Pulpit Rock Trail

EASY 35 reviews
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Pulpit Rock Trail 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 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.

0.6 miles
95 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


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1 day ago

Good hike beginning is very steep leaving a steep hike out. Great views at the mountains edge.

1 month ago

Great views! Super short trek but STEEP hike back out for little legs!

3 months ago

Great overlook! Trail is steep at first but levels out

3 months ago

This place is special to me. It’s a gorgeous overlook of how beautiful the state of Alabama is. Very easy hike.

4 months ago

Best lookout in the park. The "hike" is really more of a short 5 minute path to get to the rock. Lots of cool rock formations to explore. Faces west so it's probably perfect for sunset! If you go to Cheaha Park you have to go here.

5 months ago

Beautiful scenery a small creek when it rains. Took this hike with a dog, and a three and four year old no problem. Easy hike.

5 months ago

Short trail but really good views

6 months ago

This sunset was amazing. This is a really short trail, perfect for sunset viewing.

7 months ago

Pretty easy trail with only a small section with a steep incline/decline. The views from Pulpit Rock are what make the trail so great, but you can get some of the same views on harder trails. I highly recommend this trail to any beginner hikers and families.

Monday, December 19, 2016

We hiked this and then repealed and climbed the wall. Hike was easy. Climb was easy. It was a good day.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The beginning of the trail is a little tough for my seven year old due to the slop and the tree roots, but the end is worth every penny. The view was amazing and we have some great pictures of the kids! Just be sure to pay close attention to the red markings on the trees. The trail is pretty easy to follow, but at the end you could make a wrong turn if you are not paying attention.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The view is terrific

Monday, August 15, 2016

awesome views

Thursday, February 12, 2015

5 stars for the view at Sunset, 2 stars for the blazing.

the beginning of the trailhead is steep and slippery if it has rained recently, so make sure you have sturdy shoes.

There are blazes and red x's that can make you think you climb back up close to where you just descended. and then there are no other blazes in that section. (just go down the hill and keep walking, you will eventually see a blaze/path crossing stepping stones).

Trail isn't challenging, except the beginning, really nominal elevation change. Then you come to a T. To your right, looks like logging mess. to your left, looks like a logging dead end. no blazes in view... I opted to go left first... about 100ft down trail, see a blaze on a felled tree. (as well as recent chain saw work... could no one tag a tree?)

keep walking, rocky section, then you see Pulpit Rock. (or I am assuming I was there) The sunset/view was spectacular. Technically, the trail closes at sunset. We made it back shortly thereafter.

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