4 of the Finest Swimming Holes In Alabama

Hippie Hole at Little River Canyon

Hippie Hole at Little River Canyon

Before we know it, thick curtains of humidity will drape over the land. Many draw the curtain in the comforts of recycled cooled air, but why not cool off in some of the most scenic swimming holes in the Southeast instead?

Alabama has more miles of rivers and creeks than any other state, which means plenty of options. To give you a head start, we’ve selected four of our favorite swimming holes.

Late spring is a great time to visit these spots. The water levels are high enough to give you more options than in the summer when some streams really start to dry out. While you’re out and about, remind yourself how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful and botanically exuberant state—where every plant found in the Eastern US grows, where waters flow with more species of fish (450) than any other place in North America, and where there are plant and animal species not found anywhere else in the world. Saying Alabama is ‘unique’ is a gross understatement, so get out and enjoy it in the most youthful-pastime way possible—cooling off in a natural swimming hole.

1. Little River Canyon—Eberhart Point

Little River Canyon is full of places to swim, some more crowded than others. Eberthart Point is our favorite, due to small crowds and the rocks that skirt the edge of the pool, which are perfect for jumping and sunbathing. Making your way into the canyon to Eberthart takes about 20-30 minutes, starting with a short downhill hike on a wide and well-marked trail. Once you’ve made it to the river, hike upstream about a quarter of a mile and you can’t miss it. Slide into the sweet serenade of cool, green waters and listen to the echoes of elated laughter bouncing off the canyon walls. Hike further up or downstream to find more swimming spots depending on the water levels.

Important to note: Always exercise caution, as Little River Canyon can be very dangerous during heavy rains and high water events.

2. Bankhead National Forest—Kinlock Falls

Use the rope on the right hand side to ascend the water fall.
Use the rope on the right hand side to ascend the water fall. Sam Brown

Tucked into the dense overgrowth in the Bankhead National Forest, just on the edge of the Sipsey Wilderness, Kinlock Falls is Alabama’s worst-kept secret. A waterfall spills into a large, sandy pool surrounded by high, mossy cliffs. It’s only a short walk from your car, and the short hike down to the falls can be a bit tricky and technical, so be careful. Above the waterfall are a string of smaller pools, some of which are impressively deep. Be careful in high waters, as currents here can be dangerous and deceiving. With the growing popularity of this spot, take a trash bag to pick up any trash left behind to help preserve this area. To find this escape, turn onto Kinlock Road (Forest Service Road 3434) from Cranal Road (Route 60), which is the southern boundary of the Sipsey Wilderness. Drive about one mile and look for the creek in the ravine on your right and trails leading down to the water. If you pass the parking area for the shelter you’ve gone too far.

3. Chewacla State Park—Lower Falls Hole

Finding the goods in Chewacla.
Finding the goods in Chewacla. Sam Brown

A popular destination for the local university, the Lower Falls swimming hole at Chewacla State Park is perfect for aquatic exploration. Just below the dam of the lake, water cascades over the spillway and carves an intricate path through boulders to meet a small feeder creek, which creates the perfect swimming hole. If you’re looking for a bit of exploration and seclusion, you might try finding the rope swing and another swimming hole further downstream. To get here, stay on the main road and follow it for about two miles to the lower falls parking lot. The trail starts at the end of the roundabout, to the right of the pavilion. Hike down to the creek and follow the water downstream. Depending on water levels, there may be several, smaller pools above the main hole. Please stay out of the quarry that borders the property. No matter how tempting the cobalt-blue waters look, they are not safe for swimmers.

4. Desoto State Park—Desoto Falls

Alabama the beautiful.
Alabama the beautiful. Sam Brown

Located atop Lookout Mountain, north of the actual park lies one of our favorite spots for summer swimming. Water spills over a rocky ledge, falling 104 feet into a deep and wide pool that looks as though it were straight from the set of The Goonies. The climb down to the pool can be difficult; we recommend only confident scramblers attempt to access this pool. A cave cuts into the cliff behind the waterfall, creating a perfect place to rest with cooling mist from the plunging falls. Steeped in folklore and history from Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and Union Calvary, day dreaming on the edge of this swimming hole can take you back in time. Although DeSoto Falls is considered a part of DeSoto State Park, it’s not technically within the park and is located 7 miles north, towards Mentone, AL, near the small town of Valley Head. Take route 117 out of town, and turn right onto 613 which should dead end into a viewing platform of the falls.


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8 of Alabama’s Most Beautiful Places to Stay Cool this Summer

Desoto FallsWe know—it’s hot y’all. With temperatures climbing toward the 90s by 9 a.m., those of us privileged to live in and visit this gorgeous state get pretty desperate to keep cool. But that’s no reason to stay indoors.

There are plenty of ways to still enjoy the great outdoors and not crisp up in Alabama’s scorching sun. Alabama is full of places to go with refreshing swimming holes or cool caverns. The state is called “Alabama the Beautiful” for good reason, and here are 8 of them:

1. Tannehill State Park

The spring-fed creek at Tannehill State Park.
The spring-fed creek at Tannehill State Park. Natalie Cone

Just over half an hour from Birmingham’s City Center, Tannehill is a fun place to go camping and beat the heat. The campsites are surrounded by tall shade trees, and a spring-fed creek snakes through the area offering plenty of fishing and swimming. Besides being a pretty and historical place to visit, it’s also a cool one that will offer you lots of natural comfort while still enjoying the serenity of camping life.

2. Oak Mountain State Park

Enjoy the beach at Oak Mountain State Park.
Enjoy the beach at Oak Mountain State Park. Rian Castillo

You can’t say enough good things about Oak Mountain , the largest state park in Alabama at 9,940 acres. With all that room, there’s plenty of choices for staying busy—and cool. Only a half hour from Birmingham, Oak Mountain several fantastic overlooks. You can splash in the natural pool at the base of Peavine Falls (after a good rain), or lounge on one of the two beaches. There are more than 50 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, but you’ll probably want to hit those early in the morning. In the heat of the day you should hit the water. Boat rentals are available, or you can try the Flip Side Watersports park, in which you can glide across Beaver Lake on a wakeboard cable system. (Don’t worry, instruction is available.) If you’re more interested in human-powered watercraft, stand-up paddleboards are available to rent as well.

3. DeSoto State Park

desoto falls
Desoto Falls Jake Wheeler

When listing places to go hiking or camping with available swimming, DeSoto State Park always makes the cut. With wild and untainted beauty, scenery worthy of filling up your camera’s memory card, and an endless number of places to get in the water, DeSoto State Park is worth multiple visits. Only an hour and a half from downtown Birmingham, this state park provides various types of camping (improved, primitive and backpacking) as well as rustic cabins and mountain chalets. Nearby Little River Canyon makes this area a multi-faceted paradise. Canoeing and kayaking are available as well.

4. Clear Creek Campground

Clear Creek offers plenty of paddling opportunities.
Clear Creek offers plenty of paddling opportunities. Rian Castillo

Located in the Bankhead National Forest in northwestern Alabama, Clear Creek is the largest recreational area on the ever-popular Smith Lake, which provides 21,000 acres of clear, deep water that always seems to be perfectly cool. Many of the camping sites are shaded, and the swim beach is a favorite among the locals. Known as “The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls,” the area includes abundant streams, old-growth forest, and plenty of lush canyons to explore. There are also plenty of opportunities for excellent fishing on the 500 miles of the lake’s shoreline.

5. Wind Creek State Park

You can rent canoes and kayaks at Wind Creek State Park.
You can rent canoes and kayaks at Wind Creek State Park. Wind Creek State Park

Only an hour and a half from Birmingham, Wind Creek State Park is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a place to camp and stay cool. With a beach area and a nice, cool lake, you’ll have no trouble finding relief from the heat of summer. A nearby ice cream shop called Creem on the Creek has cold cut sandwiches an—you guessed it—ice cream. Paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks are also available for rent if you’re in the mood to keep moving rather than lounging.

6. DeSoto Caverns Park

Just under an hour from Birmingham, headed north, you’ll see large signs beckoning you toward DeSoto Caverns Park. Our advice: Follow them. DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park offers many reasons to pay a visit. A campground has shaded sites and nearby caverns, a guaranteed way to keep cool. The caverns (known locally as Kymulga Cave) have an impressive main room 12-stories high, a sight you simply must see for yourself.

7. Rickwood Caverns State Park

Rickwood Canyons State Park
Rickwood Canyons State Park Billy Pope

Rickwood Caverns is a fascinating (and brisk) place to visit this summer. Giant rock formations 175 feet beneath the surface will leave you in a state of wonder as you tour the cooler underground parts of the earth. With constant temperatures of 58-62 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s like a natural air conditioning, and only half an hour outside Birmingham, with plenty of nearby campsites, it’s a great place to spend an entire weekend.

8. Cathedral Caverns State Park

Cathedral Caverns
Cathedral Caverns Adam Campbell

Cathedral Caverns will make your hour and forty-five-minute drive from Birmingham well-worth the travels. Originally called the Bat Cave, this cave earned its name from its cathedral-like appearance. Inside, you’ll find a formation known as “Goliath,” one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall. You’ll find yourself in awe of the beauty of these caverns, which keeps a temperature of around 60 degrees year round. With improved, primitive and backcountry camping sites, you’ll want to make this trip a multi-day affair.


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The Alabama Scenic River Trail: 631 Miles of Adventure on the Water

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A canoe paddles into one of the many miles of bayous of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.

Take a close look at the state seal of Alabama, and what do you see? Water, and lots of it: a network of of creeks, streams, bayous, lakes, rivers, river delta, and oceanfront, all adding up to thousands of miles of paddling paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Indeed, this web of waterways makes Alabama an amazing destination for kayakers, canoeists, stand-up paddleboarders, and even tube-toting folks out for a lazy summer float.

But for a truly memorable adventure, one paddling trip in particular stands out: the Alabama Scenic River Trail.

The ASRT is actually a nonprofit organization that began looking at maps and tracing those waterways. They realized that there was actually a route one could paddle from the Georgia state line in the mountains of northeast Alabama all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a 631-mile float from mountain to sea that, according to the National Park Service, is the longest river trail in a single state.

It’s also overflowing with history: Along the way, you’ll get the chance to visit Native American sites and Civil War battlegrounds, explore serene backwater stretches without seeing another soul, and even paddle under the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, one of the country’s most compelling civil rights landmarks. Another bonus? The route is easily accessible, with more than 100 points of river access and some 100 overnight campsites along way.

Whether you do a day paddle, a section, or the entire trail, you’re in for a real adventure on the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Here’s what to know.

The Path of the Paddle

Passing through Selma, the Alabama River flows beneath the Edmund Pettis Bridge, an infamous landmark of the Civil Rights movement. Joe Cuhaj

A complete paddle of the trail from one end to the other takes about 48 days, depending on how fast you go. But, just as with land-based long-distance trails, you don’t have to tackle the entire length all in one shot. With the many campsites, launches, and parks along the route, not to mention outdoor outfitters and restaurants, it is easy to simply take a half- or full-day trip, or stretch your paddling adventure into an overnighter, weekend, or week-long (or longer) trip.

While the trail has numerous offshoots and tributaries, the main or “core” trail of the ASRT runs down two main rivers, the Coosa and Alabama, as well as through the second-largest river delta in the country, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, and along the banks of historic Mobile Bay before finally ending in the Gulf of Mexico. The trail is divided into four sections: the Piedmont section,

from Centre, Alabama, to Childersburg; the Central section, from Childersburg to Wetumpka; the River Heritage section, from Wetumpka to Claiborne; and the Delta section, from Claiborne to Fort Morgan. Each of these stretches provides its own unique landscapes, wildlife, and challenges.

Historic Highlights, Raging Rapids, and America’s Amazon

The Coosa River is wide just before narrowing at the fast shoals and the class II/III whitewater of Moccasin Gap. Lisa Panero

Purists will want to start the route right from its origin: three miles from the Georgia state line in the town of Cedar Bluff at the Riverside Campground and Motel. From here, the route winds down the Coosa River, past impressive rock bluffs and through wide, expansive lakes with miles of backwaters to explore.

As you move into what is known as the Central Section, you’ll begin to cross several other lakes, all of which were formed by dams now operated and maintained by the Alabama Power Company. Things can get a little tricky here, as you’ll have to portage around each of the dams, except for Mitchell Dam in Verbena which has a super steep bank. Here, it’s highly recommended to arrange a shuttle to take you around the dam.

Next up is the River Heritage section, which offers a taste of history and a little whitewater time. Just after Jordan Dam, the Coosa River has a series of fast-running shoals which is followed by the famous Moccasin Gap in the town of Wetumpka. During normal times, the Gap is a class II/III rapid, but in the summer the power company opens the flow of the dam, amping it up to a class IV.

Also in Wetumpka, at the convergence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers to form the Alabama River, is Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson. The original fort was established by the French in 1717 and marks the spot where the treaty that ended the Creek Indian War was signed in 1814.

A few miles farther downstream, you can dock your boat along the Riverwalk in the state capital, Montgomery, to check out the restaurants, shops, and nightlife. A little farther still, crossing into Selma, you’ll pass under the famous Edmund Pettis Bridge, the site of what is known as “Bloody Sunday” that occurred in 1965. Marchers of the Selma to Montgomery March were met with violence as they fought for their civil rights.

You will also encounter three more dams in this region, but thanks to agreements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, there’s no need to portage: You can sit in your kayak and use the lock to continue downstream. (You’ll need to contact the lock before your arrival; phone numbers are available on the ASRT planning page.)

It’s important to know your way around The Mobile-Tensaw Delta while paddling. Andrea Wright

From here, the Alabama River swings from an east-west flow to south as it heads into the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which has been called “America’s Amazon” because of its rainforest-like environment. It’s a magical place to paddle, rich with wildlife, including alligators and wild boar, and trees draped with Spanish moss. But don’t get too distracted by your surroundings: Most of the trip through the delta is unmarked, and it is very easy to get lost in the thick forest and miles of narrow bayous. A good GPS is a must when paddling this section.

The last stretch of the trip skirts along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, where you can visit the site of the last major battle of the Civil War at Historic Blakeley State Park and stroll along the Fairhope Pier, home to the excellent Shux on the Pier seafood restaurant. Wrap up your adventure at the tip of the Fort Morgan peninsula along the Gulf of Mexico, at the fort of the same name where the famous Battle of Mobile Bay took place during the Civil War.

If You Go

The ASRT provides an excellent online brochure full of information and resources to help plan your trip. And no matter how long your adventure on the trail, keep in mind the following:

  • Know how to use a map and compass and, of course, have them with you.
  • Carry a GPS with backup batteries.
  • Bring plenty of food and water and make sure to have extra in case of emergencies.
  • Remember, cell phones usually only work near cities.
  • Bring a change of clothes and keep them, and other important gear like cameras and cell phones, in a dry bag.
  • Bring an extra paddle.
  • Keep tabs on river stages and weather.
  • Once you reach the lower delta and Mobile Bay, tides can affect your trip, so plan accordingly.
  • Remember to pass through the locks on certain dams in the River Heritage section, you’ll need to make arrangements ahead of time. Phone numbers for the locks are available on the ASRT planning page.
  • Don’t forget a PFD.


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Written by Joe Cuhaj for RootsRated in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of AL and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

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How to Take Care of Your Hammock

Have you been stargazing and hammock-camping lately and feel it’s time to give your hammock a little wash? Or maybe you spilled something on it while lounging or accidentally poked a hole in it? Depending on the amount of cleaning and TLC your hammock needs, we have the tips and tricks for keeping your hammock in great shape!

What if my hammock gets wet? 

That’s ok!  ENO hammocks, made from nylon taffeta, can withstand normal outside conditions. Nylon is commonly and widely used in outdoor fabrications due to its quick-drying, flexibility, and yarn strength properties. When you are done with your adventure, just hang it out to dry. 

Spot cleaning and washing 

Before any type of cleaning, make sure to remove the carabiners. Also, make sure the carabiners are clean, dry,  and free of any sand or dirt particles that can cause erosion overtime on the metal. 

  • Spot cleaning. This is the easiest and quickest way to clean up your hammock if you have a small spill or stain. Use a soft cotton rag that will not be too abrasive on the material. Grab a small bucket or run the rag under cool water and blot the spot with the rag as many times as needed until the stain is removed. Let dry. If needed, you can use a drop of mild detergent or Woolite if the stain is more set. 
  • Hand washing. If it needs a full wash, this is the most recommended method as it is the most gentle method. You can easily wash your hammock in a sink, bathtub, or a bucket filled with cold water and a small amount of mild detergent or Woolite. Soak it and work the detergent around gently. Once cleaned, rinse it, carefully ring out the water, and hang to dry. 
  • Front-load washing machine. If you have a reliable front-load washing machine with various settings, you can use this option if you do not prefer to hand wash. If you choose to use the washing machine method, make sure to run it on the delicate or hand wash cycle, with cold water and a mild detergent. Hang to dry.

How to store an ENO hammock

The ENO hammock comes with its own storage bag already attached. We recommend using it! Make sure it is completely dry before you put it away and make sure it’s stowed in a dry, cool place. This will help keep your beloved hammock in top-notch shape for years to come.

If you have the perfect spot for your hammock and you like to keep it set up, go ahead! Just know that leaving it outside in the sun and weather can deteriorate the fabric over time. UV rays also can fade the fabric’s colors and break down its fibers. Just be mindful and check your hammock before each use to make sure it is in safe and working condition.

Repairing your hammock

Before each use, be sure to check it for any tears, holes, or any other signs of fabric wear.

If you get a small tear or hole in your fabric that is 2 inches or less, you can save your hammock with an easy-to-use repair kit. We suggest grabbing some of these fun gear patches ahead of time just in case something happens. Eagles Nest Outfitters also offers free repairs or replacements if your hammock is qualified under their warranty guidelines! Check out those guidelines here as well as other helpful information like what to do if your hammock knots get untied!


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5 Summer Day Hike Destinations in Alabama

July may not seem like a prime time for a day hike, considering it’s the hottest month of the year in Alabama. But few things can clear your head like a trek down a shaded trail in the wilderness. With a little bit of research and planning, you can find day hikes that offer beautiful views, some shade and solitude, maybe a waterfall, and maximum restorative benefits. Check out our five top summer day hikes in Alabama that the whole family will enjoy.



Chinnabee Silent Trail 

The Chinnabee Silent Trail in the Cheaha Wilderness area is a 7.3-mile out-and-back trail near Lineville that features a lake. Cheaha Falls is also accessible on a side trail. The moderately difficult trail allows leashed dogs. Recent hiker reviews note the gorgeous wildflowers along the way as well as the awesome views.  Visitors can access the trail from Turnipseed Campground on State Route 281.



Desoto Falls waterfall flowing into lake

Desoto Scout Trail

DeSoto Scout Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Located in Northeast Alabama’s Desoto State Park, it’s actually part of a 16-mile hike with plenty of mountainous scenery that will leave you speechless.  Leashed dogs are welcome. The heavily shaded trail can be narrow and rocky.



Sunset from scenic overlook in Buck's Pocket State Park


Point Rock Trail

This 2.3-mile out-and-back trail in Buck’s Pocket State Park is considered moderate to hard, it leads to a scenic overlook. It starts on the floor of Bucks Pocket Canyon near the campground, and it ends 800 feet higher at Point Rock. Dogs are welcome on the trail, and you can take a break and have a picnic at and area right by the overlook.



Stone Cuts Trailmonte-sano-day-hike

The Stone Cuts Trail in Monte Sano State Park is a 2.4-mile loop trail near Brownsboro that provides gorgeous views of the state park.  The well-shaded trail ranks as relatively easy with only a 479-foot elevation gain. 




Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail near Orange Beach is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that is perfect for cycling as well as hiking. The trail features an air station (for bikes), restrooms, rest benches, and plenty of outlooks to watch the wildlife.




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National Forest Week Celebrations 2021


Happy National Forest week! I’m not sure about you, but I look forward to and enjoy funny “holidays” like National Hamburger Day and National Take Your Dog to Work Day. I am pretty sure there are five national coffee days but, hey, sometimes we need a fun reason to celebrate something.

This week, however, is the best week of them all. It is National Forest Week. Yes, all week! As if we needed an excuse to go explore the great wonders of being in the woods; we didn’t. But, this gives us even more motivation to strap on our favorite sandals, throw on our backpack, and go out and relish in our magnificent national forests. 

Did you know that we have 668,000 acres of national forests in Alabama? Our national forests stretch across 17 counties and include some of the most diverse landscapes, species, and recreational activities.

Alabama’s national forests


William B. Bankhead National Forest is in northwest Alabama near Double Springs. Bankhead National Forest covers 181,230 acres and is home to one of three wilderness areas in Alabama, the Sipsey Wilderness. The Sipsey Wilderness is also known as the “Land of 1,000 Waterfalls.” Don’t-miss spots in Bankhead National Forest are: Kinlock Falls, Sipsey River Trail, Caney Creek Falls, and the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies.

Conecuh National Forest in Escambia County, near Andalusia and Florala, is the southernmost national forest in Alabama. It covers 84,000 acres along the Alabama and Florida border. One of the most popular trails, the Conecuh Trail, covers 20 miles of trail along the coastal plain. The national forest also has the Open Pond Recreation area, where you can enjoy your time bicycling, fishing, camping, and more. 


Talladega National Forest in Central/Eastern Alabama near Sylacauga and Talladega covers 392,000 acres, making it the largest national forest in Alabama. Talladega National Forest is also home to Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in Alabama at 2,411 feet, in Cheaha State Park. Bald Rock and Pulpit Rock also offer stunning panoramic views of the forest.

Tuskegee National Forest in east Alabama is the smallest national forest in Alabama and smallest in the United States, coming in at a mere 11,252 acres. Roots Rated said it best: “What Tuskegee lacks in acreage, it makes up for in history, recreational opportunities, and off-the-beaten-path solitude.”  While you are there, spend some time hiking the Bartram National Recreational Trail, mountain-biking on Pleasant Hill, and then call it a day at one of the park’s primitive campsites. 

National Forest Week activities

To honor National Forest Week, the National Forest Foundation is hosting virtual events and Instagram photo contests all week long. Check out the list of events below and remember to take only memories and leave only footprints when you go adventure in our beautiful forests this week! Click here for more information on all events listed below. 

  • Monday, July 12, 1 p.m. CDT  For the live kick-off event + celebration with NFF President, Mary Mitsos, other supporters and live music from Jackson Holte and the Highway Patrol!
  • Tuesday, July 13, 11 a.m. CDT  Instagram Live Virtual Field Trip on the Lolo National Forest in Western Montana.
  • Wednesday, July 14, 12:30 p.m. CDT  Live Naturalist chat with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum about the Sonora Desert and the Coronado National Forest!
  • Thursday, July 15, 6 p.m. CDT  Live Draw Along with artist Bryn Merrell
  • Submit your photos all week long for the National Forest Photo Contest. This years theme is “Explore It All.” Click here for further details and guidelines for the photo contest.

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