Sipsey Big Tree

MODERATE 9 reviews
#5 of 13 trails in

Sipsey Big Tree is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hickory Grove, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.1 miles
652 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

10 days ago

I loved this trail! It was towards the end of the summer when I went, so the shade of the trees was wonderful. The hardest part was climbing over the rocks to get to the tree.

28 days ago

long grueling trail for day trip... next trip planning to camp then hike back out next morning.. not very pretty until you get to the big tree and waterfall..

2 months ago

Not very scenic due to the horse trails. The destination it very scenic though. The road to access is very muddy. 4x4 is a must.

2 months ago

I have hiked this route and the shorter outlaw trail as well. Both hikes are moderate and a great hiking experience. There are a couple of waterfalls behind the Big Tree. Our local Cub Scouts (7-11 years old) hiked this as well.

3 months ago

Big Tree is a truly spiritual experience! It left me at a loss for words!

4 months ago

This is absolutely an awesome trail I’ve hiked it many times and always love going back

9 months ago

Don't use this trail if you just want to see the Big Tree...

The name is misleading. There are easier ways to get to the big tree and if you follow the app, you will pass it (the app takes you about two miles past the tree, the trail forks at 204- if you follow the app, it'll take you left, but you need to go right to find the tree). The first several miles are horse trails, and not very scenic- fine if you just want the exercise, but after talking to locals, there are better ways to get to the tree.

3 days ago

Thursday, December 31, 2015