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William Bankhead National Forest

PO Box 278, Double Springs, AL 35553
205-489-5111
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Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: This unique ecosystem is perfect for winter hiking.
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Selmer, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Mobile
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Union
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

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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Mobile
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Gardendale, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Bankhead is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon for a walk, or a longer hike, even if you don't have an entire weekend to devote to a larger park. Beautiful and historical, wildlife and trails.

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Some very-hard-to-find trails, but a beautiful area. Not as much wildlife as we'd hoped, and given that it was rather dry when we went, not a lot of waterfalls tricking much either. We had a great two-hour trek through a small muddy cave, and down by the river though, and the drive in/through the forest was gorgeous too. Bring lunch/dinner,... More

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