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This section of Bankhead Forest contains 25 miles of trails for hiking.

This section of Bankhead Forest contains 25 miles of trails for hiking.

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Wonderful Day for a Hike in the Woods

We hiked at the Sipsey Wilderness. There is an abundance of birds, flora and fauna. The trails were fairly easy, with multiple waterfalls. Parking lot is spacious with a $3 per... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Rebecca S
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Arley, Alabama, United States
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Arley, Alabama, United States
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We hiked at the Sipsey Wilderness. There is an abundance of birds, flora and fauna. The trails were fairly easy, with multiple waterfalls. Parking lot is spacious with a $3 per vehicle charge. Trail is fairly easy to follow, but not marked. We had children 5-12 with us. There are poisonous plants along the path, so long pants are advised.... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Sipsey has a great trail network suitable for backpackers but not so remote that it keeps day hikers and kids out. We were just out over the three day weekend and only came across twenty or so people. Great camping sites, especially 5+ miles in, but there are some fine ones only a mile or so in if you have... More 

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Thank Zach B
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

This was a great trip with the family. The first day was near water and easily able to filter water for the adventure. Trail 201 however has no water so pack accordingly. We had a great campsite with plenty of trees to hand out 8 hammocks. Trails are not marked with color or anything of that nature so bring a... More 

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Thank Pam M
Brandon, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife decided to make a drive during our stay at Marriott Shoals Resort on our 1st Anniversary. An early spring trek along the river at the trailhead was beautiful. We will come back when we can spend more time. Oh, BRING A GOOD CAMERA, numerous things to photograph.

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Thank RickyFlynt
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Several 2-8 mile point to point trails that can be combined into loops. Bought a trail map in Huntsville and we were easily able to navigate the 209-202-201 for a 16 mile loop from the Sipsey trail head. There was a reasonable bathroom facility at that trailhead and many established campsites along the 209. Looks like one could make up... More 

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Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

I am lucky enough to live very close to this. We visit almost every month for a day of hiking. There are numerous trailheads to start at and many trails intersect with each other so it up to you how far and at what intensity you want to hike. Be sure and get a trail map to keep with you.... More 

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alabama
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

We walked trail 200 from parking lot to Borden Creek bridge. There was still snow and sleet on the ground. The creek was too high...and cold... For me to ford are swim. I did see a party that crossed. Scenery was great. A couple of stream crossings were a little muddy. The tunnel was a neat change of pace. Biggest... More 

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Florence, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

This is a wonderful place to spend 1-3 days hiking and exploring. Fall-spring are the best, since it can be very overgrown in the summer. Many trails make loops you can do in a long day, or overnight. Largest tree in Alabama is here! It's a wonderful place to hike and backpack.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Another facet of Alabama that is so endearing. This area is relatively unvisited and hopefully will remain so. It is in a National Forest and has some of the best hiking in the state. The rock ledges and outcroppings have to be seen to be believed. We saw many water runoffs from bluffs that were perfect for picture taking. A... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

This past weekend we decided to hike trail 200 from both bridges as well as camp at the service road side. With the exception of a few muddy spots the trail is fairy easy and well marked. What I loved about the trail is the terrain changes in such a small area. It switches from typical Alabama areas to hemlock... More 

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