Take a hike at Randolph Trailhead

 Trees of the Sipsey hike with Botanist Kevin England.

Join Wild South on Saturday, July 6th,  for a hike at Randolph Trailhead on Cranal Road (Winston County Road 60) on the southern edge of the Sipsey Wilderness. 

People who register may meet at the Wild South office at 9:30 a.m. “The hike will be approximately one-two miles, and is rated moderately challenging. All ages are welcome,” Wild South staff says. 

On this hike you will learn about some of the many species and trees that inhabit in the Sipsey Wilderness and Bankhead National Forest with local botanist Kevin England. Around noon, the group will drive a short distance to the cooling waters of Hubbard Creek and Kinlock Falls for further exploration.  

Everyone is encouraged to bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Wild South also recommends bringing a notebook, pen, and field guide for trees if you have one. 

Wild South staff also recommends wearing tick repellents such as, Permanmone or Sawyer permethrin products, which should be sprayed on clothing and left to dry for four hours before wearing. “These products do not have strong odors (like other sprays), allowing you to enjoy all the good smells of the forest,” Wild South staff says.

“Wild South hikes are always free of charge, but your donation on the picnic table will be greatly received. We offer these hikes in the Bankhead National Forest at the first and last Saturday of each month, as a part of our Alabama Outreach and Education Program,” Wild South staff says. To RSVP for the hike email janice@wildsouth.org or call (256)974- 6166. Wild South staff ask that you please leave your phone number when signing up.

If participants prefer they can meet the group at Randolph Trailhead at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the hike but must inform Wild South upon registration. 

The Wild South Office is located at 552 Lawrence Street in Moulton.

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