Alabama has a nickname: “Land of a Thousand Waterfalls.” You’ll find a remarkable number of waterfalls scattered about the mountains and canyons of Alabama, from the northern part of the state to areas just south of Birmingham. In east Alabama, you’ll find more touristy falls, such as Noccalula in Gadsden and DeSoto Falls and Little River Falls in Fort Payne. But, hidden away in the backwoods are some gems that most people never get to see. These waterfalls are just one reason to explore Alabama’s many state parks and wilderness areas.
Welti Falls is located in the small town of Welti, Alabama. Welti, also known as Dreher, is an unincorporated community in Cullman County. The waterfall was created from the spillway of Forest Ingram Park. This waterfall is beautiful and well worth the hike! HOW TO GET TO WELTI FALLS
Start at the intersection of County Road 747 and 703 in the community of Welti Alabama.
The lower falls of Caney Creek in the Bankhead National Forest, which covers nearly 200,000 acres in Lawrence, Franklin, and Winston counties. The forest was established in 1918 and renamed in honor of U.S. Representative William B. Bankhead in 1942.
Rainbow Falls is a gorgeous waterfall in Dismals Canyon, Phil Campbell, Alabama. Phil Campbell is in Franklin County Alabama. Dismals Canyon is operated commercially as part of an 85-acre nature preserve, and a fee is charged for entry. Night tours are conducted to view the dismalites. Camping is available in both traditional campsites and in cabins.
Rainbow Falls is one of two waterfalls in the preserve.
Chewacla Falls, located in Auburn at Chewacla State Park, is a 30ft waterfall that’s formed by the spillway of Chewacla Dam. Chewacla State Park is home to 8 hiking trails and the most popular trail, Mountain Laurel Trail, leads to Chewacla Falls. The park has a 26-acre lake, as well as its extensive mountain biking and hiking trails, all of which make a dip even more rewarding and are another reason to visit this gem in Alabama’s state park system. Chewacla State Park is also home to the highest point in Lee County, which means that it’s a great location for mountain bikers seeking the sort of elevation changes that give the sport its name. Video by Bobby Taylor