Magical Waterfalls of North Alabama

Thanks to the flowing waters of the Tennessee River, North Alabama boasts the most beautiful waterfalls either side of the Appalachians.

Explore for a day or a weekend getaway

These stunning falls are surrounded by nature to hike, spots to photograph and, in some cases, wineries to relax. Read a snippet about each below or print the guide to take with you on your adventure.

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Coldwater Falls

Spring Park, Tuscumbia
The man-made Coldwater Falls was constructed with over 2,000 tons of sandstone and today sees more than 4.3 million gallons of water flow each day.

DeSoto Falls

The concrete dam above one of North Alabama’s tallest falls, DeSoto Falls, was built in 1925 for Alabama’s first hydroelectric power plant.

Grace’s High Falls

Fort Payne
At over 700 feet high, the seasonal Grace’s High Falls offers unparalleled views of similar creeks and waterfalls throughout your exploration.

High Falls

The park at High Falls features a natural bridge at the bottom of falls, along with a walking bridge that crosses over the waterfall.

Kinlock Falls

South of Moulton 
Located along Hubbard Creek in the Bankhead National Forest, Kinlock Falls offers a magnificent view and an area that people come to swim.

Lacefield Falls

Wild streams, box canyons, waterfalls, rock shelters and sandstone bluffs encompass the 700 acres where you’ll find Lacefield Falls .

Little River Falls

Border of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties
Located at the north end of America’s deepest and most extensive canyon systems east of the Mississippi, Little River Falls is surrounded by 14,000 acres of beauty.

Mardis Mill Falls

Mardi Mills — aka Graves Creek Falls — is located on Grave’s Creek (hence that nickname) which feeds into The Black Warrior River.

Mystic Falls

Just off Canyon Road, Mystic Falls was developed for public enjoyment in the 1950s by Jasper and Mary Avery.

Noccalula Falls

Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden
Named after a Creek Indian princess, Noccalula Falls is divided into two falls during normal rain conditions, and merged into one during heavier rains.

Pisgah Gorge Falls

At a total of 600 feet spread out over 1.5 miles, Pisgah Gorge Falls includes two large waterfalls that are each close to 100 feet tall.

Rainbow Falls

Dismals Canyon near Phil Campbell
In the areas surrounding Rainbow Falls, you’ll find pristine wilderness, romantic cabins, secluded campsites, hiking, swimming, canoeing, wildflowers, a country store and more.

Turkey Foot Falls

Double Springs, Alabama
Rich in Native American and pioneer history, Turkey Foot Falls is just a 30-minute walk from the Sipsey River Picnic Grounds and Rec Area.

Wilson Dam Falls

Florence, Alabama
The Wilson Dam is the only neoclassical-style dam in the Tennssee Valley Authority system, integrating themes of Ancient Roman and Greek architecture into the modern structure.

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