William B Bankhead National Forest | Travel (59/556)

William B Bankhead National Forest | Travel (59/556) | Alaina Ann Photography (iPhone 4s)

William B Bankhead National Forest | Travel (59/556) | Alaina Ann Photography (iPhone 4s)

William B Bankhead National Forest was just starting to pop with color during my early October visit. This national forest has two of my favorite things to explore: waterfalls and a large wilderness area.

William B Bankhead National Forest | Travel (59/556) | Alaina Ann Photography (iPhone 4s)

William B Bankhead National Forest | Travel (59/556) | Alaina Ann Photography (iPhone 4s)

Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore
  1. Bee Branch Trail – enjoy waterfalls and beautiful forest views during this 11.4 mile hike.
  2. Caney Creek Falls – a 2.75 mile round-trip hike to the stunning Caney Creek waterfalls. The starting point is on an old closed road off Winston County Road 2.
  3. Clear Creek Recreation Area – located on Lewis Smith Lake with access to water and multiple camping locations.
  4. Little Natural Bridge – a short paved trail takes you to a natural bridge within the forest.
  5. Sipsey River Trail – a moderate 10.1 mile hike in the Sipsey Wilderness Area, along the Sipsey River.

Tell me all about your favorite hikes and places to explore in the comments below!

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