Looking for a great trail in Cheaha Wilderness, Alabama? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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 4 moderate trails in Cheaha Wilderness ranging from 7.3 to 16.8 miles and from 761 to 2,335 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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over grown
rocky
11 days ago

It was pretty hot out so we made sure to bring lots of water. There hasnt been enough rain recently so the falls werent falling. it was very dry. Still a pretty hike. trails were defined but overgrown, and be careful because its a little rocky. Will definitely do this one again.

My phone said 10 miles by the time I was finished. Some parts are rocky and difficult if you have a dog on a leash but the majority of the trail was very easy to walk. Slightly overgrown in areas. We didn’t run into too many people along the way. This hike is more to see the falls and less of a scenic route. The falls are pretty and form a nice swimming hole. It’s not a huge waterfall but a small, quaint water fall.

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bugs
off trail
over grown
19 days ago

Waterfall was barely trickling and the trail past the falls was severely overgrown.

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rocky
20 days ago

Well worn trail and easy to follow despite no obvious trail markers / blazes. Follows a creek for the 1st 1.8 miles, Cheaha Falls shelter is at the 3 mile mark, and the falls are short distance beyond the shelter. Prettiest trail I've hike in Alabama so far.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail for a day hike. A great walk in the woods. Completed April 2018

We went in from turnip seed camp ground and spotted only a few markings far in. There was one area where the trail looked to go in one direction that lead to a dead end. Most areas were well traveled with a clear trail. Only a couple of tree falls but passable. The views were nice! I will do it again!

hiking
2 months ago

All of the reviews are accurate. I'm VERY reactive to poison ivy, but I hiked in sweat pants and my coverage was good enough that I didn't rash up. I'm not sure how accurate "7.3 miles" is, though. From the trailhead parking lot it says 4 miles to the lake, and if using that as a turn-around, it's every bit of an 8 mile hike. Was not a fan of the random branches of the trail with no clear marker which way to go, but we got lucky and guessed correctly.

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over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Worth the hike once you get to the waterfalls! Lots of poison ivy, oak and sumac all over the trails but a great trail.

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over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Gorgeous trail, but be prepared to scramble over rocks and around fallen trees. Very narrow and overgrown in places, and I’m sure I’m covered in poison ivy and oak, but I’ll definitely be back! Pretty bummed that camping is no longer allowed, because we passed some amazing campsites!

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bugs
over grown
2 months ago

The trail was very enjoyable, though parts of it were quite overgrown with a vary narrow path and with poison ivy very close to the trail. About 3/4 of a mile in from the lake parking lot there is a great swimming hole - so come prepared to get wet. Then the trail meanders through the forest with varying scenery. At 3.2 miles you come to a great waterfall that you can wade in. We did see 2 snakes - one on the trail and one in the water. We turned around at the waterfall and headed back out - enjoying watching others enjoy the swimming hole. We'd like to come back in the fall.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was great! A lot of good places to cool off or just soak your feet. Beautiful and will be going back again!

We stopped once at Devils Den. Beautiful hike. easy trail and the scenery is just awesome.

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over grown
3 months ago

Know that there is very limited to zero water sources along this trail. My main complaint is after passing the intersection of Cinnabee Silent Trail, continuing on the Pinhoti towards Cheaha Mt the path becomes impassable! I didn’t mind grasses up to my knees, but once the path got above my waist I had to turn around. I’ve never seen a trail so ill maintained. Some nice views, good campsites, and good challenge on the stairway to heaven, but sadly the maintenance of this trail was so bad it ruins the entirety.

hiking
3 months ago

Very pretty trail. Most of the trail had some degree of shade from the sun. With it being in the low to mid 90s, I was very glad that our time in direct sunlight was very limited. Came across one snake just a little ways from the very beginning. Don't expect to have much cell phone service. I noticed that I had service in 2 locations, at the Cheaha Falls Shelter and one other random spot where a notification buzz caught my attention. Cricket Wireless on AT&T's network, btw.

Moderate trail with lots of beautiful vegetation, lots of blueberries, birds and of course the falls and river. Can't wait to go out again

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3 months ago

This trail was rated as hard. It was not. I’ve been saving this walk for Memorial Day weekend, expected to ride the lightning in a harrowing life or death experience. Turns out it was just earth and I as a human was perfectly equipped to accomplish this trail. Very disappointing. I’ll have to find somewhere else to engage in hand to hand combat with a mountain lion. Took a fellow veteran friend and an 80lb German Shepard puppy (Donut) on the ruck. I found the only difficulty from this trail is the inevitable bath I’ll have to give Donut, and the unnecessary amount of Irish whiskey we drank on our way up. The pain of this trail is self inflicted. Donut gives in five stars based on the diversity of bugs he was able to eat along the way. Will be returning to this trail to walk the entire mountain. Loved it.

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bugs
over grown
4 months ago

Stay away unless you like ticks and stickers. Lots of flora and fauna but you’ll be too busy looking for ticks to enjoy it all. Never again.

Great trail, plenty of scenery changes. The trail head is about a 1/4 mile more north down the road than Google maps show so be aware of that. We hiked this counter-clockwise in 1 day and it took about 10 hours. If I were to do it again I would definitely stay over a night. A little overgrown on the Nubbin Creek Trail so watch out for ticks. We also saw a baby rattlesnake so watch the trail. Plenty of good campsites, not many water sources once you get to the loop so fill up where you can. Great grand views on the Pinhoti side. This is a nice trail which isn't too difficult but enough of a challenge. A great one to build up to the Skyway Loop on. Do not miss McDill Point, extremely beautiful views there.

My favorite trail of all time!

Fantastic seasonal views the entire way. The Stairway to Heaven is a beast, it’s blazed but scantly so pay close attention. Lots and lots of rock the entire hike.

As many downed trees as usual but super wet. Even before this rainy season there are 4 or 5 little creek crossings, but this time streams and springs are cropping up all over the place. I'd say this time of year (early spring) isn't the best time to go. It's kind of ugly out there, the temp can easily drop 30 degrees, and there's lots of thorns crisscrossing the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail for kids. Nice waterfalls

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