Caney Creek Falls in Bankhead National Forest

Caney Creek Falls


Caney Creek Falls | Photo by Wesley Thomas
Caney Creek Falls | Photo by Wesley Thomas

Is Caney Creek Falls The Most Beautiful In Alabama?

Stunning location! A must see for those who love waterfalls! Some say Caney Creek Falls is the most beautiful in Alabama. It is nestled at the head of a rocky chasm containing Caney Creek and both Upper and Lower Caney Falls. The color of the water and surrounding vegetation is a lush green at times during the year, but will never disappoint. The area is wet year round, Caney being one of the waterfalls in the Bankhead that never dries up.

Caney Creek Falls Photography

Upper Caney Creek Falls is among the most photographed cascades in the region. It is advisable to wear sturdy and comfortable footwear as the trail can get slippery. The water cascading down fern and moss filled rock is a sight to behold. The pool beneath the falls is a lovely blue-green color where you can take a refreshing dip. There are also dry rocky patches where you can sit and take in the surreal scenery.


Caney Creek Falls Location

County Road 2, Double Springs, AL 35553

City: Double Springs
GPS Latitude: 34.235241
GPS Longitude: -87.434097

Caney Creek Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The hike in and out is short but it absolutely requires a certain level of conditioning and balance. This short trail drops into the Caney Creek Canyon, hitting the waterfall in just 1 mile. The hike also involves a creek crossing – be sure to watch for slippery rocks – and a steep section of trail as you climb out of the canyon. This trail is pretty easy. However, the way back is mostly uphill.