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Bankhead Forest Waterfalls in the Winter

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Bankhead Forest Waterfalls in the Winter


Bodies of Water to Explore

Brushy Creek

Best Season


Skill Level

Paddles: 1 – no skill, desire to learn; 2 – moderate, knowledge needed; 3 – advanced, know whats up


1 mile (can add additional hiking miles)

Trip Duration

1 Day

Recommended Put In & Take Out

No recommendation

Outfitters Nearby

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Trip Summary

Today’s trip takes us to Bankhead National Forest to hike to Coal Mine Falls, an easy out and back trail that leads to a magical waterfall. Winter is a beautiful time to explore Jasper, Alabama. Take a leisurely stroll along 19th Street, where you’ll find charming boutiques, antique shops, and local art galleries. Or warm up with pizza at The Pie Factory or brews at Tallulah Brewery. Stay warm and let your senses wander this nature rich area.

Trail Highlights

Day 1

  • Stop 1: Bankhead National Forest- Coal Mine Falls Hike
  • Stop 2: Jasper, AL
  • Stop 3: Pie Factory, Tallulah Brewery

Side Ventures & Optional Activities to Add to Your Trip

Bonus Sightings

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Non-Paddler Recommendations

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