Wild Wednesday Hikes to Caney Creek Falls & Payne Creek Canyon
July 31 @ 9:30 am
Come Adventure with Wild South!
Wednesday, July 31st
Hike #1 to Caney Creek Falls
Caney Creek Falls is a perfect summertime hike! Within one mile from the trailhead, we will encounter the stunning falls, and one of the best swimming holes in Alabama. The hike into the canyon is mostly on an old road, which is now an un-maintained trail. The descent into the canyon is quite steep for a brief time, as is the hike out on the way back. For most hikers, this is the most challenging part of the hike.
The trailhead is located on Winston County Rd. 2, south of Sipsey Fork on the west side of the Bankhead. If it is more convenient to meet the group at the trailhead, or somewhere along the way, please let us know when signing up. We can provide directions!
Leader: Kim Waites
Distance: 2.5 miles roundtrip
Hike #2 to Payne Creek Canyon
Payne Creek is a tributary of the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River. Our hike will start at 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!
Leader: Janice Barrett
Distance: Approx. 2 miles roundtrip
Instructions for Both Hikes
Where to Meet: Meet at 9:30 am at the Wild South office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL)
What to Wear: Wear comfortable shoes & clothing for summertime hiking, and expect to get wet!
What to Bring: Bring a backpack with snacks, lunch, and plenty of drinking water. If you are allergic to insect stings, don’t forget your Epi-Pen. (We kindly request no dogs or smoking on Wild Wednesday hikes.)
Hike Difficulty: All Wild Wednesday hikes are appropriate for most ages and abilities. Hikes are rated as moderate, and follow trails that can be rough and rocky. Destinations are subject to change according to weather, water levels, and road/trail conditions. Expect to get wet!!
RSVP Required: For questions or to sign up, contact email@example.com or (256) 974-6166. When signing up, please be include your phone number, and specify which hike you are interested in, the number in your group, and the ages of those under 18 years old. (Hikers with at least one child under 18 get priority.)
Wild Wednesday hikes are offered as part of our Alabama Outreach & Education (ALOE) program, which is made possible by generous community support! Individual donations are gratefully accepted!