Wild South hike in the Bankhead National Forest (AL), March 25

Wild South hikers at Holmes Chapel Falls on March 4

Saturday, March 25

9:00 a.m. at Warrior Mountains Trading Company, 11312 Hwy. 33, Moulton, Alabama in the community of Wren.

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required.

If it makes sense for you to meet the group somewhere in the Bankhead instead of coming to the Warrior Mountains Trading Company in Wren, please let us know.

Destination:  Collier Creek

Leaders:  Scott Michael and Carroll Wilson

Distance:   3-4 miles roundtrip

Level of challenge:  Moderately challenging (completely off-trail)

Ages 8 and over

The hike to Collier Creek will begin in near the community of Grayson in the central part of the Bankhead National Forest.  There are no trails on this hike and the terrain is rugged with slippery rocks.  There is little to no elevation change and much of the hike will be in the Collier Creek canyon along the creek.

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 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!