In this Micro-Adventure, Solo Hiking Ep-6 – Dismals Canyon 2! The Land Time Forgot! Seriously!, I find myself traveling to Dismals Canyon in Northwest Alabama!
Dismals Canyon is a federally designated National Natural Landmark. According to their website: Dismals Canyon – located in Northwest Alabama – is an 85 acre (34 ha) Nature Conservatory privately owned and operated. It is not a State Park or National Park. However, it was designated a “National Natural Landmark” in 1975 by the National Natural Landmarks Program. NNLs are administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Solo Hiking in the Dismals Canyon proved to be a wonderful micro-adventure. The Dismals Canyon floor is known for its fauna, massive rock walls, waterfalls and it’s beautiful creek that runs beside the entire trail.
Solo Hiking Dismals Canyon will take you as long as you’d like but is only 1 1/2 miles long. But there is sooooo much to see in Dismals Canyon that it will take longer than your typical solo hike might.
Dismals Canyon is also known for it’s glow worms! That’s right, worms that glow at night. In fact, Dismals Canyon offers nighttime hikes just to see the worms.
If you enjoy solo hiking or hiking in general, Dismals Canyon is a must do hike. It’s cool on the Canyon floor but can also be dark if the sun isn’t out, so be aware if you plan to take a lot of pictures or video.
This Micro-Adventure, Solo Hiking Ep-6 – Dismals Canyon 2! The Land Time Forgot! Seriously! was one of my micro-adventure highlights and might very well become one of yours.