Walls of Jericho Overview
Mountains, woods, springs, hosting caves, rocky bluffs, grass coves and riparian forests greet visitors to the Walls of Jericho in Jackson County by the headwaters of the Paint Rock River. The 16,363 acres of these five tract acquisitions (Nos. 34, 36, 52, 60 and 76) are additional to Skyline Wildlife Management Area and physically link Skyline and Crow Creek Wildlife Management Areas together along Coon Creek.
Through partnerships with The Alabama Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Alabama Forest Resource Center, these tracts were acquired in part with funds provided by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy grant program.
Recreational opportunities abound and include horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting and wildlife observation.
From Scottsboro, take US 72 West approximately 4.8 miles to AL-79. Turn right on to AL- 79 and travel north approximately 25 miles to the horseback riding trail parking lot. Travel another mile north on AL-79 to the hiking trail parking lot.
Directions to Henshaw Cove parking lot:
From Scottsboro, take AL-35 North approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto AL-79 and travel north for 12 miles. Turn left onto AL-146, then turn right onto Jackson Co. Rd. 9. The road to the parking lot will be 2.4 miles ahead on the right.