Walls of Jericho
Straddling the Tennessee-Alabama state line, this strenuous 7-mile hike explores the headwaters of the Paint Rock River, delving deep into a natural ravine amphitheater. The tract of land generally referred to as Walls of Jericho is over 25,000 acres in extreme northern Jackson County, Alabama and Franklin County, Tennessee. It’s a triumph of public land acquisition, through ef Nature Conservancy. The “Walls” themselves are a natural stone amphitheater with various water features, including pools and waterfalls. Be warned that the climb out of the canyon is quite demanding. You should allow at least six hours for the hike to the Walls and the return trip, if you’re of average fitness.