Patreon April-May Featured Hikes – Zone 7 (Eastern Mountains) & Zone 8 (Southeast & Gulf States)

Zone 7

Eastern Mountain States (Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri)


PC Colin Janicek, All Rights Reserved

West Ridge Trail

2.4 mile loop; 295ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Views; river; forest; Weston Bend State Park

West Ridge Trail Guide


PC Kelsey, All Rights Reserved

Big Creek Cave Falls

3.0 miles out & back; 357ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Waterfall; historical interest; forest; Ozark National Forest

Big Creek Cave Falls Trail Guide


PC Lori Reed, All Rights Reserved

Low Hollow Trail

2.4 mile loop; 227ft. elevation gain; Moderate

River; forest; views; Bowling Green

Low Hollow Trail Guide


PC Michael Hicks, CC BY-ND 2.0

Base Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Gorge Overlook Trails

2.4 mile lollipop loop with spur; 633ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Waterfalls; forest; cliffs; Fall Creek Falls State Park

Base Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Gorge Overlook Trail Guide

Zone 8

Southeast & Gulf states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)


PC Jonathan Clark, All Rights Reserved

Big Creek Trail

6.9 mile loop; 374ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; creek; waterfall; J.C. Sonny Gilbert WMA

Big Creek Trail Guide


PC Chris Markham, CC BY-ND 2.0

Gulf Islands Seashore: Davis Bayou Area

3.1 miles out & back with spurs; 75ft. elevation gain; Easy

Views; ocean; forest; wildlife; Gulf Islands National Seashore

Davis Bayou Area Trail Guide


PC Jeffrey Blakemore, All Rights Reserved

Cheaha Falls

2.1 miles out & back; 196ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; waterfall; Talladega National Forest

Cheaha Falls Trail Guide


PC National Forests in Florida, Public Domain

Leon Sinks Loop

3.0 mile loop; 119ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Swamp; sinkholes; forest; ponds; Apalachicola National Forest

Leon Sinks Loop Trail Guide

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