Randolph Wild Trail to the Waterfall

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Sipsey Wilderness

Randolph Wild Trail to the Waterfall is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, Alabama that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.6 miElevation gain606 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWaterfallWildflowers
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mitch mattingly
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Jeremy Ashley
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Amazing hike, great calorie burner. Several good spots to backpack into. Waterfalls are so nice!

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Kip Hogue
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Really nice trail with some history around the Warrior Mountain area and Johnson Cemetery. The trail gets pretty narrow at times but not particularly difficult on the way in. The climb out registered about 22 flights on my phone. Waterfall was flowing in February but could see it being dry in the summer. Water flow or not the rock ledges are stunning and worth the trip.

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Jennie McElroy
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Steve H
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Donald Bittinger
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HikingBugs

This trail, to my friend and I, was very boring. First, it’s a good section of gravel road that leads to the graveyards (there are 2!) and that is about the coolest part of the whole trail. We must have just come during the wrong time of the year - waterfall pretty much non existent. We came quite a ways away to do this trail; so we probably won’t come back.

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Lance Brasell
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Completed this trail on 07/11/20. This trail aka 202 was very nice and leisurely. Only right before the creek did it start declining in elevation. Was a great hike for the wife and myself. There is a small campsite towards the creek also. We did see a big copperhead that I coaxed off the trail (wanted to kill but knew a loud boom was frowned upon) and removed numerous ticks but that’s just the great outdoors. I’d definitely do this trail again. Also, to get to the actual falls, you have to bushwhack another 75 yards or so from the creek.

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John Fleischauer
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Stacey Gwin
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HikingBugs

We couldn’t find the trail near the creek. We had to turn around.

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Carmen Cunningham
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Wonderful trail!! My family of 6 hiked it today!! Kids Ages are 12, 9, 9 & 6 so it was definitely kid friendly! Water fall was dry but the walk there and back was beautiful! Plenty of shade along nearly the entire trail! Wold definitely recommend!!

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Terry Robinson
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An awesome loop. Definitely recommend All Trails to keep you on the right trails.

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Ethan Duda
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I thoroughly enjoyed this trail and the wilderness it traverses. It was May 16th when I explored it. The most unexpected thing I experienced on it was the variety of incredible smells. I can’t even put a name to most of them but my olfactory was happy as hell. Also the water was very clear, a great temperature, and a large portion of the water bottom is sandy.

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Nicky Faught
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We took the 201 trail by mistake and hiked 2 1/2 miles till intersection of 206/209 trail. Took 209 for 1/2 mile down to sipsey river which was wide and pretty. Met a few people coming down 201 also. I had no reception (Verizone) to use all trails when we parked or we would have gone 202. So we had no idea we were doing a 6 mile hike!!!!! We thought it was a 3 mile hike! We were both dead tired! We are both 70.

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Brant Puckett
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HikingFlooded

This is a great trail and relatively easy hike. I attempted it on the day after a big rain and the river was high and the trail was hard to find when I got to the river, so I did not make it to the mapped falls. I did find the other waterfall mentioned in the other reviews and it, alone, was worth the hike. This is a great trail for any age and experience level hiker.

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Camden Davis
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Most of the trail on the old roadbed is flat then about a quarter of it is easy hiking trail, lots of history on this trail with the old cemetery and abandoned car next to the large Oak. Very scenic, definitely worth the hike!

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Russ Roberson
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Trail 202 out to Feather Hawk Falls and back. Moderate hike on old road bed with some elevation change. Features Johnson Cemeteries, old car, lot of old growth trees, Hemlocks and waterfalls.

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J Savey
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great trail although coming back out from the waterfall was a good challenge

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Grace Graves
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Hiked on 1/4/20. Second time on this trail. Found Feather Hawk Falls on this trip plus the unnamed falls. Total hike was 9+ miles with all our ramblings around the trail and the 2 falls. Beautiful and not too difficult!

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Grace Graves
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Hiked on Christmas day 2019. Great trail. Extremely easy until the last maybe 1/2 mile decent down to the Sipsey River. Several muddy areas along the path due to small wet springs, but nothing a good pair of hiking boots can’t handle. When we came to a fork with a campsite to the left, we took the left fork (straight through a campsite) and down a very steep hill hoping to find Feather Hawk Falls... but somehow missed it. Then we somehow climbed out on the right fork and did find another beautiful falls. The old cemeteries on the route are a beautiful bit of history as well... very much worth a stop there. It’s the Johnson Cemetery, but it’s divided into to sections... one on each side of the road. Make sure to visit both!

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Eric Gibson
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Great out and back. Nothing to be afraid of. A great trail to get your feet wet in the sipsey. Figuratively and literally. Took my 5yo for his first decent out and back. Bout, 8 miles. He had no problem. Great little day out. Nice and level till the decent at the last 800yards. Still not too bad of a downhill. A pleasant and casual romp. Never lost the trail. Would be fine for an amateur or pro level hiker.

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Mariah Snipes
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Beautiful trail, easy to find and easy to stay on track. We didnt lose the trail once. The waterfall was easy to find (just follow the sound). We saw a good camping spot by the falls but it was very soggy. There were two more spots further down the trail. We disnt see any snakes but there were plenty of salamanders and lizards. The graveyard was neat as well. Be aware that its mostly downhill going in which means mostly uphill going back.

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Scott Goss
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We went after a 2 day rain. The trail was messy as expected, but we all kinda knew it was going to be. The waterfalls were really moving due to all the rain. Just a side note.... There is a waterfall on the right side in the valley, (near Sipsey river) We heard it and started the hunt. I will upload a picture of that one. Then backtrack to get back on the trail and go sharp left to the main one that is on the map.

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Todd Hollifield
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We never found the waterfall. Cemeteries were neat and rock formations at end of the hike were nice. More spiderwebs than I have ever had to deal with. Not sure what the deal was with the off trail loop many people have taken at the end of the trail, but we took it and saw some great rock formations.

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Amber Porter
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Great day hike with varying terrain and several cool campsites along the way and at the waterfall. Any idea what the name of this falls is?

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Amber Austin
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Great trail for a beginner that doesn’t want to hike too far. This trail takes you through the woods, past a old cemetery, down to a creek, and to a super big waterfall. Easy day trip ! Beautiful as well.

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Nova Biggs
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Well defined trailhead and mostly easy to navigate. One or two confusing intersections but following a user recording on the app simplified things. Somewhat placid and a little boring in the beginning but the payoff was totally worth it. Fabulous views once you’re on the back side and of course the beautiful waterfall.

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Matthew Barnes
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Went with friends, had a great time hiking and exploring the waterfall. Great hiking through beautiful scenery.

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Vickie Posey
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We hiked the 202 trail, but found no waterfall, made it down to the creek. We saw several campers along the creek. And passed several hikers as well. Several trees down along the trail. Over all a fun hike! :-)

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miranda schmitter
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Awesome hike!

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Shannon Cavender
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