The Heart of Dixie has no shortage of nature escapes. One such trail exists in beautiful Madison County called the Alum Hollow Trail in Alabama. This scenic path sits just southeast of the city of Huntsville and leads to a beautiful waterfall.\nAs part of the Land Trust’s Green Mountain Nature Preserve, which houses numerous trails for adventurous hikers to explore, Alum Hollow is an easy trek with a big payoff.\nAs the crown jewel of Green Mountain trail network, this hike provides a perfect getaway from the hustle-and-bustle of Northern Alabama. It is ideal for beginners, with the exception of a steep downhill climb toward the end. However, the climb down will be worth it as Alum Falls, a thunderous, refreshing waterfall that spills into the creek, awaits.\nThe flow of the waterfall packs a mean punch for its size, rushing down from the mountainside and cascading through the preserve.\nView this post on Instagram I love rounding a corner to find a hidden waterfall. . Taken at the end of Alum Hollow around the corner from the main waterfall. . . . . #alabamalife #alabamablogger #alabamaoutdoors #huntsvillealabama #visitalabama #huntsville #hsv #hsval #visitnorthal #alabama #hsvalabama #alabamathebeautiful #alabamaphotographer #hikealabama #onlyinalabama #thisisalabama #huntsvillelife #visithuntsville #explorehuntsville #huntsvilleal #explorealabama #Alabama #huntsvillephotographer #goplayhsv #visitnorthalabama #alabamaphotography #downtownhuntsville #visithuntsvilleal #huntsvillephotography A post shared by David Parham (@huntsvilleadventurer) on Apr 18, 2020 at 7:56am PDT\nThe hike isn't the only way to get a glimpse of this natural wonder. You can also get an up-close-and-personal view of the falls on the Ranger Trail, a 1.2-mile jaunt named after the remnants of an actual Ranger Truck that was abandoned there.\nView this post on Instagram Workout today consist of hiking 2 miles with my handsome man and pup:) Looking at Gods beautiful creation ❤️🤗🌺 [Edit - @kmblackmon_ ] A post shared by Andi Blackmon (@andiblackmon01) on May 30, 2020 at 2:34pm PDT\nFor a less challenging time, try the East/West Plateau Trail, a flat hike that starts and ends on the Alum Hollow. It's easier for novice hikers, but the scenery is just as beautiful on the way.\nView this post on Instagram One of the many waterfalls splashing down Green Mountain during this winter of RAIN! You can see this tiny cascade from the terminus of Alum Hollow Trail. Go check it out! @landtrustnal A post shared by Gregory Curl (@vandercurl) on Jan 17, 2020 at 5:00am PST\nThe Green Mountain Nature Preserve is a true gem that's not far from the city. Like Alum Hollow, several pathways lead to breathtaking views of the numerous streams and waterfalls that populate the park. It's all part of that beautiful Northern Alabama charm.\nAlum Hollow Trail\nAdmission: Free\nAddress: 13800 S. Shawdee Rd., Huntsville, AL\nWhy should you go: A scenic trail contains a stunning hidden waterfall. Website\nWe strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.