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