Odum Point High Falls Loop Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lineville, AL that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Cheaha State Park: Travel north on State Route #281 to State Route #49. Go south on State Route #49 for about 6 miles to County Route #31. Travel about 4.5 miles to County Route #12. Travel about 1.5 miles to Forest Route #650. Travel about 0.25 miles to the parking lot for the Highfalls trailhead serving the Odum Trail.
My wife and I visited from CO, so we may be a bit biased, but other than the falls ( which would be very nice after a solid rain) I wouldn't not return. The trail was very difficult to follow. Several times we were only assured that we were on the trail by trash left by other hikers. The trail was overgrown and covered with spiderwebs. We made it around 2 miles in and stumbled on a yellow jacket nest, and were stung several times apiece, at which point we decided it wasn't worth continuing. If we were to return, we would only go to the falls and not attempt the hike.
Can't wait to go back after it rains.
don't come during the dry season. Falls were weak.
This trail would be beautiful in the late fall! The view was a little grown up and the falls are dry in the summer. Also be prepared for a lot of large red ants along the trail and some pretty overgrown paths. At one point there is a magnificent overlook but past that the map seemed WAY off and it led to nothing but another trail- possibly a connector? You also could not call this a loop trail it is out and back. Overall challenging enough with a good amount of flat and cool breezes. It is lightly travelled and peaceful!
This trail was pretty amazing very long but I enjoyed every minute on the other hand my wife got mad because it was so far she's a little lazy ha but she made it
A fire recently made us lose the trail quite a bit. After following along the creek for 1.5 miles we just headed strait uphill till we met up with the Odum trail up on the ridge. Water was flowing good along the creek, crossing with the baby was a bit nervous. We camped up on the ridge where there are some good flat spots and large rocks you can sit on.
Easy nice trail
The campsite located about one and one-half mile north of the falls is a great look out spot. The trail gets a little overgrown in late spring. The top of the hill as many rocks. I would consider it a moderate climb.
Can be hard to follow at times but well worth it. Lots of great rock croppings, love this trail.
At the 'foot' of the Odum Trail, just outside of Ashland, Alabama, there are 3 waterfalls that are very close to the parking area... the first is kinda small, the second one is much larger and very beautiful.... the furthest one is much like the second. There are lots of campsites and a large gravel parking area there too. We always went when snow was predicted....
This is a great trail with many scenic overlooks. It is definitely a moderately difficult trail if you heading uphill and of coarse it is the opposite going down. I t has a nice little water fall at the bottom where the trail head is.
We have used this trail to complete the camping merit badge requirement:
you must do TWO of the following-
1. Hike up a mountain, gaining at least 1,000 vertical feet.
2. Backpack, snowshoe, or cross-country ski for at least 4 miles.
Hiking up to Odum Point meets the two requirements and more.