Falling Rock Falls Hike

Montevallo, AL
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A short hike reveals a hidden treasure... a 90 foot waterfall.

Park at the locked gate at the trailhead. Go around the gate and walk up the road. Take the first road to your left (about half a mile from the trailhead). Follow this road and take the first road on your right. Hike about a quarter-mile to a road on your left. This road has large dirt berm across it along with a deep ditch, to keep wheeled vehicles from entering the area. Hike the small trail which leads around the berm and leads down the hill. When you reach the bottom of the hill you will see Eddings Creek and the top of Falling Rock Falls. Be VERY careful in this area as the rocks can be quite slippery and a fall from here could be fatal. If hiking with children, please keep them away from the edge of the falls. There are small trails on both sides of the falls that lead to the bottom of the falls. Once again, exercise extreme caution on these trails. There is a cavern behind the falls which is quite fun to explore.

From the intersection of Hwy 52 and Hwy 17 in Helena, AL travel South on Hwy 17. When Hwy 17 intersects Hwy 22 turn right onto Hwy 22. You will travel through the community of Dogwood. The trailhead is located at the second road on the right after leaving the community of Dogwood. If you pass the Macedonia Church, you have gone too far.

A permit is required to use the Wildlife Management Area where the falls are located. You may get a free permit at the WMA Check-In Station located on Hwy 10 (off Hwy 22). Please observe all rules and laws regarding the WMA and be very careful while in the area during hunting season. The user of bright orange, as used by those who hunt is recommended.

Alabama Department of Conservation Law Enforcement District-3 (205) 339-5716

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

First time on the trail! Directions took us straight to the falls. What a pleasant surprise! Due to recent rain it was beautiful. We trekked down and went behind the falls. Honestly, going down took more concentration than going up. 5 miles total. I'll be back!!

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice hike.
I explored all five of the trails, it came to a bit over 5 miles.
The waterfall was flowing nicely due to recent rains.

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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Short hike, only steep if you visit the bottom of the waterfall -- if you don't mind veering off the trail, there's a second waterfall nearby.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I did a 3 mile out and back. Was a great hike, only wish you could to the bottom to see the falls better, but over all was very nice. By a map it looks like a lot more trails to follow, will try to go farther next time to had to the milage count.

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3 Completed 3 Reviews

short hike with spectacular views and waterfall. be very careful on the rocks as they are very slick at times and have led to several people falling to their death in the past decades

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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing waterfall a must see. There are three waterfalls in the area.

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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Back again and another great hike!! Did a bunch of exploring. With the foliage down we were able to better appreciate the size of the area. We even found another small fall feeding in down stream. Everyone had a blast!!

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1 Completed 2 Reviews

It was a good but hot hike because of the lack of trees until you get to the falls. Once on the trail the first turn is more like a fork

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Liz J

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3 Completed 4 Reviews

Hard to find, we had to stop at the local store and ask about the trail head. We started about 930am and the hike out wasn't so bad. Nice gravel road, but little shade, by the time we were headed back a hour later the heat was horrible. It was worth it. The falls were small due to the time of year, but the landscape around them was till worth it. Wish someone would post a no littering sign or something, campers trash around the falls was pretty sad.

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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike, not much shade, best hiked on cool days or in the mornings. The falls were dry but was to be expected this time of year. hope to hike again in the fall!!

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