Trail 200 Borden Creek Trail

Double Springs, Alabama 35553

Trail 200 Borden Creek Trail

Trail 200 (Borden Creek Trail) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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8/1/2009
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!!
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6/11/2009
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.
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5/4/2007
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.
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1/21/2007
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.
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11/1/2002
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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Trail Information

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

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