Sunday before Memorial Day we went over to Lake Martin (Dadeville, AL). Our usual tradition of camping at the lake with our friends got derailed mainly due to weather. However, Sunday turned out to be a hot sunny day. It’s crazy that as many times as we’ve been to Lake Martin, we had actually never been to Smith Mountain. There’s a .8 mile loop from a parking lot to the fire tower and back. Once you get up to the tower there are some beautiful views even if you don’t go up the tower.

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

Smith Mountain - Jacksons' Gap, AL

After hiking back down, we stopped for chicken fingers at Louis’s and then it was time to get on the lake!

More info about Smith Mountain:
Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Lake Martin
Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Mountain ProjectSmith Mountain Fire Tower by Hiking Project
Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Tour East Alabama
Smith Mountain Fire Tower Trail by All Trails