Bankhead National Forest-Camping, Hiking
The beautiful Bankhead National Forest features roughly 150 miles or multi-use trails and plenty of recreational opportunities.
Bankhead National Forest (BNF) offers more than 100 miles of trails including primitive camping, RV sites, beaches, fishing, hunting and birding. Best to call the Rangers Station prior to visiting. Some trails and campsites maybe closed due to fire or other issues.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Access to trails by vehicle to the trailheads, not well marked, rocky terrain, some steep descents. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and consider walking sticks
Time To Complete
Vary by trail, 1 hour - 3+ hours if doing more than one trail or if camping and spending the night.
On Leash Only
On leash allowed in designated areas.
$3 per vehicle for day use @ Sipsey. Depends on if just hiking, camping, or if in another area of the National Forest. Camping fees vary by location.