Wild Wednesday Summertime Hike Series

Grab a Kid and Get Outside!

It wouldn’t be summer at Wild South without our Wild Wednesday hike series! Each Wednesday beginning the last week in June through the first week in August, we host nature hikes for kids and families to the coolest, wettest creeks and canyons of northwest Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest!

Wild Wednesday hikes provide kids and adults with opportunities to enjoy our public lands together. At Wild South, we believe that protecting our public lands starts with love, and part of loving a place is spending quality time there!


Our hikes teach children and adults about the wonders of nature in our magnificent forest, and Leave No Trace principles. They introduce families to the Bankhead’s stunning wild places, and how to safely enjoy them on their own.

The goal of the Wild Wednesday hike series is to inspire individuals to enjoy, value, and protect the amazing natural and cultural history of their public lands. The more we understand, value, and cherish these wild places, the harder we will fight to protect them!


For a complete description of each hike, as well as important registration information, please follow the links below. (For all dates other than 7/3 & 8/7, there are two exciting hikes to choose from!)

Please note that group size for each hike is limited and advance sign-up is required! To sign up, email janice@wildsouth.org or call (256) 974-6166. Please be sure to include your phone number, and specify the hike you’d like to attend, the number in your group, and the ages of those under 18. Hikes fill quickly!


Destinations are subject to change according to weather, water levels, and road/trail conditions. Hikers with at least one child under 18 years old are given priority.


Wild Wednesday hikes are offered as part of our Alabama Outreach & Education (ALOE) program, which is made possible by generous community support! Individual donations are gratefully accepted! 

Janice Barrett
Alabama Outreach & Education Coordinator