One of the South's most incredible natural features is hidden in The Heart of Dixie. Neversink Pit is a massive limestone sinkhole that drops a whopping 162 feet into the Earth, complete with a waterfall that flows all the way to the bottom. Experienced cave divers have explored its depths and captured unbelievable images of this beautiful natural phenomenon in Alabama.\nWhen it comes to magical waterfalls, this unique location absolutely belongs at the top of the must-visit list for adventurers, travelers, and hikers alike.\nYou can find the pit tucked away at Neversink Preserve in the small community of Fackler in Jackson County. The Southeastern Cave Conservancy (SCCi) owns the sinkhole.\nAccessing the preserve involves a half-hour hike up a mountain, which may not be suitable for beginners, but the views of this hidden gem are certainly rewarding.\nWhile only experienced cave divers can scale down into the depths of the rocky portal, visitors with a permit can view the sinkhole from above. Be sure to admire this natural treasure from a safe distance!\nSurface-only permits are free and allow visitors to explore the above-ground area that surrounds the pit. You can request a permit for access to Neversink here.\nView this post on Instagram Alabama's Neversink Pit is a natural wonder that drops 16 stories through rare flora and streaming waterfalls. The pit is 40 feet wide at the top, with a cavity that extends a stunning 162 feet down. On the way to a floor that is more than twice as wide as the opening, the view for rappellers is one of ice sheets in the winter, waterfalls after spring rains, and lush, rare ferns in summer. Read more about the pit at the link in our bio! 📸: Photo by Flickr user Peter Pham. A post shared by Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) on May 30, 2017 at 1:58pm PDT\nNeversink is one of the most photographed sinkholes in the world, and for good reason. During the summer, the pit is covered in green ferns that give it a lush jungle-like appearance.\nView this post on Instagram What a beautiful perfect sunny warm day for a hike!! We even had a furry trail guide. Thanks @greatgrants for feeling adventurous. ❤️ A post shared by Lacy Berry Dyar (@lacybdyar) on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:07pm PDT\nThis beautiful waterfall is just one of the many you can find in Alabama too. One of the largest aboveground falls in the state, DeSoto Falls, is only a one-hour drive from Neversink if you want to continue chasin' waterfalls.\nView this post on Instagram Throwback to when some amazing people and I rappelled into Neversink Pit in Alabama. At 162 feet deep, the ride down was absolutely incredible (though the ascent was a different story, haha). Hands down one of the greatest adventures of my life. 😊@brianmerwinphoto @mela_isabel A post shared by Sarah Wood • LMT, CPT, CES (@sarahwood121) on Jul 13, 2017 at 3:46pm PDT\nNeversink Pit is a one-of-a-kind destination that's totally worth the drive. Take a road trip and gaze into one of the most amazing sinkholes on the planet.\nNeversink Preserve\nPrice: Free permit\nAddress: Fackler, AL\nWhy You Need To Go: The sinkhole at this preserve offers a once-in-a-lifetime look into one of Earth's most stunning natural features.\nWebsite\nWe 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.