Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A trip up Oak Mountain,Birmingham ,Alabama

Tuesday, We did not have a lot of work to do .So we decided to visit Oak Mountain to look at he Big Waterfall.(What we heard) Oak Mountain is a State Park about 2 miles from the Exit 246,Highway 119, just beside I 65.

The fee is $2.00 per person. This is a very big state park, with a few lakes,where you and fish and paddle boat. A camping site where you can camp or park your RV.
There are quite a few hiking trails and a tree cabin trail.Also A wildlife park.You also can watch the birds.

We try to look for the waterfall, and follow the narrow road up the mountain, about 4 miles. We went to the top, and there is such a beautiful view looking down at the city. The air is so fresh. We reach the site which led us to the fall, we have to get down and wall about 0.4 miles.As we walked ,we expected to find a very Hugh Waterfall, but to our disappointment, was a small water fall among all the giant rocks.That site is very peaceful. We met a few visitors, taking pictures of the fall.

But I like this place very much, so quiet and peaceful, and far away from the busy city life.One can really relax here.

Almost 1 pm and we drove downhill, but I will definitely visit this place again and maybe camp here for a few days.Beautiful place.

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