Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint

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Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint is a 7.6 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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.6 miles
1463 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




nature trips




wild flowers



1 month ago

boardwalks all the way to a beautiful lookout. perfect for all to enjoy

2 months ago

This is a moderately difficult hike that offers great views overlooking the national forest and Appalachian foothills. Besides the views there are large rock outcroppings to climb on, a plane crash site, and plenty of places to camp. The trail was easy to follow for the most part, but was a little unclear near the top.

4 months ago

6 months ago

LOVED IT! Beautiful views and nice, short hikes. Great for kids and dogs. Very well maintained and marked.

6 months ago

8 months ago

can you camp anywhere on the trail?

9 months ago

fun trip..taking in a few geos. ..

9 months ago

9 months ago

Loved it kid friendly :)

9 months ago

Beautiful!! The trail head is outside the park. Inside the park are several short walking picture opportunities. I'd rate the trail higher than moderate. Had a heavy pack and there are some tough elevation spots. Loved it and plan to go back:)

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Really enjoyed this hike. Lots of opportunities for some beautiful pictures. The trails are well marked. Park is clean and well kept.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Loved it

Monday, April 18, 2016

I hiked this from the lake to the summit with my girls age 6 and 8 it is a steep hike. The trail is well blazed and easy to follow. Great views along the way. Once the trail ends it comes out by some cabins ( not at the summit ) so we were determined to get a picture with the "highest point in Alabama sign" and wondered along lost for a bit but eventually made it up and got the pics. About a 6 mile round trip to the summit then back to the lake. Great time I recommend doing it if you are considering.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

We hiked from the Cheaha lake up to the summit. It was a very steep rocky incline for a large part of the hike. Really well maker trail to the top with multiple spots for resting, picture taking, and sight seeing. Once you reach the top of the trail it will end in a parking lot by some cabins. From there we walked the road to the highest point which is at the overlook tower. Just look for the tallest building and head straight for it. We followed the road around to it but that was a waste of time, plenty of cut throughs from the road toward the tower.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Great hike from Lake Cheaha.. Only about a mile or so to the top but over 1000 ft in elevation change. It's a steep, rigorous hike but the views are definitely worth it.