Hike in Bankhead National Forest, Dec. 5

Julia and girls

Let’s go hiking!

Saturday, December 5

Someplace spectacular in the Bankhead National Forest

9:30 a.m.

Warrior Mountains Trading Company

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org OUR HIKES FILL QUICKLY!  Group size is limited. Advance sign-up is required.   Priority will be given to those bringing at least 1 child or teenager under 18 years old.

Leader:  Tim Davis

Distance:  3 miles round trip or less

Rating:  Moderate

Suitable for all ages

Bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, drinking water.

Check the weather forecast before you go and dress accordingly in layers.

Well-behaved, friendly dogs may hike with us but must be kept on leash and under owner’s control at all times.

After signing up, meet at the Warrior Mountains Trading Company at the intersection of Highways 33 and 36 south of Moulton (map link above) at 9:30.  Park on the south side of the building and come into the store.  Make your way to the Wild South picnic table toward the back of the store.  There will be sign-in sheets and a donation bucket on the table.

Wild South hikes are free of charge, but your donations help us to keep it going.


  1. James C. Fisher on October 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Looking forward to another great hike in the Bankhead. How much damage did the forest suffer from the fire(s)?

    • James C. Fisher on November 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm


      I am going to try again to make this hike. Thanks.


      • Mark Kolinski on December 2, 2015 at 5:20 pm

        Make sure to sign up by emailing Janice at janice@wildsouth.org or by calling the Wild South office at 256-974-6166.

    • Mark Kolinski on December 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Not too bad, Jim. It was mostly a low intensity fire except in some areas where there were heavier fuels from storm damage and SPB activity. It was basically like a 2,000 acre prescribed burn. Leaf fall and needle drop had already covered the ground within a couple weeks after the fire. Overall, the effects of the fire will be more positive than negative.

  2. Leslie on November 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    My sister and I would like to join.
    Leslie Etheredge and Heather Salazar

    • Mark Kolinski on December 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Comments on our web posts are not checked daily. To sign up for a hike, you must either email Janice at janice@wildsouth.org or call the Wild South office at 256-974-6166.

  3. Kate Cosnahan on November 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve been hearing and seeing so much about Bankhead ! Would love to make it out.

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