Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Alabama with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail, been doing it a couple of years now. The 7 mile is challenging, have not done the 11 mile yet. well traveled with friendly people.

Great trail even for a cold, windy 35 degree weather day mid January. Went to Cambrian Overlook and the other Overlook past that. Brought hot coffee and a PB&J and sat at the top overlook to have a snack. Wonderful time!

From Turnipseed. Campground, we hiked out to the Lake Chinnabee dam and back. It rained very hard yesterday and Cheaha Creek was difficult to cross. It’s a moderate to easy trail except for the creek crossings in fast deep water. Really enjoyable.

BEAUTIFUL place!!! Just a little tough but well worth it. Bring plenty of water!! There are plenty of places to rest and really beautiful over looks. There is also the remains of a plane crash about a half mile from mcdill point on the pinhoti side.

A steep climb, but not that difficult. My wife did it while 5 months pregnant. Cheaha lake is a nice place during the summer with plenty of family fun in the warmer months. Everything you need there with a camp ground right across the road.

BEAUTIFUL place!!! Just a little tough but well worth it. Bring plenty of water!! There are plenty of places to rest and really beautiful over looks. There is also the remains of a plane crash about a half mile from mcdill point.

Breathtaking in more ways then one. The lake at the start is a little scummy with alot of turtles and there are fish there so I am told. As usual, watch for snakes! The sights on the trail are beautiful. The trail veers back and forth away from the creek all along the way. There are 2 major waterfalls along this trail. The first, which is about a half mile in, is The devil's den. About a 20ft fall with a large pool below. The water is cold, but the thrill is there. A great place to relax in the water on the rocks above and catch some rays. Hike about another 2 1/2 miles further and you'll find the Cheaha shelter complete with fire pit, picnic table and an awesome view. Hiking just a little bit further down the hill from there and you find Cheaha falls. A 25-30ft drop that I wouldn't recommend jumping from unless you've got a harness and rope. Some very nice and level spots to camp next to the stream near by also.

Pleasant walk to the overlook. Not much to see until that point. The view from bald rock is amazing. You can see everything from Oxford to Talladega. If you like rappelling or rock climbing then this a great spot for this. I'm not sure if they let people rappel there anymore though. There is also a modestly steep trail leading down to Cheaha lake. My wife was 5 months pregnant and had very little problem coming down or going back up. The Hawks riding air streams come very close to the main rocks if there aren't alot of people. Picture perfect.

Very easy and a great place to kill time. Not much to see and if there has been any rain recently then a good portion of the island will be flooded for awhile. Plenty of mud off the boardwalk. We had to park behind the Gadsden mall and walk a little ways to the boardwalk.

The rock formations here are phenomenal. If you love rock climbing or rappelling and not having to walk far to do it, then this is the place for you. Competition's, Blu Grass, Renaissance festivals. A labyrinth of beautiful rock formations. There is camping and a little restaurant also. A great place for family gatherings.

2 days ago

Very short hike, but OMG it is beautiful up there. The falls, especially after a good rain, are very nice. Be careful on the stairs going up and down. The water is cold, but feels great during the summer. A great spot to go rappelling also. Several spots to set camp along the lower side of the trail. Beware of chiggers and tics.

BEAUTIFUL place!!! Just a little tough but well worth it. Bring plenty of water!! There are plenty of places to rest and really beautiful over looks. There is also the remains of a plane crash about a half mile from mcdill point on the pinhoti side.

A very nice and easygoing hike. Water flows next to the trail almost the whole way. Watch out for snakes!! I have seen a few water moccasins along this trail. Absolutely perfect for spring and fall hiking. it does run through a management area. So be cautious during hunting season. Once you get to the lake it's a great places for a picnic, pictures, fishing (with a valid fishing license!!), and frog gigging

It's a great trail, but there are too many random dogs

We had a blast. Be extra careful around the waterline trail.

Beautiful views!

I hiked this trail early last summer and It was beautiful...Cheaha Falls and Devil’s Den were full of water. I attempted to go back from Chinnabee Lake this January 2019 and the access point from the lake was closed. However, you can access It from the Turnipseed trailhead just a short distance away. You can get a paper map of all the Cheaha Wilderness trails from Cheaha State Park in the Park office/store. You don’t have to pay entrance fee to stop by there.

Bike trails in total make a beautiful meandering training workout. Wonderful in Autumn

walking
6 days ago

This is a wonderful trail and it is a National Recreation Trail

Not a bad hike the waterfall is about 30-40 min in at a easy -moderate pace

Steep section is tough to do with dogs. Would not recommend taking pets on that section. Beautiful hike otherwise.

Very nice trail. Well maintained.

Beautiful place!

Really peaceful beautiful place!

hiking
6 days ago

Our first hike of the new year. It was easy and fun for the kids and a great beginner trail!

It was a super easy trail. Really beautiful!

My favorite trail to date. A true wilderness. Did this loop in January, round 40 degrees, did not realize I would have to cross the Sipsey twice on this loop. Know you’re going to have to get a little wet out there, but that’s part of the adventure. Randolph was fairly boring till you get closer to Sipsey from there, the whole time your traversing along the River, there’s consistently something to see and something to maneuver. Really wonderful trail, I’ll be back to Sipsey very soon!

Nice short trail but well maintained..

I would call this a track not really a trail. It made for a decent Sunday walk, but not much to look at.

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