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“Excellent hike. Very easy trial to follow. Hiker traffic is moderate depending on the weather.”
— Tylyr Butler
Please do not explore caves. The native bat species in the area is subject to contracting White-Noise Syndrome (WNS).
There are also some USFS restrictions on areas for a monument survey. Trees will be marked with red dye/paint.
Exact Coordinates (34.3408500, -87.4705500) of the trailhead
If you get the chance to explore the needles eye, it will be worth the time.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Swimming — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Need to Know
Multiple shallow creek crossings during nominal weather conditions.
Beware of some technical spots along the trail.
Expect a great time if you love the outdoors.
Flora & Fauna
Always look out for Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac.
***Also take note of the three common venomous snake species native to the area. Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus). Google Search for a picture to identify them if you are not native to the southeast.
History & Background
Established by Mark Ivy Burks of Birmingham