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William Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs, AL 35553
+1 205-489-5111
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Absolutely Gorgeous

Absolutely gorgeous! It's one of nature's breathtaking sceneries. What a hidden gem with so many... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Dustin G
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Trail run / hike could not have been any better !!! Wow.

Homewood , Al Decided to venture out with our trail running and chose the Sispy Wilderness to... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Mike H
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This unique ecosystem is perfect for winter hiking.
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Double Springs, AL 35553
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+1 205-489-5111
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous! It's one of nature's breathtaking sceneries. What a hidden gem with so many hiking paths, camping, and easy places to explore. Been to many places around the US, but Alabama has one of the best here!

1  Thank Dustin G
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Homewood , Al Decided to venture out with our trail running and chose the Sispy Wilderness to visit. Dec 13, 2017 was a crisp , invigorating, call of wild, day. Early start to Double Springs Alabama with a stop along the way at Arley Coffee...More

1  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Bug spray is a MUST. August hiking in Alabama can be warm and buggy and humid - but still enjoyable. My real only complaint is I wish the trails were a little wider and obvious as it is sometimes easy to veer off track like...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

My daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I went hiking to find waterfalls. My GPS stopped us at a trailhead, so we hopped out to check it out. We walked for 45 mintues on an unmarked trail and finally found a small waterfall. Very exciting trip. My husband...More

3  Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

My husband and I took our two dogs and hiked across a bridge and along a river. There were picnic areas with grills and concrete tables. The oak leaf hydrangeas were at their peak and the weather was great. Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful meal...More

4  Thank landrews
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We hiked Caney Creek Falls and Sipsey river and found both to be very navigable, if you are in the area we recommend you hike here.

5  Thank edwardkarens
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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...More

3  Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such a fantastic place to hike! We've been to this forest many times. So many trails to choose from. Lots of waterfalls to see, small to large. Easy hikes and challenging hikes. Meet fellow hikers on the trails. Go visit!

2  Thank bamamargo
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I went tent camping with family at Clear Creek campsite. Maybe I am spoiled with other national parks but was underwhelmed by the landscape. On my arrival to the edge of the National Forest there was no clear information point or ranger station for info...More

1  Thank Karlito12345
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The trip to Bankhead forest was great. The trails are well kept up. You can get up close and personal with nature and its beauty. We hiked to Caney Creek Falls and it was spectacular I could have just sat there for hours and watch...More

3  Thank N3245KBandreww
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sharanjennings
30 September 2016|
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Response from Kay W | Reviewed this property |
You can't go wrong with any of the roads. Foliage is great on all of them. It is still early though--not much changing going on just yet. I would give it at least three weeks to see peak colors. I live nearby and would be... More
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Emmabear7410
28 August 2016|
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Response from Bamabit3 | Reviewed this property |
Ranger station is hard to get on the phone. They are helpful once you do. I believe the Ranger Station is located on Hwy 33 in Double Springs. The Rangers will be riding the parks during the holiday weekend.
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tpwesterman
30 May 2016|
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I spoke with a friend who works for the forestry service. She has never heard of Yellow Bluff. She said you can camp pretty much anywhere in the forest but said to be very careful with campfires because everything is so dry... More
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