Walls of Jericho - Estillfork, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 34° 59.443 W 086° 06.235
16S E 581779 N 3872380
Quick Description: Located on the Tennessee and Alabama Border.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2021 2:02:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM15EJC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
This wonderful gem of a geologic feature is located on the Tennessee and Alabama border. It can be accessed from two trailheads, both of which are on the same highway. The hike can be strenuous for some so plan accordingly.

The following is taken from Wikipedia:
The Walls of Jericho is a 750-acre (300 ha) natural area that is within the 8,943-acre (3,619 ha) Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Tennessee, which is contiguous to the Skyline WMA in Alabama. It was designated in 2016 and is owned by State of Tennessee. Both of the public lands on the Tennessee and Alabama side total 21,453 acres (8,682 ha). The initiative to acquire this land was a lengthy project completed by The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee and Alabama. The natural area is approximately twelve miles south of Winchester in southern Franklin County.

The southern boundary of the natural area follows the Alabama-Tennessee state line where the actual “Walls of Jericho” is located.

The “Walls” is an impressive geological feature that forms a large bowl shaped amphitheater. Embedded in the limestone are bowling ball size holes from which water drips and spouts, creating a unique water feature. This amphitheater gives rise to steep 200-foot (61 m) sheer rock walls that creates the natural feature defining the amphitheater. Turkey Creek drains through the “Walls” and has been an active geological force in creating the amphitheater.

Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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