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Blowdown reported earlier has been cleared. Nice hike, not really difficult but not a novice hike either. Great views when hardwood leaves have dropped. Fire tower has been removed. Opportunity exists for some exploring off trail up some of the coves or further along the ridge. While a wilderness area, it is not old growth.

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.

There are caves in the area, but they are not easy to find. Gotta know the history. A very large recess behind the waterfall. Most days of the year the falls are breathtaking. The trail is a bit rugged and slick here and there,but all together pleasant. As usual around water sources, watch for snakes. Caught a few cute little yellow ring necks near the falls. Seen a few guys ride their kayaks off the top of the falls once. VERY ILLEGAL!! Nobody was hurt. At least a good 100ft drop. It was awesome!!

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

Kind of a weird trail that follows a gravel road for half the distance and then turns on to a path that you would normally associate with a hiking trail. The falls are nice, especially after a lot of rain like we've gotten recently. Overall an easy hike with a pretty waterfall at the end.

Great trail. Easy hiking

Easy trail.

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

One of those trails that you just have to see in person. It’s a long hike so do take some protein and water but well worth it! Low traffic so we enjoyed the trail to ourselves mostly.

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3 days ago

First time here and loved it. The pier has been repaired and the trail is well maintained. I will definitely be back.

Beautiful views!

Nice set of trails. Very easy walk. Great for seniors.

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

Fun hike! We did this trail clockwise and camped out near the falls. Plenty of water throughout..the water was pretty high so we found ourselves having the take off boots in order to cross. Incline towards the end of the trail is no joke, but the views are worth it! My dog did fine on this trail too:)

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

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6 days ago

Amazing, hike wasn’t too hard to get through. Came after it rained and was muddy and slippery but made it through fine. Waterfalls were beautiful! Hiked all the way back, really after the second waterfall/sink hole there wasn’t anything I saw, would just hike to the second one and then turn back around.

Nice trail thru the woods. 8 foot wide trail of crushed rock. Very flat. Good for seniors

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!

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