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Walls of Jericho

Estillfork, AL

Walls of Jericho is a 7 mile point-to-point trail located near Decherd , Tennessee. The trail is rated as moderate and is accessible all year. (weather permitting) The trail is hard to find if you don't know where it is. Go north off Hwy. 64 out of Decherd on hwy. 16. The trail is on the right.

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Redoubt Trail Loop
by Jessica L

13 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiked this trail in 90+ degree weather and was glad to find numerous shade covered trails. The park doesn't have maps showing each of the trails (or where they start/end), so it was difficult to figure out which to take. I'm not sure we ended up hiking the full 6 miles we intended, but did a steady 4, for sure. The boardwalks we crossed were repaired and easy to traverse. The dog loved the small creek off the Appalachee trail. This is a great place to explore.

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Chewacla State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

love the primitive camping, the trails are clean and challenging. some are longer than the others. but none are to advanced I will be going back soon. absolutely loved it. me and my son loved the water fall. it was a cool place to see. but make sure you find the right one.

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Eureka Mines Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hubby and I visited this place a few weeks ago. The location is strange, we thought or gps was wrong because the parking lot is in an industrial park. It's also called Red Mountain Park. The history that goes with this site is very interesting (iron ore mine's, late 1800's). They are in the process of many upgrades but the ziplines we're in order and watched a few folks having fun. The trails were fun, hubby and I are middle age our of shape so we broke a sweat on this trail. Several others totaling 13 miles. Paths were clear and marked. Some rugged terrain. Can't wait to go back and yet the other trails! ! Definitely worthy checking out more than once.

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Walls of Jericho
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Got to the AL, Trailhead around 1, We started the hike and it instantly started to rain. We noticed a bunch of people using the cut through rather than hiking the switchbacks. It took us about 4 hours to hike to the walls and back. Next time when I have more time I want to explore around. We wanted to get back to the campsite before dark. The trail was very muddy and it was very humid. When we got back to the trail head we camped at the primitive campsite. Over all it was a great hike/camp trip for a Saturday. Please take water and bug spray.

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Lakeshore Trail (Homewood Shades Creek Greenway)
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great place to ride but sometimes too crowded with walkers, runners, and dogs. Almost got tangled up between a dogs leash and his owner... Could have been very bad.

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Bee Branch Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Favorite place to camp, hike, and rappel off the water falls! Best route is to park at Thompson Creek trial head and hike along the creek and then Sipsey River to West Bee Branch Canyon. Been a lot of places but this is a favorite. Camp right in the canyon by the creek for pumping water and enjoy the rock walls and water falls all around you.

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Horse Pens 40 Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

HP40 is without question one of the greatest bouldering destinations in the country. Top 5 on the eastern side. If you just wanna walk around and check out the incredible rock formation, go for it. There are many. But that being said, it is not really a place to hike. Just a heads up. But if you're there to boulder (and you probably are) you are in the right place. Grades are stiff, and the problems are subtle and different. The word is Sloper. Get some Sloper in your life.

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Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very well maintained and super convenient to Madison. Great views!

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Pinhoti Trail: Porters Gap to Cheaha State Park
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

A group of friends and I took a 3 day trip to hike this twice now and we definitely recommend it! The best time to go is in mid October, just in time to see the leaves change. This trail provides great scenery. including a view of the entire mountain range from the peak of a mountain. A friend and I even got to climb off the side of the peak and do some rock climbing though i do not recommend doing this without proper gear

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Walls of Jericho
by Nancy Vreuls

1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a fun hike, but we were totally unprepared. I didn't take a drop of water. Thankfully, my husband had two bottles in his backpack. I was too concerned with my camera than to think about anything else. I didn't realize this was a fairly long and difficult hike. We barely made it out before dark. I also was unaware of the rattlesnake problems there. Since our trip, we have had two friends to see rattlesnake on the trail. One of them actually stepped on one, but he had on snake books and was not hurt. This is a great hike, but please be better prepared than we were. And I suggest staying on the trail. My husband and our friend made some shortcuts through the rocky and grown up areas. That really wasn't a smart thing to do given the abundance of snakes there!

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