4 fee, you can trek a short trail to this stunning three-tiered waterfall. Grill at the picnic area, swim at the base and explore the surrounding area by kayaking and hiking.

Time to climb all the mountains and chase these waterfalls!

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.