Wild South Hike in Bankhead National Forest, Feb. 25

The next Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest will be on Saturday, February 25

9:00 a.m.

Warrior Mountains Trading Company at 11312 Hwy. 33, Moulton, Alabama

Sign up with at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required in order to limit group size.

Destination:  Caney Creek Falls

Leader:  Scott Michael

Distance:  Approx. 3.25 miles roundtrip

Level of Challenge:  Moderately challenging

All ages welcome

Our hike will begin at the Caney Creek trailhead on Winston County Road 2.  The first leg of the hike will be mostly on a one-mile section of old roadbed with a steep and briefly precipitous descent into Caney Creek canyon and it’s magnificent waterfall.  From this point, the remainder of the distance will be along a narrow trail that closely follows the creek downstream to the lower Caney Creek falls.  The creekside trail is rough, uneven and unmaintained.

Caney Creek is located in the southern part of the Bankhead National Forest, northwest of Double Springs.  If it makes sense for you to meet the group at the trailhead instead of coming north to the meet-up location, please inform us when you sign up.

Bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, drinking water.  You’ll want your camera!  A walking stick may help with creek crossings and uneven, rugged terrain.  Be prepared for slick rocks and multiple shallow creek crossings by making sure shoes are sturdy with grippy soles.  Wool socks are recommended.  A dry pair of socks stashed in your backpack for the hike out may be a good idea if wool socks are not available.

Dress for the weather, in layers.  Bring rain gear if rain is predicted.  Keep an eye on the forecast.  We do not always cancel a hike because of rain, so be prepared!

After signing up, meet at the Warrior Mountains Trading Company at 11312 AL Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL at 9:00 a.m.  Park on the south end of the building and come into the store.  Meet your leader at the tables toward the back of the store at 9:00.

DOGS ON WILD SOUTH HIKES:  Well-behaved, socialized, non-threatening dogs may come on Wild South hikes but must be leashed at all times.

No smoking, please, on our hikes.

Wild South hikes are free of charge because we want people to get out there and get to know their forest!  There will be a donation bucket on the picnic table.  All donations directly support our hikes and education program.  Thank you for your support!