Alabama - Outdoor Activities

Alabama has approximately 551 trails, including 444 hiking trails and 303 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 94.5 miles in length. The most popular trails are Pinhoti Trail: Porters Gap to Cheaha State Park, Pinhoti Trail: Cheaha State Park to Cleburne and Bee Branch Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Alabama was Mack D. who completed Sipsey River.

  • Chinnabee Silent TrailView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chinnabee Silent Trail, meandering up a hillside toward Lake Chinnabee, showcases the beauty of Talladega National Forest. Along the way, ...

  • Land Trust LoopView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Huntsville, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike travels through a preserve created by volunteers and donors on the west side of Monte Sano Mountain in Northern Alabama. The Land ...

  • Cave Creek TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cave Creek Trail travels the side of Hernandez Peak for a trip that takes you through tunnels of rhododendron bushes. You’ll also enjoy excellent ...

  • Trail 200 (Borden Creek Trail)View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Double Springs, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a great hike for kids and adults alike through the Sipsey Wilderness. Sandstone cliffs tower along the trail, forming a canyon as the ...

  • Odum Scout TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The scenery and serenity of the Odum Scout Trail makes this one great hike. Right from the start, High Falls adds to the splendor of the scene—and ...

  • DeSoto Scout TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Fort Payne, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The DeSoto Scout Trail follows the rapids of the west fork of Little River as the stream twists its way through the mountains. Overall, the narrow ...

  • Redoubt Trail LoopView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Spanish Fort, AL

    •  3 hours
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Historic Blakeley State Park looks like a postcard of the archetypal South: long flowing Spanish moss hanging from the trees, shady walkways ...

  • Jeff Friend TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Gulf Shores, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    A perfect short hike for the entire family through the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge takes you through pine and magnolia forests, wetlands, and ...

  • Bartram National Recreational TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Tuskegee, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  7 to 9 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    The Bartram National Recreational Trail in Tuskegee National Forest takes you on an easy jaunt through some nicely varied terrain. You’ll stroll ...

  • Bee Branch TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Double Springs, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Bee Branch Trail in the Sipsey Wilderness makes for a great overnight trip. The terrain is easy to moderate over dirt and rock trails through ...

  • Plateau Loop TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Huntsville, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Plateau Loop Trail is actually a combination of two trails, the North and South Plateau Loop Trails. Together, they form a single loop around ...

  • Flagg Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Weogufka, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a wonderful little hike to the top of Flagg Mountain, the last mountain in the Appalachian Range over 1,000 feet. As you near the top, ...

  • Pinhoti Trail: Porters Gap to Cheaha State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pell City, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  26.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This beginning segment of trail follows the southernmost portion of the entire Appalachian Range. The Appalachian Range starts way up in Quebec ...

  • Pinhoti Trail: Coleman Lake to East Dugger MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Piedmont, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  15.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail segment features the federally designated Dugger Mountain Wilderness. The path begins innocently enough in low pine hills before dropping ...

  • Trail 209 (Sipsey Fork Trail)View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Double Springs, AL

    •  12 to 14 hours
    •  17.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Trail 209 is the longest trail in the Sipsey Wilderness, following the flow of the Sipsey River through most of the canyon, with waterfalls and ...

  • McKay Hollow TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Huntsville, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Plenty of people love to tackle the McKay Hollow Trail despite its difficulty. The trail drops steeply down the western ridge of Monte Sano Mountain, ...

  • Stone Cuts TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Huntsville, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Stone Cuts are deep erosional clefts in a section of limestone and form the highlight of this hike. The Stone Cuts Trail runs straight through ...

  • Skyway Loop TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  8 to 9 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike can be a pretty good overnight trip culminating in a visit to Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area, where you can swim in the pools formed ...

  • Rock Garden TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Rock Garden Trail, which happens to be the most challenging hike in this book, begins easy enough from Cheaha Lake but then becomes more ...

  • Nubbin Creek TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Although the full Nubbin Creek Trail is four miles long, the first two miles are the most enjoyable and are described here. The trail meanders ...

  • Sepulga RiverView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Evergreen, AL

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  4 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sepulga is an interesting river in that it is generally a nice float trip through lush forest of magnolia, weeping willows, oak, and scrub ...

  • Flint RiverView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Huntsville, AL

    • Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Flint River runs almost exactly 50 miles, with its headwaters beginning in Tennessee around David Crockett Highway and emptying into the ...

  • Pinhoti Trail: Cheaha State Park to CleburneView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  25.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of trail starts out in Alabama’s highest mountains at Cheaha State Park, where it skirts around the actual high point of the state, ...

  • Cemetery TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Saraland, AL

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    An interesting trail within Chickasabogue Park, the Cemetery Trail is used by both hikers and cyclists, with hikers heading in one direction, ...

  • Cheaha Mountain - Alabama HighpointView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anniston, AL

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 35th. Cheaha (an Indian word meaning "high") State Park includes a restaurant, country store, museum, nature center, ...

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