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Caney Creek Falls Hike, Bankhead National Forest, Alabama

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 7

Distance: 2.75 – 3 miles roundtrip (with shorter option)
Level of challenge: Moderate
Leader: Julia Bright
Meet-up time and place: 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company 11312 AL Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL
All ages welcome

This is a great hike for kids and families!

Let us know you’re coming. Group size is limited and hikers must SIGN UP in advance.  If the sign up link does not work for you, please call 256-974-6166 to register.

Caney Creek Falls is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Alabama. The hike begins on a closed road off Winston County Road 2 that eventually becomes a trail that steeply descends into Caney Creek canyon. The walk to the first waterfall (pictured above) is one mile. The surrounding forest is cove hardwood and Eastern hemlock set in a sandstone canyon greened by ferns and mosses.
There will be shallow creek crossings on the optional downstream hike.  Rocks and creekbanks are very slick. The climb out of the canyon is quite steep for the first quarter mile.

Be prepared. Footwear must be sturdy with good reliable tread.

Bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, drinking water; a camera;  a rain jacket if rain is in the forecast.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome and must be kept on leash.

After signing up and arriving at Warrior Mountains Trading Co., park on the south end of the building and come into the store. We will gather at the Wild South picnic table toward the back of the store promptly at 9:30 a.m. After a brief introduction, we will drive up to the trailhead. We will return to the store by mid-afternoon.

Wild South hikes are free of charge but donations are gratefully accepted! There will be a donation bucket on the Wild South table. All hiker donations directly support Wild South’s work in the Bankhead National Forest.


Also on June 7, Wild South staff will participate in the Bankhead USFS Fishing Derby by giving Leave No Trace demonstrations.  The Fishing Derby is open to children 5-12.  No need to sign up in advance.  Read more…