Bee Branch Canyon Trail (#204)

County:  

Lawrence

Location:  

Bankhead National Forest

Description:  

Easy hike except one hill near Big Tree. North end branches off Bunyon Hill Trail (#224) with the south end accessed from the Sipsey River Trail (#209). Spectacular views with bluffs; waterfalls (usually) and the popular 'Big Tree'; the largest Yellow Poplar in Alabama; about 150 feet high and 25 feet in circumference. Some camping spots exist; but better sites can be found at the south end by the river. Trail accessible by three mile hike from either Braziel, Borden or Thompson Trailheads.

Map Links:  

Satelite view
(Map of all trails)  
U.S.Forest Service Sipsey Wilderness map

  

Total Miles:  

2.6 miles

Surface Type:  

Dirt

Primary Use:  

Hiking Only

Trail Hours:  

Always open

Trail Connections:  

Bunyon Hill (#244) and Sipsey River (#209) trails

Directions to Trailheads in Sipsey Wilderness:  

Braziel Trailhead

Thompson Trailhead

Randolph Trailhead

Sipsey River Trailhead

Flanigan Trailhead

Borden Trailhead

Gum Pond Trailhead

Trail Restrictions:  

See Forestry website: USFS Bankhead National Forest

Latitude:  

34.30609771     

Longitude:  

-87.40134716

Who’s responsible for Trail?

Organization:  

    USDA Forest Service

Website:  

USDA Forest Service, Bankhead National Forest

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