Explore the most popular Camping trails near Haleyville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

blowdown
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
2 days ago

This is a pretty rugged trail...when there is a trail. Half of this loop is a bushwack, and in some places it's quite challenging. There are a few places where you could easily get into a dangerous situation. There are a few parts that look like a nicely defined trail going up the wall of the canyon, I recommend to not go up there...any of these. I tried a couple of them just to see if they lead anywhere and they did not. It quickly became a very steep slope at a height above the creek that I don't think you'd survive if you fell. Just always try to stay as close to creek level as is possible. Sometimes that means using the creek as your trail. But, even though some parts are a struggle, your reward is seeing the beautiful falls. Deer Skull Falls is awesome! The other 2 really nice falls are at opposite ends of the loop. One is about a mile from Cranal Rd going clockwise, I think this is Eagle Creek Falls. The other is about a mile into a counterclockwise loop, and I don't know if it's a named falls. Overall, it's a very rewarding hike

hiking
3 days ago

Trail had many fallen trees and areas where the trail was unclear. The waters falls are however beautiful once you get there.

hiking
5 days ago

Highly recommend this trail. The hemlock glades and creek and multiple cascades and waterfalls make it great. Kids can do it easily but there are some narrow trails and drop-offs to be aware of.

Still have been unable to complete this trail

hiking
muddy
over grown
9 days ago

Trail was great, however, it is a lil overgrown in spots. It’s not that bad, but there are no trail markers. Had to keep the alltrails app open, to make sure I was still on the trail. 9.9/10, will do again soon.

hiking
9 days ago

Very much enjoyed this trail! This being Sipsey you know the scenery will be beautiful, and there will be plenty of water. The trail itself was very easy to follow when going counterclockwise until you are near the portion where you can navigate to the big tree (our group lost the trail and made our own way - still very good and got to see a few things we wouldn’t have otherwise seen). I can’t imagine the trail would be very difficult to follow going clockwise, but then again I have not taken that route yet - next time!

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked to the waterfalls

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful hike. Once down to first waterfall, whole area feels like a green oasis. Lots of exploring between first and second waterfall. Well worth it. Had to cross stream once.

Great trail with at least 5 waterfalls to see in the wet season. Prepare to do some bushwhacking as the trail is very hard to follow/borderline nonexistent in some places. The trail follows the creeks/streams and crosses them many times—prepare for wet feet and varying terrain with many loose rocks, blowdowns, debris, etc. All that said the trail was well worth it and I’ll be hiking it again. My dog and I completed this trail (with the addition of fern cliff falls) in 3.5 hours.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
washed out
28 days ago

Beautiful scenery. Poorly marked trail. Several difficult stream crossings. Deep mud in many places. I wouldn’t do this again after significant rainfall

Did this trail after a week of rain and the day after heavy storms with tornadoes came through. Trail was extremely flooded and trees were down everywhere. We had a blast! Big Tree is a must see, and the waterfalls by it where amazing. Really roaring after the storms. This trail is not easy to follow in good conditions, but just know you’re going to lose it and regain it multiple times and you’ll be fine. Needles Eye is also a truly fantastic landmark you’ll cross along this trail. It is not along the trail. You have to find it, when you get onto trail 206 from 209 start getting ready. Climb up near the cliffs and start trekking along them and you’ll come across it. Have fun and stay safe.

hiking
muddy
off trail
1 month ago

We started the trail, headed to the left (clockwise) and it wasn’t well marked nor very worn in some parts. Many old trees are down across the path. We went mid Feb after a few days of rain and the water was fairly high and we ended up switching across the creek frequently. Wear good waterproof shoes :) Beautiful sights, great photos and overall a trail we will try again but headed in the other direction next time.

We took a route clockwise and it was great. The rocks and water fall after crossing the ridge were great. It was wet and the creek was flooded since rain was there day before. We had to cross the creek several times and there was no way to keep my shoes dry. But every one in my team loves it very much.

hiking
1 month ago

loved it. lots of scrambling to get to two other falls further down/up stream. totally worth it!

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

I highly recommend this trail. Absolutely beautiful. Would not go without hiking shoes and hiking stick. Cascading Falls. Below falls and to the right is another falls and a beautiful rock formation. Did not find anything to the left. Crossed creek several times.

hiking
1 month ago

It's a good little hike! The waterfall is beautiful! Didn't have any trouble keeping up with the trail..

We took our 4 kids and at times was a little difficult for them. However it’s really pretty and we all had fun. Like others we ran out of time but we did see several waterfalls. We will definitely go back.

Beautiful trail that we ended up taking as an alternate route. Hiked in from the southern parking lot up to Bee Branch on Friday night, camped through a thunderstorm, enjoyed a day of hiking on Saturday, and came back to much higher Borden creek on Sunday morning. I wasn't comfortable with the idea of taking a swim, so we went up the west side of the trail, crossed at the bridge, and came back down the east side. It was a nice trail and a good alternative to drowning

I loved it, but I also love crossing creeks.

Amazing. Sipsy wilderness ranks up on the top of my hike list. Started off towards Needle's eye and it, simply put is mind blowing. Very easy to lose the trail after that. we did the rest of the loop but had to rely on GPS to find the trail in several spots, especially in the big elevation gain near end/beginning no markings but so worth the loop. lol missed big tree. We saw a huge one though and thought it was it. We totaled 8.3 miles took 7h 53 m to complete.

Easy hike to the falls, a little steep going down to the bottom of the falls. I will be going back

Decided to do this hike in January after many days of heavy rains. Wanted to check out waterfalls. This is not for beginner's. There is no marked trail. I basically followed the creek to see the falls. The terrain is rugged, steep, and very difficult. I Parked across Co Rd. 6 from Wolf Pen Camp Road. Begin my trek off an old road going through the woods. I begin at 11 a.m. and about 2 miles in I knew I wouldn't complete the loop before dark. Turned around and headed back out. I would not suggest doing this alone. Scenery is gorgeous. I would go again, just start earlier or plan to camp.

backpacking
2 months ago

A really great trail. The falls are tiered! Follow the creek past parker falls and take a left at the fork. You will find a fifty foot water fall!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous waterfalls. Trail isn’t marked at all. My son and I are novice hikers. We got a little turned around on the way back and it took us a while to locate the trail. Even with all of that, I consider this a must see/do. Beautiful!

Great hike.

hiking
2 months ago

A few trees to step over. Trail was well worn but nice walk. Waterfalls we flowing very nice. Able to climb to bottom one with trekking poles and back up to bottom of first one. Worth the trip if you are in the area

Great place to hike I’ve been hiking there for 16 years

I called the National Forest Service and they said that since Sipsey Wilderness is part of Bankhead Wildlife Management Area (hunting is allowed) and Bankhead National Forest, they do not “promote” day use, as such, at least not to the extent as some forests. There is a small team of trail volunteers that had to go through forestry training in order to provide maintenance to the trails. For example, no gas chainsaws are permitted and all trees must be cut with hand saws, if they are allowed to be cut at all. Also, NO BLAZING OF, NOR ON, TREES. And I am guessing that the trail post numbering are probably a curtesy of the volunteers and not the Forest Service. So if you are wondering why the trails are so primitive or seem unkempt, this is why.

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