One of the best nature spots around north east Alabama. Located in High Falls Park, off AL HWY 227 Northwest of Geraldine, Alabama is High Falls. This scenic waterfall is 35ft and is formed by Town Creek. When the water is high, the falls can sometimes span as much as 300ft across. This park is fairly small and definitely off the beaten path on Alabama’s back roads, so be sure to pay attention to which streets you’re on. Video by Doug Danley
High Falls is an impressive waterfall and a great local spot for cliff jumping. High Falls is a beautiful swimming hole with a few walking trails and picnic tables as well as pavilions.
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.
Fayette County was created 20 Dec 1824 from portions of Tuscaloosa and Marion counties. It is located in the northwest-central section of the state. The county was named for General Lafayette, who was touring Alabama at the time of the county’s formation.
Gold deposits have been found in Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Clay and Randolph Counties. Cleburne and Tallapoosa Counties produced more than 20,000 ounces of gold during the heydays of gold prospecting in Alabama.
Gold found in Alabama comes from lode and placer sources with the mines at Hog Mountain and Hillabee mine
Devil’s Racetrack runs 1.6 miles from the Land Trust Parking on Spragins Hollow Road to a large group of limestone boulders known as the Devil’s Racetrack. This natural open area offers a great view of the hills north of Huntsville.
From start to finish, the trail ascends only 200 feet with the most aggressive climb from 0.6 to 1.10 miles on the trail. This is where you reach the Devil’s Racetrack, a short loop that runs around large grouping of limestone rocks. The loop is just less than 0.5 miles long and puts you back to the trail.
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.
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.