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William Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs, AL 35553
+1 205-489-5111
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Nice hiking

Bug spray is a MUST. August hiking in Alabama can be warm and buggy and humid - but still... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Waterford, Michigan
via mobile
Day hiking with family

My daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I went hiking to find waterfalls. My GPS stopped us at a... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Mary P
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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This unique ecosystem is perfect for winter hiking.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Double Springs, AL 35553
+1 205-489-5111
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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

Thank dchorton
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
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

3  Thank landrews
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.

2  Thank edwardkarens
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

2  Thank Rebecca S
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
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
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

2  Thank N3245KBandreww
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We always take a trip through Bankhead at least once or twice a year if not more. You can swim in the summer. If the water is up, you can canoe or kayak. Thompson's creek is a great place to hang out with the kids....More

2  Thank BamaGal83
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We saw the National Forest was near our route and aimed for it. There are a few pull offs and an old church we explored. We were going to stop at the picnic area to stretch our legs but it was across a bridge and...More

1  Thank Rick O
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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
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.
30 May 2016|
Response from Ann W | Reviewed this property |
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