Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint

EASY 30 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1463 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

3 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Started at Lake Cheaha trailhead (Blue Marker). It was steep and rocky for the majority of the trail. Amazing views along the trail. Also a couple of very cold creeks to cool off in. The trail merges with Mountain Laurel (Pink Marker) at the scenic area. We followed the Mountain Laurel trail to the upper campground then cut through the wood to the observation tower and then back down to the lake. 3.6 miles total. Strenuous for the both of us, I'm 38, she's 14. I would definitely do it again.

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
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.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

camping
9 months ago

can you camp anywhere on the trail?

geocaching
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

10 months ago

Loved it kid friendly :)

10 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:)

11 months ago

11 months ago

11 months ago

Saturday, June 04, 2016

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

hiking
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.