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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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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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Swayback Bridge Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

The family and I took the 2.5 hike. Very nice trail. Plan on doing the 4 mile next week end.

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Eberhart Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail is steep but it's very short. Near the start/top part are several side trails to the rim that have great views/photo ops. At the bottom in the river we saw several banded water snakes that are not afraid of humans at all. They followed us up stream. Plenty of small mouth bass to enjoy as well. Trail is washed out a tad but overall is a good heart pounder albeit a short one. The bench seats alone the trail would certainly be helpful if you need a break.

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Moss Rock Preserve Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Be careful during flash floods at Moss Rock. The creeks can become quite dangerous after/during rain showers due to all the street run-off above the preserve. Even a few feet of water can sweep you off your feet and there are plenty of fallen trees and debris to finish the job. Cheers.

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Pine Beach Trail
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25 Completed 6 Reviews

Good hike with lots of scenery and a lot of bugs. Saw several gators in Gator Lake.

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Oak Mountain Blue Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Started at the North Trailhead and went the 1.5 miles up to a split off called "Eagle's Nest." The view was pretty cool and you can climb up on a rock for even better views, but the real magic of this place is up at the next area called, "King's Chair".

Kings Chair is just a little bit past Eagles Nest, and the view is spectacular. There's a few good spots to get a good view, and the trails are all very well maintained.

I'll definitely be coming back here with my ENO hammock and a good book. Well worth the effort it takes to get there.

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Lost Falls Trail
by Robin Martin

20 Completed 15 Reviews

Fun trail entire loop including the CCC museum and quarry all told almost 12 miles. Lost Fall is just one of the hikes that loops the Park. The map at the park headquarters was helpful. It showed the different trails blazes by color. The trailhead is about 1/4 mile past the park headquarters in Desoto itself. Good for kids too.

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