Explore the most popular walking trails near Heflin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Short but enjoyable trail with some awesome views at the end of the trail.

There is a boardwalk that takes you all the way to Bald Rock or you can opt to take a dirt trail running beside the boardwalk. The scenic view from Bald Rock is nice but, as for a hiking trail not much to speak of. Nice place to take a short stroll.

Very pretty hike with great views along the way! Drove all the way from Florida and back in the same day for this trail and it was worth it!

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1 month ago

Paige Jenkins nailed this...probably not for everyone even if the trail is mostly easy.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Easy enough to take your children on the trail with you!

If you want to get to the summit of the mountain, none of these maps are correct. Here are the directions to do that: 1) park at the lake trail ($5 fee) and hike up to the state park. 2) walk down the road past a small waterfall on the left and just before you get to the pool at the lodge 3) take a left into the campground loop and look for the trailhead markers with the blue yeti! This "Leave No Trace" trail will take you right to the top observation tower and picnic area! Views are better from other overlooks, which you can access in the park.

The lake trail was VERY well marked (to the point I figured they'd hired some vandal to do penance and just "mark every tree, rock and dirt patch with blue".) The trail is like other reviewers said: steep and rocky but beautiful!

Should be closed. Close to dangerous. Not maintained at all. Multiple downed trees. At about one mile the blazes just stop. Hasn’t been maintained at all recently. We are fairly avid hikers and it’s the worst I’ve ever been on.

Beautiful views! We were there mid week and were the only ones. I'd say moderate hike given the steep initial and final descent / ascent.

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2 months ago

Short but very pretty trail. The view at the lookout was really spectacular!!! I’m glad me and my husband made this little pit stop on our cross country road trip.

Very short and easy hike. We did this one and another one to make it a little longer hike for us.
The climb back up may be a little workout if you don't get out much. Definitely worth it. Nice views.
AND PLEASE..... IF YOU HAVE DOGS, TAKE POOP BAGS AND PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG.

One of my favorite trails. Steep climb back to parking, prepare to be winded.

Found the second part of the trail after walking about a 1/2 mile past it! Was not able to navigate it because it was not a clear, clean trial! Overall had a wonderful time!

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4 months ago

This was a beautiful spot. I hiked this with my two boys, under 10, and it was no problem. We hiked down the cliff on the rocks and they loved it. There were a couple of spots that required some careful planning, but still pretty safe. A couple cool tunnels or caves in the rocks and lots of beautiful pictures.

Easy walk to the scenic point. The view is beautiful. I took my two boys, under 10, and we went off trail and climbed several rocks along the side of the mountain. It was a great time.

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4 months ago

Short, easy hike with a wonderful view at the end! Highly recommend this trail if you’re looking for a quick, non strenuous trail

great hike for kids. Just dont let them get too close to the edge! Beautiful view!

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5 months ago

Lookout was incredible!

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5 months ago

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

Worth the trip and so many more amazing views. It was very foggy but standing on the edge of the cliff was a feeling I’ve never experienced.

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9 months ago

Great overlook! Trail is steep at first but levels out

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

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10 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.

Great hike but I got lost about half way through. Well not really lost, but I wasn't 100% sure I was on track and decided to head back... the trail isn't marked well (or at all) like Pinhoti Trail (which I highly recommend over this). Pinhoti is a great trail, Bald Rock and Pulpit Rock and incredible lookouts, but this one is just kind of alright. Still worth the hike if you're in the area for a couple of days.

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.

Easy walk on boardwalk or a off trial walk. beautiful views off the rocks

Short trail but really good views

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11 months ago

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

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

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.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

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