Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and mountaintop retreat encompassing 2,140 acres on the eastern portion of the top and slopes of Monte Sano Mountain on the east side of Huntsville, Alabama.

Rickwood Caverns Hiking Trails

Rickwood Caverns State Park

If you’re looking to cool off from the sweltering summer temperatures or warm up during those cold winter months, the underground wonder maintains a constant 58-62 degree temperature year round as you travel 175 feet beneath the earth. Visit year round to experience the wonder of Rickwood Caverns Cave Tours.

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Canyon National Preserve

The river and canyon have formed a wild and rugged landscape that allows for a range of peaceful and challenging recreational opportunities. The river supports world-class whitewater paddling and the canyon supports exceptional climbing opportunities. The opportunity for hiking, swimming, and fishing in natural areas away from city life are exemplified at Martha’s Falls and Canyon Mouth.

Oak Mountain Peavine Falls

Peavine Falls

Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park is an approximately 65 foot tall, spring fed waterfall that provides a great stopping point along the trails. Climb to see the front, and to play in the pool of water below.

Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails

One of the best-kept secrets of the south, this 10.2 mile trail winds its way past the site of the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle.  Walkers can retrace the same steps as civil war heroes.  This trail offers a back-to-nature getaway for thousands of local residents and tourists.  Hikers, bikers, joggers, bird watchers, horseback riders, as well as naturalists, students and historians are just some of the groups who enjoy the great variety of opportunities created by the trail. The trail is also accessible to wheelchairs so that everyone can enjoy the wonder and beauty of this trail. The trailheads are located on Piney Chapel Road just north of Athens and Veto, Alabama at the Tennessee state line.  Newly constructed at the Piney Chapel trailhead, is a pavilion with restrooms, parking lot for vehicles/horse trailers,and hitching posts. Also at the Veto trailhead, is the restoration of a 1800’s community church and new restroom facilities. The trail hours are daylight to sunset.

Lakepoint Resort State Park & The Bass Capital of the World

Lakepoint State Park

Lakepoint State Park
 

Lakepoint State Park is a 1,220 acre park located on Lake Eufala, on Highway 431, seven miles north of Eufaula Alabama. Lake Eufaula, a beautiful 45,200 acre lake, is known as “The Bass Capital of the World” and is included in the Alabama Bass Trail. The park has an 18-hole golf course, a 192 site campground, 29 cabins, cottages, marina, full service restaurant and lounge, tennis courts, playgrounds, dog-friendly cabins, picnic areas and hiking trails. Lakepoint offers 8 meeting rooms and welcomes groups from 5 to 500 people. Park Website

Lake Guntersville State Park Dog-Friendly Accommodations

Lake Guntersville State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park, on the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, offers a resort complex, campground, 18-hole golf course, hiking and fishing. Located on the 69,000 acre Guntersville Lake the park hosts a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on Taylor Mountain. Chalets on the ridge-tops provide overnight accommodations. Park Website

DESOTO STATE PARK – ALABAMA

DeSoto Falls is a magnificent 100-foot waterfall on the outskirts of the charming town of Mentone, Alabama. Formed where the West Fork of the Little River plunges off a Lookout Mountain cliff, the waterfall is one of the most beautiful in the South.