Bee Branch Trail is a 11.4 mile point-to-point trail located near Double Springs, AL and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Favorite place to camp, hike, and rappel off the water falls! Best route is to park at Thompson Creek trial head and hike along the creek and then Sipsey River to West Bee Branch Canyon. Been a lot of places but this is a favorite. Camp right in the canyon by the creek for pumping water and enjoy the rock walls and water falls all around you.
At the waterfall is a great place to rappell. Camping at the top of waterfall is spectacular. Large boulders at bottom are enormous. Do not drink water without treating with a viral guard or boiling. Had the luxury of obtaining giardiasis . Not fun! After heavy rain there is a 50 foot river to swim across depending on which way you enter, bring large trash bags to put gear in. 150' static line needed to rappel. Been many times. All will enjoy.
Hiked it today to see if the trail was walkable after all the storms we've had this spring. Trail was easily passible. It was a very hot day, so it wasn't the nicest day to hike. I found what would be a large waterfall, but it had dried up. I will go back after some rain to check it out. As I got near Sipsey Creek I found a maze of unmarked trails. None were on my map. It was a long drop to the creek, but it was easy to hike across without getting wet. Going to try this hike again this winter!