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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

Discover this unique natural treasure in Northwest Alabama

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is open to the public each weekend (Friday – Sunday from 7 AM – 5 PM). Open major holidays, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When you arrive, sign in is required at the visitor support station.

This breathtaking property southwest of Tuscumbia offers hiking trails created by original owners and caretakers Jim and Faye Lacefield, who donated the property to the Land Trust of North Alabama in February 2023. Cane Creek Canyon’s rolling topography and dramatic falls provide an incredibly diverse ecological area supporting significant biodiversity, cultural history as well as recreational and educational opportunities. Protection of the property prevents degradation of these rich biological resources and aquatic corridors providing habitats for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The Lacefields purchased 40 acres of land in 1979 and gradually expanded property to its current 693 acres.

If you are interested in supporting the continued maintenance and protection of this special piece of North Alabama, please make a donation at the link below.

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Sign In & Parking

  • All visitors should sign in at the visitor support station located next to the main parking area when you arrive.
  • To access trails from the north entrance, check in at the visitor support station located next to the main parking area as normal but also request a parking permit to display on your car’s dashboard. You can then drive around to the north entrance. Before leaving, please return your parking permit.
  • A private residence is located adjacent to the main entrance. Please avoid this area.

Cane Creek Canyon

The hiking trail that descends to the main Cane Creek Canyon has approximately 350 feet of elevation change from ridge top to creek level. It is listed as “moderate” in difficulty. Miles of marked and maintained hiking trails lead the hiker to scenic canyon overlooks, rich wildflower areas, creek access points, pioneer cabin sites, and other natural, cultural and archeological features.