About this Trail
2.7 miles of scenic beauty. At one point you must hike through a tunnel formed by a huge rock slab (or hike over it) that forms a cave like structure. The trail has a couple of spots where it has degraded to the point of being very challenging but the spots are small and my 8 year old, with help, managed them.
Directions to Trailhead
To get to the north terminus of the trail, going either east or west on Highway 278, take Highway 33 (near Double Springs, Alabama) north for approximately 12 miles to the intersection with Cranal Road (Lawrence County Highway 6). Turn left onto Cranal Road and drive 0.7 miles to the intersection with Bunyan Hill Road (FS 224). This will be a gravel road. Turn right onto Bunyan Hill Road and drive 2.6 miles to the bridge over Borden Creek. Near the parking area is a closed bridge. If you are beginning the hike at the southern end of the trail, follow Highway 6 till it crosses the Sipsey River. Look for the turnoff to the Sipsey River Recreation Area, which is the trail terminus.
Notes on Difficulty Rating In at least two spots about 4 feet long, the trail is nearly non-existent and dropping off a steep slope. Most of the trail is easy. You will need to plan for water crossings that are likely ankle to shin deep unless the weather has been very dry.