The Best Day Hikes in America: Walls of Jericho Trail

Skyline Wildlife Management Area, Alabama

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Davy Crockett hunted the forested canyons of the Paint Rock River in the Alabama-Tennessee borderlands. You can still feel the frontier on a 1,000-foot descent past bluffs, sinkholes, and caves into a natural amphitheater, where waterfalls pour over the limestone into a deep, clear pool, 200 feet below.

Distance 7 miles (out and back) Trailhead 34.976493, -86.078948 Drive time 1:03 from Huntsville Season Year-round Contact