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Wild Wednesday Guide Nature Hike for Kids & Families with Wild Alabama

August 3, 2022


August 3, 2022

Wild Alabama’s Wild Wednesday Nature Hikes for Kids and Families are a fun and safe way to explore the Bankhead National Forest.  Wild Alabama staff lead guided hikes for kids and their adults every Wednesday from the last week in June through the first week in August to some  of the easiest to get to, spectacularly beautiful, wet and wondrous places in the forest!

Participants learn about Leave No Trace, the natural and cultural history of the  area, what lives  in the water and on the land, and adults learn of places to take their children on their  own.  A family group must  include at least one child or teenager under the age of 18.
Level of challenge for all hikes is moderate and are appropriate for most hikers of average physical ability.  Most trails are unmaintained and there will be rough, uneven trail bed and downed trees to duck under and climb over.  All hikes involve being in water!
Meet-up time for hikes is 9:30 a.m. at the trailhead for each particular hike.  Distance is around 1 to 2.5 miles roundtrip.  Hikes are completed by early afternoon.
For all Wild Wednesday hikes:
Bring a small backpack with food and water for the day, hat, towel, Epi-Pen if severe allergic reaction to insect stings is an issue.
Wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable for hiking and that can also get wet.
Destinations may change according to weather and water levels in streams and the river.
Directions to trailheads will be given to those who need them.
No dogs and no smoking.
For more information and to sign up, contact Janice Barrett at [email protected].

August 3  Fall Creek Falls, Sipsey Wilderness