William Bankhead National Forest, Double Springs

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#28 of 35 in Nature in Alabama
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  • Homewood , Al Decided to venture out with our trail running and chose the Sispy Wilderness to visit. Dec 13, 2017 was a crisp , invigorating, call of wild, day. Early start to Double Springs Alabama w...  more »
  • Bug spray is a MUST. August hiking in Alabama can be warm and buggy and humid - but still enjoyable. My real only complaint is I wish the trails were a little wider and obvious as it is sometimes easy...  more »
  • My daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I went hiking to find waterfalls. My GPS stopped us at a trailhead, so we hopped out to check it out. We walked for 45 mintues on an unmarked trail and finally fo...  more »
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  • Bankhead forest is one of the best outdoor adventures you've ever had. The land of a 1000 waterfalls. Buitiful timber,great hiking trails, camping hunting and fishing, the whole family can enjoy. Some come on by, I hope to see you on the trails.!! It's my home away from home!!.
  • Great for family fun. Parks and recreation center for a full day of fun. The best time to visit is during the summer days. Winter time is better for hunting but must have permission from the hurting game and wildlife management office.
  • Beautiful forest! So much to do for everyone! They need to promote it more so people would understand what all it offers! Camping, shooting, horse riding, ATVs and hunting! An outdoorsmens paradise!
  • Great for camping hunting and hiking, some horse trails and a firearms shooting area for sighting in your firearms. Awesome place to spend a day or a month, if you don't mind not having a cell service or room service.
  • Beautiful, historic Bankhead Forest is filled with amazing trails, gorgeous waterfalls, wildlife and old structures such as Pine Torch Church, a small one room log structure that's on Alabama's Hallelujah Trail and one of the oldest churches in the state. The swimming holes are clear and cool, the walks can be short or long. ( A five mile walk will take you to the state's largest Tulip Tree, and when it's in bloom it's like standing under a pink sky.) Indian caves are fun to explore, but just remember, it's a federal offense to take an arrowhead or anything you find from the forest.)

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