Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

Tuscumbia, AL
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tuscumbia, AL that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.8 miles 429 feet Out & Back
dog friendly birding camping hiking nature trips trail running walking forest river views waterfall wild flowers wildlife rocky
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Privately owned scenic natural area open to the public at no charge. A cooperative project with The Nature Conservancy of Alabama.

Cameron Ridgeway
7 days ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

Super well-maintained with useful maps provided! Do plan to return.

Note: if following the address provided on the website (251 Loop Road), it will take you to the wrong place, as there are two Loop Roads in Colbert Heights. Download the AllTrails app and get directions from Google maps.

Cameron Ridgeway
7 days ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

Wonderful well-maintained trails with maps provided and access to bathrooms and water throughout. the trails are clearly marked, which helps since there's so many options.

Note: if you put 251 Loop Road into Google Maps, it will take you to the wrong place as there are two Loop Roads in Colbert Heights. You're looking for the one off of Frankfort Road/CR65.

8 days ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

Awesome hike! We took a few wrong turns but the views were incredible. The kids loved it!

Stephanie Judd
10 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This place was so pretty. So much to see and explore. You can cool off in the creek so bring a change of clothes or a towel to dry off. of portions of the trail are a little hard, but it was a blast.

Dee Walker
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful! Can't wait to go back and do some of the other trails.

Brodie Brown
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Simply awesome!!! Great trails. Great views. Great owners.

Missy Uncapher
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Loved it! Clean easy to find trails!

John Hamm
3 months ago

7 Completed2 Reviews


Michael W
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome hike! Super clean, friendly staff/ owner, trails are well marked:) God is good. Bridge was closed had to come in on RED ROCK ROAD 12/29/2015.

Parker Wade
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful trail. Hiked most of the trail in just a few hours. There is one beautiful overlook called "The Point" and an incredible waterfall that is a stunning cliff that seems to come out of nowhere! It's massive and you can hike all the way down it and in it too! Both of these spots are near the beginning of the trail. Make sure you take the "steep trail" if you're agile! It's a lot of fun! As you hike in, you parallel a creek with some beautiful resting spots and rock formations. We didn't make it all the way to Devil's Hollow but we'll definitely be coming back soon!

*Note: the whole place is privately owned and the owners have gone above and beyond to groom the trails, provide rest areas with fresh water every mile or so and restrooms! They're are incredibly nice, professional, and hospitable.

***lastly, the All Trails map leads you to James Road. Don't turn down that road, just continue on Loop Rd about a half mile past James road and it'll be on your right! There's a sign and you can't miss it!***

Sandy Holcombe
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Wonderful! Thank you to the Lancasters for sharing this beautiful canyon. 9 of us hiked for about 3 1/5 hours and enjoyed every minute. Truly a beautiful place! God is good!

David Moser
10 months ago

13 Completed4 Reviews

This a great place to hike, 104 mile drive for us but worth the trip. It is private land and the couple who own it are very hospitable, providing maps, a document of key points you don't want to miss and water if needed. The trails are well maintained. It's a spectacular example of God's creation. Our trip was last minute and the hike was short, we'll be back to see what we missed.

Ryan Michael
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This place was absolutely incredible. It has definitely made my business trip that much more enjoyable. I will be bringing my wife back here at some point. The couple the owns it does an amazing job at keeping at maintained and are extremely friendly.

Angie Taylor
11 months ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

Andrew Russell
1 year ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

I did not get to hike this trail because they no longer allow individual camping. My son and I drove up Friday after work, and were turned away. However, the land owners were super nice and accommodating. They got on the phone and found other places for us to camp for the night.

I am not writing this to complain. I just want to inform everyone about the camping situation. I do plan on going back one weekend, and day hiking it.

scott kuehn
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Tina Craig
1 year ago

19 Completed14 Reviews

I love CCCNP!! There is so much to see! The Falls, The Point, The Narrows, The wildflowers! I have been out there several times. I recommend it to everyone!! Love Faye and Jim, the caretakers, they are the sweetest!!

Tim Martin
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

My favorite place to hike. Great trails, waterfalls, wildflowers and lovely trees, scenic bluffs and beautiful Cane Creek make this a great place to visit. The overview description needs to be updated because the Preserve now has more than 15 miles of trails and the owners are currently putting in another trail in the northern most part of the preserve. Also, some of the trails including the steep trail from the point to the canyon below, the trail to the Citadel and the new trail would more appropriately rated strenuous to difficult. None of the trails are "a walk in the park"!

Jonathan Trowbridge
1 year ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

We enjoyed it. Extremely easy to navigate. The folks that own it are friendly and informative. Between the Map provided, and the extremely well marked trails, you would have to be hard pressed to get lost, or not find the spot you are looking for. We made it just past the Fern Tree Caves, from the House, due to time and weather. Will be back for sure.

Joey Morris
1 year ago

25 Completed22 Reviews

Beautiful waterfall, bolder garden and cave. Well kept trails that are clearly marked. View from the point is amazing.