A spring break nature hike for kids and families in the Bankhead National Forest

Wednesday, March 28

9:30 a.m.

Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, downtown Moulton, Alabama

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

Destination:  Kinlock Shelter and Kinlock Falls

Leader:  Janice Barrett, Wild South staff

Distance:  1.5 miles roundtrip

Level of challenge:  Moderately easy  

All ages welcome!  This hike is open to groups and families that include children and teenagers under 18 years of age.  Accompaniment by an adult 18 or over is required.

Wild South’s Wild Wednesday hikes are for families to explore together and learn about amazing places on our public lands.

After departing the Wild South office in Moulton, we will travel about 35 minutes to the western part of the Bankhead National Forest to the Kinlock Historic District.  From there, we will hike half a mile to Kinlock Shelter, a culturally significant sandstone shelter that was used by Native Americans and is still an important sacred site.  Upon return to our vehicles, we will drive down the hill to Hubbard Creek and explore the area around Kinlock Falls, which is where we will have our lunch.

Bring a small backpack with lunch, snacks and drinking water.

Wear comfortable clothing for hiking that is appropriate for the weather.  Footwear should be sturdy, protective, with good tread for slippery rocks and mud and can get wet.  No Crocs or flip flops.

Dogs are not allowed on this hike.

After signing up, meet the group at the Wild South office (see address and map link above) at 9:30 a.m.

Wild South hikes are free of charge and are are part of Wild South’s Outreach and Education Program, which is supported entirely by individual donations.  There will be a donation bucket on the picnic table at the Wild South office for those who wish to donate to the program.  Or click here to donate online.  Thank you for your support!