Magnolia Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Trail 201 is part of the Sipsey Wilderness Area of Bankhead National Forest. This trail has recovered significantly from Pine Beetle and tornado damage. There are several very lovely areas along this trail. You will find a few established campsites along this trail and a beautiful one on the hilltop above the Sipsey River. There is no water to be found until you reach the Sipsey River.
The best maps for the Sipsey Wilderness Area can be found at the Warrior Mountain Trading Post at the intersection of Hwy 33 and Hwy 36 in the community of Wren, AL just south of the city of Moulton.
Trail 201 is commonly used by backpackers to connect to the Sipsey River and by crossing that, Trail 209 which bisects the Wilderness Area. This is a Federally designated Wilderness Area so there are no modern conveniences available. Groups must be limited to a total of 10 hikers. Please follow Leave No Trace principles. It is recommended that your dogs be leashed because of the feral hog population that is infected by the pseudorabies virus.