This Hidden Alabama Waterfall Cascades 16 Stories Down Into A Rocky Portal
It's one of the most photographed sinkholes in the world.
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.
When it comes to magical, this unique location absolutely belongs at the top of the for adventurers, travelers, and hikers alike.
You 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.
Accessing the preserve involves a half-hour hike up a mountain, which may not be , but the views of this hidden gem are certainly rewarding.
While 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!
Surface-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.
Neversink 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 appearance.
This beautiful waterfall is just one of the many you can find intoo. One of the largest aboveground falls in the state, , is only a one-hour drive from Neversink if you want to continue chasin' waterfalls.
Neversink Pit is athat's totally worth the drive. Take a road trip and gaze into one of the on the planet.
Price: Free permit
Address: Fackler, AL
Why 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.
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