Summary: This is a sweet little rolling trail that splits off of 209 and heads up Borden creek. The trail has a few interesting features. The first being located at the .75 mile point where there is a very nice double waterfall and campsite that is slightly off the trail. Past that point and a muddy crossing of an unnamed creek there is a choice of doing some reverse climbing grasp roots hand over hand climping or a 20 foot underground passage. The underground passage is rather a tight squeeze and requires passing packs by hand. The most important feature of this hike is that it provides a link with Bunyan hill road as well as TR210 and TR203. And a link to dry cross of Borden Creek to head deeper into the wilderness area.
Trailhead: Off of Hwy 195 between Halleyville and Double Springs is the crossroads known as Rabbittown. At Rabbittown there the ubiquitous brown sign for the turn to sipsey wilderness. There is a daily fee parking site at the sipsey wilderness recreation area. (fee runs 3.00 dollars a day). Trail head is a shared start with TR209 and is off to the right of the trail head sign.
WARNING: On Memorial Day weekend 2003 the cars at Sipsey Recreation area were vandalized and several items were stolen. The alternate trail head might be worth using. (Lat:34.28521 Lon:-87.39898)
Trail Guides for sipsey-tr200:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: (205) 489-5111 US forest rangers office
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Robert Schueller, who has posted 14 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Steve on 3/12/2008
My wife and I hiked the trail from North to South, and then back on Saturday, March 8, 2008. We had snow on the ground from Friday night, but most had melted before we set out from Borden Creek bridge at 11:40 AM. A beautiful day and hike. We plan to take our Sunday School class on this hike the last Saturday of the month. An easy hike that I would recommend to all.
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