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  1. A Backcountry Thanksgiving Feast

    Folks headed to the Alabama backcountry for Thanksgiving can feast on turkey and all the trimmings.

  2. 7 Tips for Buying Hiking Shoes & Boots

    If you’re gearing up for an Alabama fall hike, it's important to invest in a good pair of shoes or boots.

  3. Tips on Safe Hiking During Hunting Season

    In the fall, Alabama hikers must be aware of hunters and follow certain safety procedures.

  4. Trout Fishing on Alabama's Sipsey Fork

    The Sipsey Fork branch of Alabama’s Black Warrior River is a trout oasis for fishermen in the South.

  5. Hiking Through Birmingham’s Remarkable Mining & Steel History

    These Birmingham trails explore the mines and mills used to forge iron and steel.

  6. Haunted Hikes of Alabama

    Hiking to Alabama's spookiest spots, from haunted shelters to forests where things go bump in the night.

  7. A Classic Overnight Kayaking Trip on the Cahaba River

    Kayaking and camping on the Cahaba, Alabama's longest unimpeded river.

  8. ‘Exploring Wild Alabama’ Highlights 150 Must-See Destinations

    "Exploring Wild Alabama" details the ecology, landscapes, flora and fauna of 150 areas available to the public.

  9. 10 Must-See Alabama Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes

    Here are Alabama's best festivals and corn mazes, from Guntersville to the Gulf Coast.

  10. Hiking the 5,500-Mile Eastern Continental Trail

    A portion of he 5,500-mile Eastern Continental Trail runs through Alabama

  11. Tips on Hiking with Dogs in Alabama

    Here are expert tips on hiking with dogs in Alabama, plus several great pet-friendly trails.

  12. Starry Night: The Best Places to Go Stargazing in Alabama

    From hidden hikes to quiet lakes, the state is full of spots to soak up the night sky. Here, the best places to go stargazing in Alabama.

  13. 10 of the Toughest Outdoor Adventures in Alabama

    From hardcore hikes to challenging climbs to hair-raising rapids, Alabama has plenty of ways to up the adventure ante. Here, 10 brag-worthy ways to do it.

  14. Trail Angels in Alabama: What They Do and Why They Do It

    For weary hikers, these selfless souls seem heaven sent. Here, the backstory on trail angels in Alabama.

  15. Spring in Your Step: The Best Alabama Running Groups

    For great inspiration to lace up your sneakers, check out the best Alabama running groups the next time you head out.

  16. 6 Must-Do Nature Conservancy Hikes in Alabama

    Alabama is full of great hikes, many courtesy of groups like the Nature Conservancy. Here, 6 must-do Nature Conservancy hikes.

  17. Aerial Adventure: 5 Fantastic Ziplines in the Southeast

    Take your adventure to new heights with these 5 great ziplines in the Southeast.

  18. The Ultimate Alabama Road Trip: 7 Days of Adventure Across the Yellow Hammer State

    From the sparkling waters of the Gulf to the state's highest peak, here's how to map out the ultimate Alabama road trip.

  19. The Great Eastern Trail: An Appalachian Trail Alternative

    Looking for an alternative to hiking the AT? Consider the Great Eastern Trail, a work in progress that runs from New York State to Alabama.

  20. Hamming It Up on the Trail: The Story of Alabama's Ham Radio Hikers

    A look at the unique individuals who hike the state’s magnificent trails and, while doing so, communicate with the world via amateur or “ham” radio.

  21. Bigfoot in Alabama? Some Outdoor Enthusiasts Say So

    According to some outdoor enthusiasts, the legend of Bigfoot in Alabama could be more than just talk. Here, what investigators say about the mysterious sightings.

  22. 6 Extraordinarily Inspiring Runners From Alabama

    Need some motivation to lace up your sneakers? You'll love the stories of Alabama's most inspiring runners.

  23. 5 Historic Hidden Treasures on Alabama Trails

    Hidden within Alabama’s forests, black water rivers, and delta, historic treasures are waiting to be explored. Here, 5 not to miss.

  24. The Boom of Birmingham Trail Running

    In recent years, Birmingham has become a hub for trail running in the South. We take a closer look at this exciting trend.

  25. Outlaw Hideouts, Hidden Passageways, and Primeval Landscapes: Discovering the Secrets of Dismals Canyon

    This natural playground is full of Native American history and once served as an outlaws' hideout. It's now a must-do hike in Alabama.

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