I have lived in Alabama, off and on, since 1988.

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I thought I knew about every cool spot in the state worth checking out.

Yet, I was blown away by a spot that I had never heard about until 2022.

It also caught my eye after blowing up on social media in the last couple months.

I will share with you a video that got me interested in visiting this spot, just below.

 

@pauiietravels You need a permit to enter. They’re free and easy to get. You also need a headlight and a helmet. I only took mine off for the shot. And as always; be careful and leave no trace!📍Stephens gap, Alabama #alabama#alabamanature#cave#waterfall#cavewaterfall#thingstodoinalabama#hiking#hiketok#granolagirl#hiddengems#stephensgap#stephensgapcave#fyp#foryoupage#traveltips#traveltok#secretplaces#coolcaves#americanroadtrip#usaroadtrip♬ original sound - ♡ꕤ♡
*Video from pauiietravels/TikTok
Now that I have been there, I am pretty obsessed with sharing it with others in Alabama. Plus, the other great videos that show it off.

@sirwilliamnolen Stephens Gap Cave #explorewithnolen#youtube#exploringhistory#exploringwithnolen#localhistory#youtuber#explorer#adventuretime#exploring#history#stephensgapcave#stephensgap#hiking#hikingadventures#thisisalabama#onlyinalabama#alabamacheck♬ original sound - William Nolen

 

*Video from sirwilliamnolen/TikTok
What a unique and cool place with a waterfall inside a cave.
You just do not see that in caves.

@inlovewithwanderlust What a unique experience to see a waterfall inside a cave!! ⛰️😍 Just a heads up 👉The Stephens Gap Cave Trail requires a permit before visiting. The permits are free and can be obtained at: https://permits.scci.org/ . Oh Make sure to wear good shoes because it is rocky heading into the cave and can be slippery!#Inlovewithwanderlust #Alabama #TravelUSA #StephensGapCave #Cave #Waterfall #Hiking #CouplesWhoTravel #Nature #Outdoors♬ Send Me on My Way - Guy Meets Girl
*Video from inlovewithwanderlust/TikTok
Now, thanks to this fellow below, I want to know everything about these OTHER hidden gems in Alabama!

@thejourney2016 Alabama hidden gems. What state next? #alabama#alabamacheck#CrucialCatch#BeConvincing#dismalscanyon#rolltide#wareagle♬ Stunnin' (feat. Harm Franklin) - Curtis Waters
*Video from thejourney2016/TikTok
If you have had experiences in one of these spots, please let me know in the comments.

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