Mardis Mill Falls

Recently, I traveled to Blount County which is the home of several Covered Bridges. However, today I was visiting Mardis Mill Fall.


Early fall has finally made its way into Alabama. Leaves have just begun to change their color and there have even been a day or two that has been a little crisper than usual.


This is just another way of saying that temperatures have dropped below 80 degrees a few times.


With a name such as this, I was hoping to find a mill, but I guess that it long gone.



The area is a nice quaint place located off of Mardis Mill Road just outside of Cleveland.


This visit gave me an opportunity to play with some HDR and even this HDR Pano .




N34° 02’ 51.6” W86° 25’ 15.0”

Directions to Mardis Mill Falls from Cleveland, Alabama. Travel North on US-231. When US 231 will bear to right, make the turn and continue to follow US-231 for about 2.5 miles. You will turn right on Mardis Mill Road (dirt road). After about a half of a mile you’ll cross a bridge and the road will curve sharply to the left. Between the bridge and this curve you will notice a large flat ground rock to the left. There is more than enough room to park a couple of cars there. After parking take the trail across the road and walk into the clearing. It isn’t very far, just keep bearing to the right until you see the creek below.

4 thoughts on “Mardis Mill Falls

  1. You should include a warning that there is glass in the water. My 10 yr old daughter had to be rushed 30 miles to the nearest hospital for 6 stitches in her foot.

    1. Cindy, I’m so sorry to read the story about your daughter. When I was small, my dad taught me when we went camping, to always leave the grounds better than we found them. I’m sure that you were taught this as well. Unfortunately, not everyone abides by this rule. As you pointed out, it is always a good idea to at least wear a pair of water shoes when enjoying wild areas such as this. In fact, I wore a pair of high rubber boots when I took these images.

  2. We visited Mardis Mills yesterday. I will second the comment made by Cindy. There is glass literally everywhere. I saw her review on the Facebook page before checking the place out. I pulled out all of our water shoes and headed there to check it out or myself. We had fun, it was absolutely beautiful scenery and we all enjoyed walking under the falls. It’s such a shame that people trashed the place. We’ll be back, but I’m undecided on bringing the kids with us next time, because of the glass. Sorry about what happened to your daughter Cindy!

    1. I couldn’t agree more Amanda. It sadden me to see the thoughtlessness and carelessness of a few people. I’ve seen it too often. I’ve photoshopped graffiti away from the cliffs in images of other waterfalls. Unfortunately, it still remains in real life. Thanks for visiting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *