Chinnabee Silent Trail

MODERATE 117 reviews
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Chinnabee Silent Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lineville, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
892 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

Acess at 646 off cheaha road or 281.

hiking
7 days ago

This likely won’t apply to anyone who uses this app, but I have to say it: flip flops aren’t ideal hiking shoes, particularly the $5 Alvin’s Island variety, and I am not sure why anyone would think they were. So, I felt very little pity for all the folks I saw on the trail wearing said shoes and complaining about their difficulties: “they should let people know...yada yada yada.”

Nope...you shouldn’t go for walk in the woods wearing shower shoes. Craziness.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a very beautiful trail. A large portion of it winds right beside a stream blotted with lots of drops and a waterfall or two.For me it was a fairly easy trail and only became more inclined halfway through. A good trekking pole would serve most people well. A must see if you are in northeast Alabama.

My only slight negative is that it was highly trafficked, at least compared with most other trails I’ve been on. This could’ve also stemmed from it being Memorial Day weekend however.I like the solitude of a lonely trail, but that is just my preference. Great trail nonetheless!

backpacking
2 months ago

This trail has it all! Planted pines where you can see for 100s of yards, beautiful waterfalls, and numerous overlooks and elevation changes. I started at the Turnip Seed side of the trail and hiked to Lake Chinnabee. The trail is very well maintained the only spot where it was a little dicey was when you get to Cheaha Falls just continue right over the flat rocks before the falls and follow the trail which works it’s way up the hill to the left to the Cheaha Falls Shelter, where I chose to camp. Devils Den Falls is also an amazing place, perfect for swimming. I would watch for snakes obviously I had one cross the trail in front of me along a stagnant part of the creek. Also there are a lot of bear postings so be aware of that and use a bear bag 200 ft minimum from your campsite if overnighting. I will definitely be back!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great Trail I enjoyed the hike.The forest was showing signs of Spring everywhere. it looked like they may have attempted to do a controlled burn on both sides of the trail most of the way. there was alot of burned and scorched forest on both sides of the trail, amazingly the trail itself showed no signs of being burned.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great trail! It is muddy for the first section but besides that it was great. We stayed the night in the shelter after a short hike in (~3.5 miles) and then hiked out the next morning! Good hike for a beginner backpacking trip I have been on several and this was one of the easiest. It was a gradual uphill in and all downhill on the way back. Very nice!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this yesterday, but only to get to Cheaha Falls which is about 1.5 Miles from Turnip Seed Parking Area.Parking at Turnip seed cross the highway and follow the Silent Trail until it leads to the falls. Great swimming hole for the summer. Pretty area. It was late in the day and we were unsure how far the rest of the trails went or where they led to. I highly recommend picking up a nap from the store at the opening of Cheaha Map.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this yesterday from the turnipseed trailhead. Great hike. Way more beautiful than I expected.

Only issue was that it was unclear which way the trail went once you got to cheaha falls. There are multiple paths in that area. Chinabee silent trail goes straight across the top of the falls to the other side.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Falls were a great site to see and hear. My fiancé and I hiked it with our dog. The Cheaha 50k happened to be racing through. It was fun cheering on the runners. Only mistake was that we wanted to start at Chinnabee Lake. It’s closed until March 1. Fun one though.

backpacking
4 months ago

Backpacked in/out from 281 last weekend with my husband, 11-year-old daughter, and our dog. Great family hike -- not too rigorous with interesting geology, plant life, and water falls! The first section of the trail from 281 to Cheaha Falls is a bit busy with lots of folks just hiking in to the view the main falls, but traffic diminishes considerably after you cross the creek. We ended up with a sweet little camp spot down in the valley off the left-hand side of the trail in the area known as Devil's Den.

4 months ago

Did this trail today. It did my disappoint!

5 months ago

very easy coming from rt281 to the falls only 1 mile in and out

Have done this trail many times with my family. Very pretty.

backpacking
8 months ago

Love this trail one of the best in the area.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing scenery and a few waterfalls. Went with a group of friends and we enjoyed every minute of it!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful scenery and waterfalls! excellent trail to hike.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Relatively easy hike in from the main road to the waterfalls.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The falls were absolutely amazing! Stopped and set up hammocks. Walked around naked for about 2 hours. haha. Not a soul in sight. A beautiful getaway

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Nice trail with some excellent views of Cheaha park. Lots of changing terrain and a wide array of rock formations, swimming holes and vegetation. Single file with heavy brush at some points though. You kind of have to melt into the brush to let others pass. We did it out and back in about 4 hours with a stop for lunch.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

This was the first time my husband and I hiked a trail with this length. Very beautiful near Lake Chinnabee with waterfalls. There are several places where we just stopped to enjoy the view and the quietness of the area. Will definitely do again.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beautiful trail! I was lucky enough to experience this area a weekend after heavy rainfall to the north so the falls were phenomenal.

hiking
Friday, April 21, 2017

LOVE the chinnabee!! It's a must when in Cheaha!

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Love the silent trail,not much traffic and jsut a great place to clear your mind. Cheaha Falls is on this trail and it's one of my favorite swimming spots! It's a a must when going to CSP!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

beautiful waterfalls at devil's den.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We visited yesterday (3/19/2017) and had a great time until we got right before the stone steps to devil's den. It is very unsafe and impossible to get to the steps unless you take a chance and step on the slick rock.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Great day hike! Go check it out. For a day hike, camp at Camp Turnipseed. Awesome campsite, can get busy. If your backpacking there are plenty of sites off the trail and near the falls.
Leave no trace!

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

This is a great little easy hike. A few hills, but not too tough even if you are only in decent shape. Trail is well marked and when we went there was plenty of water--the dog loved it.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Great first hike here. Devils Den was beautiful. Looking forward to more hiking here!!!

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Great Trail for a day hike. Nice water flow, and very easy to moderate. Enjoy!

camping
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Grate trail nice view over a large creek

hiking
Thursday, January 12, 2017

I did this when I traveled with my ministry to Mt. Cheaha.
It's a pretty peaceful trail, as the name suggests, and the autumn trees made it beautiful with Cheaha in the background.
I'm only throwing for stars because of the trash around the creek areas, which is more at fault of the visitors.

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