Bee Branch Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Bee Branch Trail is a 13.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, Alabama that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

views

3 months ago

camping
Sunday, August 24, 2014

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.

hiking
Sunday, March 09, 2014

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2011

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!