A Guide to Little Ugly Creek Falls in the Sipsey Wilderness

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Little Ugly Creek Falls

Little Ugly Creek Falls is just above Deer Skull Falls in the Sipsey Wilderness area and is a fitting destination on a hike into the wilderness in this magical part of Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest.

At a Glance

  • 2.1 mi round trip
  • Beautiful View
  • Kids OK
  • Dogs OK
Location: Near Double Springs in Bankhead National Forest Alabama (maps & directions)
Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear
Gallery: Check out the pictures here

Little Ugly Creek Falls – Trip Details

Little Ugly Creek Falls is just a few hundred yards upstream of Deer Skull Falls.  To get there, you can climb up the side of the canyon and cross the creek that feeds Deer Skull Falls B and continue upstream along Little Ugly Creek Falls.  The canyon is full of character here, with rock walls, moss, and clear water around every bend as you follow Little Ugly Creek (going for irony with the name?).

Little Ugly Canyon moss and boulders

More Waterfalls around Bankhead National Forest

Exploring the canyon was a fitting end to a trip to visit Eagle Creek Falls, Deer Skull Falls, and wrap up with Little Ugly Creek Falls.  If you want to stay on major trails, you could consider checking out Kinlock Falls just off the road, Mize Mill Falls, Parker Falls, or Caney Creek Falls which are all in Bankhead National Forest.  That’s not to mention a plethora of unnamed waterfalls in this area with plentiful streams and creeks and rocky canyons.

Little River Falls Map, Directions, and Resources

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