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William Bankhead National Forest

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Address: PO Box 278, Double Springs, AL 35553
Phone Number: 205-489-5111
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Description: This unique ecosystem is perfect for winter hiking.

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Day Hikers

Based on what I can find the Sipsey Forest seems to be the most popular area for hiking. I would recommend starting from the 200 trailhead which as noted in a previous post is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Noah F
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Wheeling, Illinois
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Wheeling, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Based on what I can find the Sipsey Forest seems to be the most popular area for hiking. I would recommend starting from the 200 trailhead which as noted in a previous post is located at 34.285583,-87.398552. I hiked the 200 trail as well as parts of the 203 and 207. The 200 trail was definitely the highlight with the... More 

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Waxhaw, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is buried down miles and miles of long local roads, highways do not go here or even close to here. Garmin tried to take us down a dirt road, needless to say that's when we pulled out a map. Once we arrived the check in people were very nice and helpful. They set us up on a wonderful hill... More 

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Selmer, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Bankhead National Forest is a place for all families/hikers to go. We hiked Trailhead 200 from the South to the rock tunnel and then turned around. We spent maybe 3 hours on this hike taking out time to eat snacks and taking breaks to enjoy the quiet and views of rocks and surrounding area. The website to research more is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Returned to the Corinth Campground. This is now our favorite RV parking spot in the Southeast. We took long walks into the surrounding areas. We rowed our inflatable kayak on Smith Lake. We bicycled all around. Best of all, we got to see Natural Bridge and Dismals Canyon. Finally, the hikes in the Sipsey Wilderness were nothing short of magical.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited Bankhead this past summer. The falls are not marked because it is not for in-experienced nor physically limited individuals. The hike is moderate, but when you get close to the falls, he becomes very difficult. But believe me....it is well worth it to all those 'Waterfall Chasers' like me!!! It is so beautiful. I found one of God's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This was our second trip to the Bankhead NF. We stayed in the Corinth Campground in our new travel trailer. This is the best managed, best laid out, and best located campground in all of Alabama. With a full hook-up and a delightfully flat and graded site, it was heaven. The lake and boat ramp (Smith Lake) where very close... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Houston access: Beautiful trails to enjoy nature and silence. Very basic services. Be sure to bring water and snacks as there are no concessions in (or close to) the area.

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Sulligent, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Beauty at its best! Hills,trees,creeks,wildlife,old buildings,arrow heads.Plenty of room for the little ones to roam and explore.

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decatur,al
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A drive through Bankhead forest in the fall is a glorius, heart throbbing, and color infusing passage through nature. You will see leaves that are every color in the rainbow. Don't miss it.

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Shipshewana, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

nice affordablecamping, pleasant and informative staff. wo muchto see and do...just make sureto wear snake boots.bahaha. They also have serious deer and with that hunters butthe staff will give you all types of info to stay safe

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