Mize Mill Falls is the first stop on a trip into the Sipsey Wilderness on the way to Turkeyfoot Falls just west of the Sipsey River. You can hear the falls from the road, so it’s an easy trek for all ages.
Mize Mill Falls – Trip Details
Mize Mill Falls is just off of the road east of the Sipsey River on Cranal Road. You can hear the waterfall from the road, and the trail begins just across from a dirt road less than 1/2 a mile past the day use parking area near the river.
The canyon is a site to see in itself, and the shade of the walls and moisture at the canyon floor keep things cool on your hike.
The waterfall itself is about 20 feet and tumbles into a rocky basin that makes for a secluded spot to enjoy the waterfall.
Thanks to Lane Leopard for the great shot in the picture above.
More Waterfalls around Bankhead National Forest
Bankhead National Forest and the Sipsey Wilderness are full of opportunities for hikes and waterfall viewing. Near the Sipsey River and Mize Mill Falls, you can also find Turkeyfoot Falls.
Further southwest on Cranal Road, you can head north of the road down Eagle Creek to see Eagle Creek Falls. Following the creek, you can also make your way further into the wilderness to see Deer Skull Falls and Little Ugly Falls.
On the southwestern edge of Bankhead National Forest, one of the most well-known waterfalls in the state is Caney Creek Falls. There are actually two falls in this area, but the lower falls are much further downstream than the upper falls.
Also nearby is the Parker Cascades, also known as Parker Falls and Kinlock Falls, a popular summer swimming hole just off of Kinlock Road.