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William B. Bankhead National Forest

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38 mi 61 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

Nearly 500 square miles of Alabama's limestone canyons and waterfalls around every corner. Elevation change is rather mild as the trails mainly follow water.

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Recommended Routes in William B. Bankhead National Forest - 2

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Favorite A beautiful section of river along the way.
Difficult

Sipsey Big Tree Loop

8.1 mi 13.0 km 780' Up 237.77 m Up 778' Down 237.23 m Down

Phil Ca…, AL
Favorite Sipsey Wilderness
Very Difficult

Randolph - Sipsey Loop

9.8 mi 15.7 km 834' Up 254.21 m Up 834' Down 254.15 m Down

Haleyville, AL

Trails in William B. Bankhead National Forest - 9

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3.4 mi 5.5 km #1Thompson Creek Trail # 206
Intermediate
Phil Campbell, AL
Intermediate
Phil Campbell, AL
7.5 mi 12.0 km #2Sipsey Wild Hiking Trail #209
Intermediate/Difficult
Double Springs, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
Double Springs, AL
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Randolph Wild Hiking Trail #202
Intermediate
Haleyville, AL
Intermediate
Haleyville, AL
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Rippey Wild Hiking Trail #201
Intermediate
Haleyville, AL
Intermediate
Haleyville, AL
10.7 mi 17.3 km #5Flint Creek Multi-Use Loop A
Intermediate
Danville, AL
Intermediate
Danville, AL
5.1 mi 8.2 km #6Flint Creek Multi-Use Loop B
Intermediate
Danville, AL
Intermediate
Danville, AL
3.4 mi 5.4 km #7Sipsey River Trail
Easy
Double Springs, AL
Easy
Double Springs, AL
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8East Bee Branch Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Double Springs, AL
Intermediate
Double Springs, AL
1.6 mi 2.5 km #9White Oak Branch - East Bee Branch Shortcut
Intermediate
Phil Campbell, AL
Intermediate
Phil Campbell, AL

Photos of William B. Bankhead National Forest - 22

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A beautiful section of river along the way.
Jun 15, 2017 near Haleyville, AL
Sipsey Wilderness
Feb 16, 2018 near Double…, AL
Sipsey Wilderness
Feb 16, 2018 near Double…, AL
View along the Sipsey River
Jan 11, 2018 near Double…, AL
Sipsey Wilderness
Mar 23, 2020 near Haleyville, AL
Sipsey Wilderness
Mar 23, 2020 near Double…, AL
Waterfall in the Sipsey Wilderness
Jan 11, 2018 near Double…, AL
Fall Creek Falls -- photo from July 2019. Based on discussion with other hikers who are familiar with this hike, water flow in the area was less than average for this time of year.
Jul 7, 2019 near Double…, AL