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#1 of 22 state parks in Alabama

Best trails in Cheaha State Park

1,163 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Cheaha State Park, Alabama? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Cheaha State Park ranging from 1.4 to 12 miles and from 1,023 to 2,408 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This is a beautiful park in eastern Alabama, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The park is surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. You'll find miles of beautiful trails here, ranging from easy to moderately challenging. This park is one of the highest points in Alabama, which is why the local Creek Indians named it "Cheaha" meaning "high place". There is a fee to enter the park.

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Map of trails in Cheaha State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
800.ALA-PARK
Top trails (11)
#1 - Cave Creek Trail from Cheaha Trailhead
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
The trail is poorly marked in some sections.Show more
#2 - Pulpit Rock Trail
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
Although generally easy, this trail does have some steep and rocky sections that may be difficult for some hikers.Show more
#3 - Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Heflin, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#4 - Hernandez Peak and McDill Point
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Hernandez Peak and McDill Point is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Delta, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
#5 - (Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 17 m
(Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Heflin, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
#6 - Cheaha Cave Creek Trail
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Cheaha Cave Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near Lineville, Alabama that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running.Show more
#7 - Rock Garden Trail
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Rock Garden Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lineville, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#8 - Cheaha Mountain via Lake Trail
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Cheaha Mountain via Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Delta, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, naShow more
#9 - Blue Mountain via Pinhoti Trail
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
Blue Mountain via Pinhoti Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Delta, Alabama that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and is primariShow more
#10 - Cave Creek Trail Cheaha Mountain
Cheaha State Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 6 h 26 m
Beautiful trail along mountain ridge Cave Creek Trail is a really nice trail that runs along the east side of a mountain ridge. The over looks are nice during the winter but I'm sure that there wouldShow more
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