by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)
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!!!!!!! DO NOT TURN ON COUNTY ROAD 6!!! THE DIRECTIONS ARE WRONG. ITS COUNTY ROAD 60. My buddy and myself drove around double springs, al for like 3 hours until finding someone who belonged to park services who assisted us.
We made this trip into a two night 3 day trip. I have to say there were some amazing sights on htis trail. While some people do not like the fact you have to Forde the river to continue the hike, I loved it. The river was about waist deep and very managable. 2 miles from there you will find what I would argue to be the best campsite in the state. It overlooks the Sipsey River, and is about 10 yards away from a 55' waterfall that is breath taking. (behind the waterfall is a great place to eat before moving on).
The trail is up and down. We came in just after about 4 weeks of bad storms so we had a lot of detours to take around fallen trees. The Sipsey is also a great place to catch fish (bass and crappie).
As I stated earlier, this is a great 2 day camping trip. You need to be in decent shape for this one because the terain does offer some challenges.
fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun cold
This is a great trail for any beginner. This was my first actual backpacking trip. Seven of us left Friday afternoon from the Sipsey River Picnic Grounds for a short hike to my friend''s favorite camping site. The hike was maybe only a mile and a half from the truck and there were great scenes of the river, rock walls, and beautiful waterfalls. There are many places to camp on the way, and every one of them have great views of what the Sispsey is all about. I plan on returning to this trail and exploring more of the Sipsey Wilderness in the future.
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