Sipsey River Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 2 trails in Sipsey Wilderness
Sipsey River Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Double Springs, AL that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.0 miles 190 feet Out & Back
dog friendly kid friendly birding hiking nature trips trail running walking cave forest river views waterfall wild flowers wildlife blowdown bridge out muddy rocky
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Solitude, rock formations, older growth forest This trail has two personalities. In parts it is a wonderful trail through some of the older growth forest. This trail is one of the only marked trails in sipsey. The trail markings are spaced orange flags. Towards the 2.5 mile point the reason for these markers becomes dramatically apparent. Due to the huge numbers of unmanaged blow downs the trail at times becomes unrecognizeable and requires significant bushwhacking from flag to flag. This trail is almost unused and sports few if any established camp sites. This gives the advantage of being a true back woods experience, but also puts the responsiblity on hiker to be sure to leave any campsites in pristine condition.

Cecil Williams
1 month ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Heather Bullman
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

We hiked this trail and part of another trail(not sure what number the other trail was). Met friendly people on the trail. The only thing was we did not know about the little cave that you walk through to get past a mound of rocks. The first time we went over. We found out about the cave going back through. We will go back! Our next goal is to try the 209. The water was to high to get to the trail.

Sheila Glass
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Wonderful!!

Amber Robinson
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful.

Eddie Glass
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

This is a great family trail.
It has waterfalls, cliffs and the river for fishing or splashing around.

Dale Kirkland
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful trail. Highly recommend it for family hikes!

Nick Nicholson
5 months ago

7 Completed3 Reviews

Jim Troutman
5 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Nice scenic trail. 209 has it all, water, bluffs, towering rocks, and plenty of Forrest.

Trent Burns
6 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Casey Arrington
8 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

This trail took us by complete surprise. After parking at the Sipsey river picnic area and paying the $6 for two days in the forest we took off down 201 with our 3 year old. We were impressed with the large boulders in the river and the towering hardwoods. As we moved onto 209 we were soon floored by the amazing new views. Fifty foot plus rock walls towered to our right. Huge juts into the rock looked almost like native stone dwellings. We pitched our tent a quarter mile before the impressive waterfall under a huge rock over hang.

The bouldering here was awesome. I encourage any and all to experience the Sipsey Wilderness. I can't wait to see more of it myself!

David Moser
8 months ago

14 Completed4 Reviews

This is a very nice trail in the wilderness, lots of campers along the way.

David Fletcher
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail for beginners.

Adam York
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Only two trails away from hiking all of them. It is by far one of the best I've ever hiked at

Cody Manning
1 year ago

25 Completed5 Reviews

Jonathan Trowbridge
1 year ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

Mike Thompson
2 years ago

29 Completed25 Reviews

Mike Thompson
2 years ago

29 Completed25 Reviews

Mike Thompson
2 years ago

29 Completed25 Reviews

Jim Stack
2 years ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

Did 2 night trip down 206 to sipsey river trail this weekend. Missed eye of the needle on accident and did not have time to go to big tree. Even missing those the entire area was beautiful and near the end of the trip Fall Creek Falls made an already awsome trip even better.
Lots of traffic on weekend and campsites could be a small issue. Also be aware there are many obstacles here to navigate. All were manageable though with a little thought.

Wendy Randall
2 years ago

24 Completed10 Reviews

My most favorite place to hike in all of the US. The Sipsey is almost magical once you get off-trail :)