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William B. Bankhead National Forest

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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.

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 View along the Sipsey River
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

William B. Bankhead National Forest Running

  • 115 Miles 185 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within William B. Bankhead National Forest

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Trails in William B. Bankhead National Forest - 22

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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
2.6 mi 4.1 km #5Borden Creek Trail #200
Intermediate/Difficult
Double Springs, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
Double Springs, AL
4.7 mi 7.5 km #6Lookout Trail #203
Intermediate/Difficult
Double Springs, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
Double Springs, AL
6.9 mi 11.1 km #7Mitchell Ridge Trail #210
Intermediate/Difficult
Moulton, AL
Intermediate/Difficult
Moulton, AL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #8Bee Branch Trail #204
Intermediate
Double Springs, AL
Intermediate
Double Springs, AL
4.2 mi 6.7 km #9Braziel Creek Trail #207
Intermediate
Double Springs, AL
Intermediate
Double Springs, AL
10.7 mi 17.3 km #10Flint Creek Multi-Use Loop A
Intermediate
Danville, AL
Intermediate
Danville, 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
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
Sipsey Wilderness
Mar 23, 2020 near Phil Ca…, AL
Sipsey Wilderness
Mar 23, 2020 near Haleyville, AL