Sipsey River Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Sipsey River Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, AL that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.0 miles 190 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

muddy

rocky

Solitude, rock formations, older growth forest This trail has two personalities. In parts it is a wonderful trail through some of the older growth forest. This trail is one of the only marked trails in sipsey. The trail markings are spaced orange flags. Towards the 2.5 mile point the reason for these markers becomes dramatically apparent. Due to the huge numbers of unmanaged blow downs the trail at times becomes unrecognizeable and requires significant bushwhacking from flag to flag. This trail is almost unused and sports few if any established camp sites. This gives the advantage of being a true back woods experience, but also puts the responsiblity on hiker to be sure to leave any campsites in pristine condition.

hiking
4 minutes ago

Awesome scenery!! On one side huge towering cliffs and coves and on the other side the sipsey river!

23 days ago

Very fun day !! Great scenery!!!

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

We hiked this trail and part of another trail(not sure what number the other trail was). Met friendly people on the trail. The only thing was we did not know about the little cave that you walk through to get past a mound of rocks. The first time we went over. We found out about the cave going back through. We will go back! Our next goal is to try the 209. The water was to high to get to the trail.

camping
6 months ago

Wonderful!!

6 months ago

Beautiful.

camping
6 months ago

This is a great family trail.
It has waterfalls, cliffs and the river for fishing or splashing around.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Highly recommend it for family hikes!

9 months ago

9 months ago

Nice scenic trail. 209 has it all, water, bluffs, towering rocks, and plenty of Forrest.

fly fishing
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

This trail took us by complete surprise. After parking at the Sipsey river picnic area and paying the $6 for two days in the forest we took off down 201 with our 3 year old. We were impressed with the large boulders in the river and the towering hardwoods. As we moved onto 209 we were soon floored by the amazing new views. Fifty foot plus rock walls towered to our right. Huge juts into the rock looked almost like native stone dwellings. We pitched our tent a quarter mile before the impressive waterfall under a huge rock over hang.

The bouldering here was awesome. I encourage any and all to experience the Sipsey Wilderness. I can't wait to see more of it myself!

1 year ago

This is a very nice trail in the wilderness, lots of campers along the way.

1 year ago

Great trail for beginners.

1 year ago

Only two trails away from hiking all of them. It is by far one of the best I've ever hiked at

hiking
1 year ago

camping
1 year ago

2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

Did 2 night trip down 206 to sipsey river trail this weekend. Missed eye of the needle on accident and did not have time to go to big tree. Even missing those the entire area was beautiful and near the end of the trip Fall Creek Falls made an already awsome trip even better.
Lots of traffic on weekend and campsites could be a small issue. Also be aware there are many obstacles here to navigate. All were manageable though with a little thought.