Join Wild Alabama on Saturday for a guided hike through Bankhead National Forest.
Wild Alabama outreach coordinator Janice Barrett will lead hikers to Indian Hollow Tomb for the organization’s first monthly hike on Saturday. Wild Alabama’s monthly First Saturday hikes vary in duration and level of challenge, but the organization says kids and hikers of all ages are welcome.
Participants can meet at the trailhead on the Alexander Highway at 9:30 a.m., or at the Warrior Mountains Trading Company, located at 11312 Alabama 33 in Moulton, at 9:10 a.m.
The trek is about four to five miles long, round trip, according to Wild Alabama. The trail follows Gillespie Creek and is not maintained.
“Part of the hike will be off-road and quite steep uphill where we’ll go through rough, uneven and rocky forest,” Wild Alabama said. “There are two stream crossings, the wider a few meters wide.”
Hikers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes with tread suitable for slippery rocks and rocky terrain. Wild Alabama also urges participants to dress in warm layers and warns that there may be ice on the trail.
Hikers should pack a lunch with snacks and plenty of drinking water.
“Hiking poles or walking sticks are essential if you have balance or mobility issues and are helpful when crossing streams,” the organization said.
Registration for the hike is mandatory. Interested hikers can register or request additional information by emailing [email protected]
For other Wild Alabama monthly events, volunteer opportunities, guided hikes, or other events, visit WildAL.org and join the organization’s mailing list.