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Northwest Loop

1 - Mallard Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area - Kiosk Site

2 - Wheeler Dam - South Landing

3 - Joe Wheeler State Park

4 - Town Creek Marsh

5 - Leighton Ponds

6 - Wilson Dam Visitor Center - Kiosk Site

7 - Wilson Dam Rockpile Recreation Area

8 - Tennessee Valley Authority Reservation

9 - Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge - Kiosk Site

10 - Natchez Trace Parkway - Rock Springs Nature Trail

11 - Waterloo

12 - Natchez Trace Parkway - Colbert Ferry

13 - Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area Walking Trail

14 - Bankhead National Forest - Central Firetower - Kiosk Site

15 - Bankhead National Forest - Sipsey Wilderness Trailhead

51 - Cypress Cove Farm

Central Loop
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Site #15
Bankhead National Forest - Sipsey Wilderness Trailhead

Northwest Loop

Cerulean Warbler Description: Step back into primordial times with tinkling waterfalls and moss-covered stones decorating one of the finest forests Alabama has to offer. This verdant forest trail rings each spring with the songs of Cerulean and Black-throated Green warblers, the cheery sounds of Summer and Scarlet tanagers and the strident calls of Ovenbirds as they forage about on the forest floor. As you explore this area, search the moist leaf litter for American Woodcock and Chuckwill's-widows, birds with such incredible camouflage that you may only notice them as they explode from under your feet!

Directions: From the Central Firetower Kiosk (see site 14), go 2.5 miles south on AL Hwy 33. Turn right onto CR 60/Cranal Road and follow it for 3.9 miles to the Sipsey Wilderness Trailhead, located near the Sipsey River Picnic Area.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.2854, W 87.3986
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Hiking, Restrooms, Picnic Area

Contact Info:
U.S. Forest Service
District Ranger, Bankhead National Forest
PO Box 278
Double Springs, AL 35553
(205) 489-5111