Wolfpen Falls

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Wolfpen Falls Sipsey Wilderness area of Bankhead National Forest

Wolfpen Falls is a 15 foot single drop fall in the Sipsey Wilderness Area that provides a great opportunity to get away from well-worn trails. Be sure to consider the recent weather when you visit though, as the flow in Wolfpen Creek decreases to a trickle in dryer months. Wolfpen Falls is about 0.75 miles from Cranal Road in the … Read More

Turkey Foot Falls

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Turkeyfoot Falls in winter Bankhead National Forest

If you’re looking for an easy hike and attraction near the Sipsey River Picnic Grounds and recreational park located in Bankhead National Forest, then Turkey Foot Falls is your best destination. You can reach this beautiful falls with just a 15-minute hike from the parking area. You can park across the bridge near the small trail on the south side … Read More

Devil’s Den Falls

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 The trail has many steep inclines and you’ll be greeted with many rocky paths on the way. There is a bridge that you have to cross before finally descending towards Devil Den’s Falls. If you’re planning to visit there, do the rock garden trail for an amazing view. You can then take a plunge at Cheaha Lake before continuing on … Read More

Parker Falls

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Parker Falls Trip Guide, Sipsey Wilderness Area, Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

Parker Falls is off of Kinlock Road on the west side of Bankhead National Forest, and its beauty is almost matched by its surroundings. Parker Falls is a small cascade in the west side of Bankhead National Forest. While the trail isn’t improved or marked, it gets enough traffic to be pretty easy to follow. The trailhead starts on Kinlock … Read More

Short Creek Falls

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Short Creek Falls near Guntersville, AL

Short Creek Falls is a popular destination for photographers and kayakers alike, but access is a little tricky. The upper put in for Short Creek kayaking is where Matrling Road crosses the creek. But for pedestrians, Hustelville Road crosses Short Creek just 100 yards or so above the falls. But, since the waterfall is on private land, there’s not a … Read More

Coal Mine Branch Falls

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Coal Mine Branch Falls in Bankhead National Forest

Coal Mine Branch Falls is a decent hike into Bankhead National Forest, but the features of the canyon and the beauty of the destination makes this one worth the trip! Coal Mine Branch Falls is on the eastern end of Bankhead National Forest in the Brushy Creek area.  The waterfall requires a bit of a hike, but the protected bowl … Read More

Mize Mill Falls

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Mize Mill Falls Bankhead National Forest

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 to view from top. It’s a challenge to descend into the canyon. mi round trip Nice View Not … Read More

Chewacla Falls

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Chewacla State Park Spillway 4

Chewacla Falls is just downstream of the spillway (shown above) formed by the dam at Chewacla State Park south of Auburn and is just a short walk from the parking lot using Deer Rub Trail. Because of its proximity to Auburn, Chewacla State Parks is a popular destination for Tiger fans.  The primary natural drop is just a few yards … Read More

Indian Falls Alabama

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Indian Falls alabama

Indian Falls is a nice ~25 foot waterfall with a large natural shelter near the store in DeSoto Falls State park. To reach Indian Falls, take the path across the road from the Azalea Cascades boardwalk parking area. Walk around the edge of the fence along the creek to the top of the falls. From there, there are trails going … Read More