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Caney Creek Falls at Bankhead National Forest on Wednesday.
Daily photo by Jonathan Palmer
Caney Creek Falls at Bankhead National Forest on Wednesday.

Colors of fall at Bankhead

MOULTON— The best time to view fall color in Bankhead National Forest is now through the second week in November.

From 30 to 50 percent of leaves are in color in shades of yellow, orange, tan and brown. Some of the trees and their colors to look for are: yellow poplars; red maples, also yellow, orange or crimson; dogwoods, crimson; black gum, dark crimson; sweetgums, yellow to dark crimson and sourwoods, bright to dark crimson.

  • Hickories are bright yellow to tan; oaks are dark crimson to brown and yellow poplars are easy to spot in bright shades of yellow to light brown.

  • Bankhead National Forest scenic routes to take:

  • Lawrence County 6 to Winston County 60 from Alabama 33 to Rabbittown. This section includes the Sipsey River Recreation and Wilderness Area.

  • Forest Service Roads 208, 229, 223 and 213.

  • Forest Service Roads 210, 203 and 213.

  • Forest Service Roads 245 or Pine Torch Roads 262 and 249.

  • Forest Service Road 255.

  • Alabama 33 from Double Springs to Moulton.

  • Alabama 278 from Double Springs to Addison.

    Catherine Godbey

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