The Heart of Dixie is blessed with natural wonders. One of those gems is Buck's Pocket State Park in Alabama, nestled within the picturesque setting in the northern part of the state. This state park has a peaceful trail tucked amongst the trees that will lead you to a breathtaking view of the Appalachian Mountains.\nPoint Rock Trail is a 1.1-mile path that is perfect for hikers. The trail begins at the Little Sauty Bridge in Buck's Pocket Canyon, near the park's campgrounds. The trail is named as such after the formation of sandstone foundations that created the canyon, according to the park's website.\nDuring your trek, you'll encounter such features as the Little Sauty Creek, a buffet of wildflowers and ferns, and unique formations that have existed in the area for nearly 250 million years.\nOnce you've reached the end of the trail, therein lies the payoff, a drop-dead gorgeous view of Buck's Pocket at the Point Rock Overlook. Here, you can witness the towering trees painting the canyon floor a dreamy green.\nThe Point Rock Overlook is equipped with railings to keep hikers safe, but if you're adventurous, you can venture out on to the gorge itself. Keep in mind, however, that you'll be 800 feet above the canyon floor.\nView this post on Instagram Sometimes this is all you need. A post shared by Diana (@dianalessthan3) on Apr 18, 2020 at 4:14pm PDT\nWhile the Point Rock Trail provides the best views of the canyon, the trail isn't for novice hikers. It is considered a "moderate-to-hard" trail due to consistent climbing, the park's website says.\nIf you're searching for a less-intensive trail, but still want the view payoff, try the High Bluff Trail, a 1/2-mile trail that passes by refreshing streams and features a towering beech tree right in front of the trail's overhang.\nView this post on Instagram Can’t think of a better way to social distance then hiking the great outdoors and taking advantage of the space Mother Nature gave us to refresh our minds and bodies 💓 didn’t even have to make room to keep our distance from anyone as there was literally just us two out hiking this mountain and what a beautiful day for it. #buckspocket #alabama #chasingwaterfalls #socialdistancing #gooutside #exploremore #northalabama #hikingadventures #mountains #springtime #naturelovers #naturecalls #alabama #socialdistancing #socialdistancing2020 #hikealabama A post shared by Esta Eberhardt (@capturedmemoriesbyesta) on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:53pm PDT\nExperiencing the beauty of Buck's Pocket State Park was almost not to be. The campground is set to reopen in June after being stuck in financial limbo for three years, according to AL.com.\nView this post on Instagram Social distancing at its finest! A post shared by Alexia Rose Niles (@_alexia.rose_) on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:24pm PDT\nSince then, the park has included enhancements like adding an off-road-vehicle trail for thrill-seekers looking to take in the natural gifts this lush escape has to offer.\nBuck's Pocket State Park\nAddress: 393 County Road 174, Grove Oak, AL 35975\nWhy you should visit: This park has beautiful trails that will lead to expansive views of the Appalachian Mountains.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.