Alabama Outdoors

Experience the best of Alabama outdoors! 22 state parks, eight national parks, and numerous nature preserves provide boundless opportunities to canoe, fish, hike, camp, and enjoy the great outdoors. From the foothills of the Appalachians to the white beaches of the Gulf, Alabama is a land of natural wonders. Each season in Alabama brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy. Whether you want to hike across the mountaintops, explore caves and caverns, or enjoy the beauty of waterways and trails, Alabama outdoors has an exciting experience for you! Camp under the stars, hike in the mountains, canoe down winding rivers, wander through lush forests, or soak up the sun on beautiful white beaches. Come to Alabama and explore everything the nature lover in you is searching for.

Alabama's Best Hikes

May 2023

Alabama has some of the best hiking trails in the Southeast. The trails are filled with twists and turns, waterfalls, mountainous terrain and bluffs, creeks, intriguing creatures and exotic plant life. This state is home to hundreds of miles of trails and some are even located at the foothills of the Appalachian Trail. 

Whether you’re just a beginner or a veteran hiker, you’ll be able to find your trail in any part of the state. Some of our favorite places to hike offer you an experience that you will never forget:

Walls of Jericho – Estillfork: 

Located in the Northeastern corner of the state, this 12,500 area offers primitive camping, a 10-mile horseback riding trail and a 3.5-mile nature walk. The natural rock walls form the amphitheater in this narrow wooded canyon. It’s also deemed one of Alabama’s Natural Wonders. 

Little River Canyon Nature Preserve/Little River Falls – Ft. Payne:

The nature preserve offers breathtaking waterfalls and hiking trails. The river, itself, is unique because it flows mainly on top of Lookout Mountain near Ft. Payne. This nature preserve is known for its forest, bluffs, sandstone, rims and pools. It also is a birdwatcher’s delight...

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Alabama’s Gulf Coast Is a Great Place to Birdwatch During the Spring

Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast is in the direct path of migratory birds during their spring return to the north.
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Soar with Eagles This Winter!

Lake Guntersville is gearing up for its 37th Annual Eagle Awareness Weekends beginning Jan. 20.
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Experience the Natural Wonders of Alabama.

Alabama is chock-full of natural wonders from majestic caverns, rivers, wetlands, scenic hiking trails, and birding trails.
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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's bird watching or hiking, Alabama has some of the greatest outdoor experiences waiting for you.

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Alabama's Natural Wonders

From towering mountain ranges to pristine beaches, natural wonders abound here in Alabama.

Gulf Coast Beaches

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Mount Cheaha

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Cathedral Caverns

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The Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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Dismals Canyon

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Natural Bridge

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Find an Alabama Outdoor Experience

Explore outdoor locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
2670 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36832
We are a great place to use as your base of operations for exploring the Auburn-Opelika area and Auburn University and can offer tours of the area from a lifelong resident’s perspective. If you have business in the area, you will ...
Outdoor Recreation Site
100 Nunnally Pass
Hoover, AL 35244
Located along Stadium Trace Parkway across from the Lake Wilborn community, this park offers 5 miles of trails built into the natural terrain. There are trails for all level riders.
Outdoor Recreation Site
2127 Butter and Egg Road
Troy, AL 36081
Butter and Egg Adventures is a privately-owned outdoor recreational facility located on 48 scenic acres in Troy, Alabama. With a wide variety of recreational venues and bunkhouse accommodations for 52, Butter and Egg Adventures pr...
State Park
25900 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
This small beach area is found at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 161. Nestled between some of the most popular condominiums in the area, there's always plenty of people-watching and activity
Outdoor Recreation Site
20868 Miflin Road
Foley, AL 36535