Hiking: from the 100+ mile Pinhoti Trail to 0.5 mile multi-use walks, Alabama's hiking trails offer something for everyone. Put on your boots (or sturdy walking shoes) and head out for a morning stroll or a multi-day backpacking journey.
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Trail Length: 0.18 miles
Nearby Cities: Birmingham
Jefferson County

Red Mountain Park’s 15-mile trail system traverses exciting and diverse terrain. Stop and smell the oak leaf hydrangeas, shred red rock, uncover the site where miners sought ore, soar through the long-leaf pines, or kick back while your four-legged bes …


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Trail Length: 0.14 miles
Nearby Cities: Birmingham
Jefferson County

Red Mountain Park’s 15-mile trail system traverses exciting and diverse terrain. Stop and smell the oak leaf hydrangeas, shred red rock, uncover the site where miners sought ore, soar through the long-leaf pines, or kick back while your four-legged bes …


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Trail Length: 0.13 miles
Nearby Cities: Birmingham
Jefferson County

Red Mountain Park’s 15-mile trail system traverses exciting and diverse terrain. Stop and smell the oak leaf hydrangeas, shred red rock, uncover the site where miners sought ore, soar through the long-leaf pines, or kick back while your four-legged bes …


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Trail Length: 11.3 miles
Nearby Cities: Oxford
Clay County

Beautiful hike through the Cheaha Wilderness of the Talladega National Forest and over the highest point in Alabama, Hernandez Peak at 2,344 ft. Considered by many hikers to be “very difficult.”


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Trail Length: 0.33 miles
Nearby Cities: Akron
Hale County


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Equestrian
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 3.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Alexander City
Tallapoosa County

This moderate to difficult trail is approximately 3.8 miles in length and traverses both hardwood bottoms and pine forest. The trail is bisected by highway 128 and marked with red blaze its entire length. The trail is actually a loop with its beginning …


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Trail Length: 0.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Gulf Shores-Orange Beach
Baldwin County

Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama and the Gulf State Park. Explore the timeless beauty of the Butterfly Garden, the mystical …


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Trail Length: 2.25 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County

This trail is best accessed by fording the West Fork north of Indian Falls exit and by the ford at Exit 2. Note: the trail is not marked- not usually promoted much at all


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Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.1 miles
Nearby Cities: Huntsville
Madison County


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Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.1 miles
Nearby Cities: Huntsville
Madison County


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Trail Length: 0.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Madison
Madison County

Nestled in the heart of Madison, atop it’s tallest peak is a hidden gem. Minutes from downtown, the Rainbow Mountain Preserve, technically part of Stoneridge Park owned and operated by the city, wraps one side of the mountain, offering adventures throu …


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Hiking

Trail Length: 1.6 miles
Nearby Cities: Huntsville
Madison County

The Land Trust is passionate about preserving lands for public use and encouraging residents and visitors alike to connect with the wonders of the natural world.Huntsville installed a series of signs from Big Spring Park along 1.2 miles streets that le …


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Mountain Biking
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Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.3 miles
Nearby Cities: Auburn
Lee County

A relatively flat loop around the campground with wide and easy turns, almost no roots or rocks, and minimal elevation changes. It is the perfect trail for someone new to mountain biking, or visitors to the park that bring their bike along for casual r …


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Trail Length: 8.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Tuskegee
Macon County

The scenic Bartram Trail is the first trail in Alabama to be designated a National Recreation Trail. The trail runs through the Tuskegee National Forest for about eight and one half (8 1/2) miles. The Bartram Trail passes through various types of fores …


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Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.92 miles
Nearby Cities: Saraland
Mobile County


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Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 4.7 miles
Nearby Cities: Hytop
Jackson County

There are currently 3 hiking trails available. Both the Walls of Jericho Trail (6 miles round-trip) and the Bear Den Point Loop (4.7 miles round-trip) leave from the hiking trail parking lot. The South Rim Trail (1 mile round-trip) leaves from the Clar …


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Trail Length: 0.21 miles
Nearby Cities: Harvest
Madison County

Boy Scouts cleared the trails and installed benches for their Eagle Scout projects. The five Harvest Square trails include a 1/2 mile walk through oaks and pines (Dry Creek Trail); two trails that edge the holding ponds (Edge Trail and Pete’s Trail); o …


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Paddling
Hiking
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.5 miles
Nearby Cities: Fort Payne
Dekalb County


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Mountain Biking
Hiking

Trail Length: 1 miles
Nearby Cities: Dothan
Houston County


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Trail Length: 2.6 miles
Nearby Cities: Double Springs
Winston County

Sipsey is the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi and offers outstanding opportunities for solitude. Hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing are permitted in the Sipsey Wilderness. Horseback riding is allowed on trails specifically designated …


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Trail Length: 1 miles
Nearby Cities: Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County


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Trail Length: 0.25 miles
Nearby Cities: Berry
Fayette County


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Trail Length: 0.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Guntersville
Marshall County

Tom Bevill Trail is a loop that runs a little over 3 miles around Ellenburg Mountain. There are some challenging climbs, switchbacks, and great views. This is a moderate trail for hikers and bikers. You will encounter quite a few roots and technical ar …


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Trail Length: 2.15 miles
Nearby Cities: Dothan
Houston County


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Trail Length: 1.9 miles
Nearby Cities: Huntsville
Madison County

Blevins Gap Nature Preserve is 971.12 acres of scenic vistas, rock overhangs, trails, and pristine forest. It features a 10.5 mile trail system. This Preserve is one of three Land Trust Preserves that are each larger than Central Park and are all withi …


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Trail Length: 1 miles
Nearby Cities: Fultondale
Jefferson County


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Trail Length: miles
Nearby Cities: Demopolis
Marengo County
Foscue Park picnic area

Explore two classic Alabama rivers that converge in Demopolis, a historic small town where refugees from Napoleon’s fallen empire once gathered to grow grapevines and olives. North of the fork, on the Tombigbee arm, Forkland Park Campground has showers …


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Trail Length: miles
Nearby Cities: Demopolis, Forkland
Greene County

Explore two classic Alabama rivers that converge in Demopolis, a historic small town where refugees from Napoleon’s fallen empire once gathered to grow grapevines and olives. North of the fork, on the Tombigbee arm, Forkland Park Campground has showers …


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Trail Length: 1.5 miles
Nearby Cities: St Stephens
Washington County

At the center of the park is a 100 acre aquamarine lake, formed from limestone quarrying, with a beach for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. The park offers canoes and kayaks for rent, and there are more that sixteen miles of hiking and riding trails. …


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Equestrian

Trail Length: 2 miles
Nearby Cities: Leesburg
Cherokee County


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Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Grant
Marshall County

The park itself encompasses 493 acres, and there are marked hiking trails available for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors. The trails will take you atop Mt. Pisgah.


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Trail Length: 18 miles
Nearby Cities: Liberty Hill
Franklin County


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Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.2 miles
Nearby Cities: Grant
Marshall County

The park itself encompasses 493 acres, and there are marked hiking trails available for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors. The trails will take you atop Mt. Pisgah.


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Fishing

Trail Length: 0.9 miles
Nearby Cities: Gadsden
Etowah County

The Blue Trail in the Black Creek Trail System is a one mile loop trail. The terrain is varied and offers  a good bike ride for all skills. You’ll find several rock features and  short climbs and descents. The singletrack becomes a little narrower comp …


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Trail Length: 2.57 miles
Nearby Cities: Huntsville
Madison County

The Land Trust is passionate about preserving lands for public use and encouraging residents and visitors alike to connect with the wonders of the natural world.Huntsville installed a series of signs from Big Spring Park along 1.2 miles streets that le …


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Mountain Biking
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Birdwatching

Trail Length: 1.81 miles
Nearby Cities: Birmingham
Jefferson County

Red Mountain Park’s 15-mile trail system traverses exciting and diverse terrain. Stop and smell the oak leaf hydrangeas, shred red rock, uncover the site where miners sought ore, soar through the long-leaf pines, or kick back while your four-legged bes …


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Road Biking
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Fishing
Birdwatching

Trail Length: 0.8 miles
Nearby Cities: Gulf Shores-Orange Beach
Baldwin County

Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama and the Gulf State Park. Explore the timeless beauty of the Butterfly Garden, the mystical …


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Equestrian

Trail Length: 15 miles
Nearby Cities: Tuskegee
Macon County

The Bold Destiny/Bedford Cash Memorial Trail in Tuskegee National Forest offers 15 miles of riding pleasure in the northern half of the forest. The trail winds through the rolling upland sand hills and traverses managed forest land where riders and hik …


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Walking
Hiking

Trail Length: 0.25 miles
Nearby Cities: Boligee
Greene County


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Trail Length: 2.7 miles
Nearby Cities: Moulton
Lawrence County

Sipsey is the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi and offers outstanding opportunities for solitude. Hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing are permitted in the Sipsey Wilderness. Horseback riding is allowed on trails specifically designated …


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