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

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Miles of trails that are great for riding! The trails are wet so be prepared. Lots of fun and natural beauty!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Hayden, Alabama
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Hayden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Miles of trails that are great for riding! The trails are wet so be prepared. Lots of fun and natural beauty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The entire area is nothing short of magical--miles and miles of trails, campgrounds, swimming and water sports, fishing, hunting, and literally anything you can think of doing. (Corinth campground is fantastic! Smith Lake Dam is cool to visit. There is so much to do around the lake and in the forest! Oh, don't forget Brushy Lake Campground and Pine Torch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the best experiences I had on my journey from South Padre Island TX to Binghamton NY for my 50th High School reunion. I kept extending my stay right through Memorial Day for almost 2 weeks. A beautiful well maintained facility run by civilian camp hosts. Restrooms were immaculate. Located just outside Double Springs, AL on the deep crystal... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Kinlock Falls is a favorite among the locals. I have visited this waterfall many times in the last 20 years. At the top of the falls is a great rock to picnic on with the family. The falls are flat at top. The first small drop is what I call the jacuzzi as it goes to my waist and jacuzzi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have visited Bankhead NF many times from short day trips for picnics and hikes to a 5 day backpacking trip, and even renting a nearby cabin. Bankhead is beautiful and offers a variety of landscapes. The Sipsey Wilderness area is our favorite with its many waterfalls, Borden Creek perfect for wading, and even old growth forests. Our kids love... More 

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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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Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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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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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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Address: Double Springs, AL 35553
Phone Number: 205-489-5111
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Double Springs

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