Trail 201 (Magnolia Trail) Professional Review and Guide
"Trail 201 takes hikers to the Sipsey River at the end of Trail 209 (Sipsey Fork Trail). The hike is level for most of the trip, over dirt footpaths. The trail then descends to follow a small feeder creek down the canyon wall to the Sipsey. The end of the trail is a great place to relax along the river. Trail Surface: Mostly dirt; rocky at the canyon.
The Sipsey Wilderness is the only area of old-growth oak forest remaining in Alabama. Along the trail you’ll find magnificent specimens of magnolia, holly, hemlock, and oak. This is also prime wildflower region. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of photographers along the trail, capturing images of yellow lady’s slippers, shooting stars, yellow and white trilliums, and other flowers. There’s a good chance you’ll spot white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, or foxes."