Trail 200 Borden Creek Trail

Double Springs, Alabama

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This is a great hike for kids and adults alike through the Sipsey Wilderness. Sandstone cliffs tower along the trail, forming a canyon as the route travels along the Sipsey River. The hike gives you a chance to do a little spelunking through a 100-foot cave next to a waterfall. Trail Surface: Dirt path. Most people don’t think of Alabama as a wilderness retreat, but it is.As a matter of fact, the state has three designated wilderness areas. Cheaha Wilderness, with its 7,490 acres, lies in northeast Alabama near Cheaha State Park.The Dugger Mountain Wilderness, near Anniston, has 9,200 acres. And the largest tract is the Sipsey Wilderness, with 26,000 acres—the third largest wilderness area in the United States east of the Mississippi.

Trail 200 (Borden Creek Trail) Professional Review and Guide

"This is a great hike for kids and adults alike through the Sipsey Wilderness. Sandstone cliffs tower along the trail, forming a canyon as the route travels along the Sipsey River. The hike gives you a chance to do a little spelunking through a 100-foot cave next to a waterfall. Trail Surface: Dirt path.

Most people don’t think of Alabama as a wilderness retreat, but it is.As a matter of fact, the state has three designated wilderness areas. Cheaha Wilderness, with its 7,490 acres, lies in northeast Alabama near Cheaha State Park.The Dugger Mountain Wilderness, near Anniston, has 9,200 acres. And the largest tract is the Sipsey Wilderness, with 26,000 acres—the third largest wilderness area in the United States east of the Mississippi."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Double Springs
Distance: 4.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 570 feet
Top Elevation: 670 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: William Bankhead National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Bee Branch
Driving Directions: Directions to Trail 200 (Borden Creek Trail)

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2009
0

first hike for my 4 yo son! Had a great time, nice trail. The cave was closed due to bat virus? very disapointing, but made the best of things. muddy trail from all the rain the previous days. I want to go back soon!!


6/11/2009
0

The scenery is gorgeous! I Love it there. I totally recomend this trail. I also recomend that, if you don't want to backtrack to your vehicle once you've reached the other end, I'd park a vehicle at both the beginning and end. I've been there several times with family. We even let the kids get in the river at the end point after we've hiked.


5/4/2007
1

Outstanding trail for a day hike or backpacking. We had a very young group of boy scouts on the trail and had no issues. I highly recommend this trail and the Sipsey Wilderness area in general.


1/21/2007
1

Beautiful walk, not too hard along Borden Creek to the edge of the Sipsey Wilderness area. Very cool cave near the start of the trail. A note about the directions: After turning onto Hwy 33, you will come to CR6 after only a mile or so. Don't turn here, keep going 12 miles as the directions state and you will see a sign for the Borden Creek Trailhead.


11/1/2002
0

Sipsey Wilderness Trail 200 is an excellent introduction to this Emerald of the Alabama. On this trail you see many beautiful species of wild flowers all through the spring and summer. In Autumn the leaves are spectacular.



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