Land Manager: Privately owned

Native Lands: 

ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East) , Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) , S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) (from

Area Rep: Sam

Griffin Falls is a small sandstone cliff line that runs perpendicular to Interstate 59 near Collinsville in northeast Alabama. Griffin Falls is best known for it’s waterfall, a beautiful cascading drop of about 40, feet smashing in to boulders down below. The cliff line is private, but the land owner has graciously allowed climbers to use the land. The parking lot is small so please carpool and bring a trash bag, as the parking lot tends to be a dumping ground.


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What to Expect

Griffin Falls is a small sandstone cliff, hosting a small variety of traditional routes. Recommended Routes: Knife Crack (5.9), Power Windows (5.11b), Grace under Pressure (5.10 cd), Second Cup (5.11a), Romano’s Crack (5.10 c)

Access notes

  • Be a good neighbor: Please make a good impression by driving slowly, smiling and being respectful to neighbors.
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash.
  • Leave No Trace: Griffin Falls has become a destination for trash dumping. Please not only clean up your own trash, but bring trash bags and haul out trash when you come.
  • Be kind and respectful to landowners if approached while climbing.


No camping at Griffin Falls


More information on Griffin Falls can be found in the Dixie Craggers Atlas