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Hike to Payne Creek Canyon

August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am


Join Wild South for a Hike in the Bankhead National Forest!

Saturday, August 3rd


Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 9:00 AM.

Hike Details: Wild South volunteer Sam Calhoun will lead the group from the trailhead in the Payne Creek Demonstration Area on Highway 33, just north of the Sipsey Fork bridge. The half-mile descent into the canyon will take us on a trail through mixed upland hardwood forest, lush ferns, and native plants. Once in the canyon, Payne Creek flows through a forest dominated by Eastern Hemlocks, hardwoods, and pines, with a large rock shelter and (sometimes) a waterfall!

Level of Difficulty: This hike is rated as moderate.

What to Bring: A backpack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Be prepared for heat and ticks. Wear footwear that is protective against rough trail, slick rocks, and is tolerant of water.

Tick Protection: For protection against ticks, we recommend Permanone or Sawyers. These are effective permethrin products to be sprayed on clothing only (NOT on skin), and must be left to dry for 4 hours prior to wearing. These products don’t have a strong odor (like other sprays), allowing you to enjoy all the good smells of the forest.

Cost: Wild South hikes are always free of charge, but your donation will be gratefully received! We offer these hikes in the Bankhead National Forest the first and last Saturday of each month, as part of our Alabama Outreach & Education Program.

RSVP Required: Contact janice@wildsouth.org or (256) 974-6166.  Please include your phone number when signing up.


Wild South Alabama
552 Lawrence St.
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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(256) 974-6166