Posts Tagged ‘ Hiking in Alabama ’

Russell Cave–Bridgeport, Alabama

January 21, 2012
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Russell Cave–Bridgeport, Alabama

  Distance: 300 Yards Difficulty: Easy Russell Cave National Monument  is one of 1500 caves in Jackson County, Alabama. While the cave pictured above is at least 7.5 miles long, visitors cannot enter the cave. Instead, visitors can hike 300 yards to the Russell Cave Shelter, a large opening where prehistoric people are believed...

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Pine Beach Trail–Gator Lake Trail, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

October 31, 2011
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Pine Beach Trail–Gator Lake Trail, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

      Distance: 1.25 miles one way Difficulty: Easy   Located in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge down Fort Morgan Road, the Big Pine Beach Trail is a two mile trail that brings hikers through pine forests, between Big Lagoon and Gator Lake, and to come out along the beach in the...

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Cheaha State Park – Highest Point in Alabama

August 31, 2011
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Cheaha State Park – Highest Point in Alabama

  Delta, Alabama Cheaha State Park is primarily a campground and cabin type of state park. It is a great location, however, for a lot of outdoor activites in the surrounding Talladega National Forest. Located here, however, is Alabama’s highest natural point, Cheaha. Unlike other states’ highest points, no hiking trail summits the mountain....

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Dauphin Island, Alabama

July 9, 2011
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Dauphin Island, Alabama

West End Beach Access West End Beach Access is located at the west end of Dauphin Island. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to visit this part of the beach The reason, for the first time I’ve seen, this beach area decided not only to charge for parking (that’s normal) but also charge a...

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Fort Morgan National Landmark–Fort Morgan, Alabama

July 8, 2011
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Fort Morgan National Landmark–Fort Morgan, Alabama

Fort Morgan sits along the eastern edge of the mouth of Mobile Bay. Built in 1832, this fort has provided American costal defenses in both the Civil War and both World Wars. It may be best known, however, for its involvement in prompting the famous line, “Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead.” Visitors to...

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Wade Ward Nature Park–Gulf Shores, AL

June 29, 2011
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Wade Ward Nature Park–Gulf Shores, AL

    Wade Ward Nature Park is a 12 acre park containing small boardwalk area located just off the beach on Highway 59.   The park overlooks the coastal salt marshes that connect Little Lagoon and Lake Shelby. Though located right in the center of a busy commercial area, the park provides its visitors...

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Noccalula Falls–Gadsen Alabama

April 3, 2011
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Noccalula Falls–Gadsen Alabama

Noccalula Falls is a part park, part zoo, part hiking trail experience located just outside of downtown Gadsen, Alabama.  The Falls Park requires an entry fee of $6 per adult, but the falls can be viewed from outside the park entrance, at no charge, in a separate location. During the weekday we visited, the...

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DeSoto Falls State Park

October 28, 2010
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DeSoto Falls State Park

Fort Payne, AL Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, and Camping in Northwestern Alabama. DeSoto Falls State Park is an Alabama State Park located in the foothills of Northwestern Alabama.  This state park offers a number of outdoor activities, including some very technical mountain biking trails, 15 miles of hiking trails, geocaching, and 20 primitive camp...

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DeSoto Falls –

October 28, 2010
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DeSoto Falls –

Mentone, Alabama DeSoto Falls, located between Mentone and Fort Payne, Alabama is a steep cascading waterfall that begins as a tranquil pond. The pond was dammed in 1925, creating the first hydro electric power source in Northern Alabama. As water streams over the A.A. Miller Dam, it creates a very nice curtain of water...

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