Trail South Side of Sipsey Picnic Area

Wren, AL


Sipsey Wilderness is located in Bankhead National Forest.  Designated in 1975 as a wilderness area, it has provided plenty of opportunities for hikers, photographers, nature lovers, and families.  Sipsey Wilderness's 24,922 acres is known for its bluffs, streams, waterfalls, and forests.  Some people come to Sipsey to swim in the Sipsey River on a hot summer day while others come for the camping and solitude. Others come to see the many waterfalls that are found within.

Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Camping, Swimming, Historical, Photography
Location: Wren, AL
Directions: From Huntsville take I-565 heading toward Decatur, to I-65 South.  Take Exit 328 (Highway 36W) thru Hartselle to Wren.  In Wren 36W will dead end at Highway 33.  Turn left (Highway 33S) and follow it to CR-6.  Take a right onto CR-6, the picnic area will be on the left side of the road.
Topography: Rivers, creeks, sandstone bluffs, waterfalls, caves, and dense forest.
Hiking Information: Ticks can be an issue on some trails that are encompassed by dense foliage.  Even though the water may look clean, do not drink it without purification.  Some trails have many down trees.
Trail Map: Trail map can be purchased at Wild Alabama Trading Post
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Page Updated: March 21, 2004