Waterfalls of North Alabama

One of Alabama's nicknames is "Land of a Thousand Waterfalls" and North Alabama is home to a majority in the state. Here you’ll find many scenic falls tucked into wilderness areas, forests, and cascading into mighty canyons offering magnificent backdrops. Little River Canyon National Preserve features two waterfalls and the area has been designated as one of 10 Natural Wonders of Alabama. Waterfalls can also be found along the Sipsey River, a designated Wild and Scenic River.

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Wilson Dam Waterfall
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Wilson Dam Waterfall
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Wilson Dam is on the Tennessee River connecting Muscle Shoals and Florence, Alabama. It is the only neoclassical-style dam in the Tennessee Valley Authority system, integrating themes of ancient Roman and Greek architecture into the modern structure.…

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Coldwater Falls
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Coldwater Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

The centerpiece of Spring Park in downtown Tuscumbia, Coldwater Falls is a man-made waterfall that is constructed with over 2,000 tons of sandstone.  It stretches 80 feet wide and is 42 feet tall.  Each day over 4.3 million gallons of water flow…

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Lacefield Falls
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Lacefield Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Lacefield Falls is located in Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve, a 700-acre privately protected and maintained scenic natural area in the Little Mountain region in northwestern Alabama. A large swath of wild streams, box canyons, waterfalls, rock shelters,…

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Rainbow Falls
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Rainbow Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Located in northwest Alabama, Rainbow Falls is tucked away in Dismals Canyon, an 85-acre quiet and unspoiled oasis.  Designated a National Natural Landmark, Dismals Canyon is noted as one of the finest examples of ecological and geological…

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Mystic Falls
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Mystic Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Located in Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park, this popular cascading waterfall is located just off Canyon Road. The site was given its name by Jasper and Mary Avery who developed the area for public enjoyment in the 1950’s.

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Kinlock Falls
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Kinlock Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Kinlock Falls is a cascade waterfall that drops 15 feet over a span of 20 feet. Located along Hubbard Creek in the Bankhead National Forest, it features a magnificent view, along with being an area that people come to swim.

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Turkey Foot Falls
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Turkey Foot Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Turkey Foot Falls is just a 30-minute walk from the Sipsey River Picnic Grounds and Rec Area in Bankhead National Forest. Turkey Foot Creek runs through a sandstone canyon then empties into the Sipsey Fork. The area is rich in Native American and…

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High Falls
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High Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

High Falls waterfall is considered a hidden treasure in Alabama to many local residents. Located within High Falls County Park, High Falls waterfall is 35 feet high and close to 300 feet wide. In seasons of heavy rains, the entire width of the…

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Pisgah Gorge Falls
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Pisgah Gorge Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

At a total of 600 feet spread out over 1.5 miles, Pisgah Gorge Falls includes two large waterfalls that are each close to 100 feet tall. This gorge is located within Sand Mountain in northeastern Alabama at Pisgah.

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DeSoto Falls
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DeSoto Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Located in DeSoto State Park near Mentone in northeastern Alabama, DeSoto Falls is formed from the Little River by cascading about 107 feet into a large gorge. One of the most photographed points of interest in Alabama, DeSoto Falls is one of the…

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Little River Falls
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Little River Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Located at the north end of America’s deepest and most extensive canyon systems east of the Mississippi, Little River Falls is surrounded by 14,000 acres of beauty and is one of Alabama’s most scenic waterfalls. Little River Falls is the first…

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Grace's High Falls
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Grace's High Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Located within the 14,000-acre Little River Canyon National Preserve is Grace’s High Falls. Though only seasonal, this 133-foot waterfall is one of the tallest in the state. When rainfall is high, a significant amount of smaller creeks and…

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Noccalula Falls
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Noccalula Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Named after a Creek Indian princess, Noccalula Falls stands 90 feet tall and is one of the most visited natural attractions in the state.  When rain conditions are normal, the waterfall is around 20 feet with a smaller waterfall located a little…

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Mardis Mill Falls
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Mardis Mill Falls
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Also known as Graves Creek Falls, Mardis Mill Falls is located on Grave’s Creek which feeds into The Black Warrior / Locust Fork River in rural Blount County, Alabama.  The falls are roughly 35-feet wide and the water drops 15 feet into a pool of…

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very interesting - they are pretty

fhm, 2/21/2017

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1 Wilson Dam Waterfall
2 Coldwater Falls
3 Lacefield Falls
4 Rainbow Falls
5 Mystic Falls
6 Kinlock Falls
7 Turkey Foot Falls
8 High Falls
9 Pisgah Gorge Falls
10 DeSoto Falls
11 Little River Falls
12 Grace's High Falls
13 Noccalula Falls
14 Mardis Mill Falls