Borden Creek Hiking Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews
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Borden Creek Hiking Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, Alabama 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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

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.

19 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Fun trail. Good rock structures.

1 month ago

Fun trail. Good rock structures.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Very good

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Great hike, plenty to look at and some minor obstacles such as through a cave and crossing a small stream.

3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
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4 months ago

camping
4 months ago

Did this trail with some friends years ago and loved it. Lots of climbing and exploring to be done. Can't wait to take my sons back.

hiking
4 months ago

As you can probably see, I didn't actually do the trail itself. I explored the opposite side of the road. I crossed the bridge after I parked and explored some of the bluffs past the picnic area. My pace was extremely slow due to climbing around so much. The opposite side of the river has some bluffs I'd like to get to some other time. If you don't mind going off the beaten path, you won't mind it. There is somewhat of a trail to follow both along the bluffs as well as beside the river. I met one other couple on this south side of Cranal Rd as I was coming out. This whole area has plenty of sights to see. Can't wait to go back.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Took my wife and son out on this trail after the rains this past weekend. There's a bunch of waterfalls to see after the rains. My son loved the fat man squeeze part.

backpacking
7 months ago

Love this place. I take beginners here because of the ease and the scenery. If you pick this place to backpack/hike for the first time you will find a love for the outdoors

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago