Information on:

Noccalula Falls Park

1600 Noccalula Rd

The falls are located on land once owned by R.A. Mitchell, who gave the site to the city of Gadsden, so that the area could be improved, and everyone could enjoy the majestic falls. Across the street from the falls you will find R.A. Mitchell Elementary School, named in his honor. The main feature of the park is a notable 90-foot (27-m) waterfall with a gorge trail winding through its basin and past caves, an aboriginal fort, an abandoned dam, pioneer homestead, and Civil War carvings. The park also features a petting zoo, mini-golf course, the Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge (built 1899) and a replica 1863 C. P. Huntington train ride. It was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on May 12, 1976.


Colleen Lemasters

Thursday, May 31, 2018
We were just passing through the area, and had been talking about finding a place to get our dogs out of the car for a little bit. This place looked perfect! For the most part it was!!! We started off on the main trail and went towards the back of the park where we found a trial map. The only complaint I have is the posted trail maps aren’t very well marked. A “you are here” marker would go a long way. We only did some of the “loop” trails, so we wouldn’t get lost. This is a great park! I wish we lived closer to enjoy it more often.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
A great place to visit for all groups! The falls are really impressive nestled away in Alabama with a crazy story which helps pull the significance out to our diverse history in America. We went to the park side which offers a train ride around the park with the conductor pointing out the various historical buildings. There's a "petting zoo" and I use that loosely. The trek to the falls might be trying for some that are less able bodied but well worth it, just watch your step. Alabama has it's visual spectacles that's for sure.

Mary Cormaci

Monday, June 11, 2018
This campground is the BEST! Bathrooms are pristine, camp area is pretty and there are fireflies outside. The grotto/swimming area below the falls is a bit hard to get to, but well worth the trek, and also gorgeous from the lookout deck if not up for the hike.

Andrew Sullens

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Park is clean and well kept. The only issue I have ever had is from other visitors with a less than desirable attitude, but that is quite rare and no fault of the park. Quite kid friendly and there is even a small train to ride at times. Can't wait to go back!

Nolan Williams

Thursday, March 29, 2018
A great place to take your family to just unplug from everything in the world other then each other and nature. Very inexpensive just pay the park entrance fee and you get the enjoy the petting zoo, a fun train ride, and of course the beautiful wooded trail to the waterfall. Seeing the excitement my kids had and how awestruck they get when they stand both above and below the falls is something I know I will always remember.

Noccalula Falls Park is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media