A female hiker found herself in trouble in the Walls of Jericho Sunday night.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said the woman, from Huntsville, got lost and turned around.

“It got dark, and she couldn’t find her way out,” said Harnen. “She had no flashlight.”

Harnen said Scottsboro-Jackson County Rescue Squad and Hytop Fire Department assisted in the search, locating the woman after about an hour, near the Tennessee line.

“She was fine,” said Harnen. “She was scared. Her family was very appreciative.”

Harnen said it’s a regular occurrence at the Walls of Jericho. More times than not, people need rescuing.

“People need to be aware that it isn’t walking trail,” he said. “It’s a rough hike in the mountains.”

Harnen said people should not go alone but in groups.

“They also need to have provisions to last at least 24 hours, in case something happens,” he said. “And make sure your family knows you are going.”

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