on Cheaha Falls

hiking
5 days ago

Trail was not marked well. A bit overgrown in areas- but we took a wrong turn and had to find our way back to trail, short easy walk overall. There is dirt road people were parked .5 miles from falls- if you wanted a quicker way to falls. Falls were nice.. Little area you can swim but it was kinda crowded. Several tents pitched nearby.

We took a few shortcuts, part of pollenators trail and part of megawatt on the way back. Kids were wore out, but was amazing to eat lunch at the gazebo on the way in

Family loved the trek. We went end to end and enjoyed both falls. No need to be in a hurry.

hiking
over grown
rocky
14 days ago

The trail to the falls isn’t far. It starts out easy and then gets very rocky. But still doable. Although the trail is not as easy to see through the rocks. The falls were flowing pretty good with the rain we’ve had lately. There are steps up past the falls. We took that trail only about 1/10 mile. It was narrow and somewhat overgrown. You can tell that part isn’t hiked much. Nice views though.

hiking
16 days ago

Super fun. More challenging than expected, and definitely hard to follow in some places (I really enjoy that “wild” feeling though). Would definitely recommend. For a 2 or 3 day trip.

Was our first experience with actual hiking. Loved the waterfalls and experience. Will definitely be looking for more trails to explore!

Nice Trail. Detour so took gravel road. Very dusty drive. Hated that for my truck. Parked alongside road. Hike into falls is VERY easy. No real elevation gain. Our two small schnauzers were very comfortable on the hike. My daughter wanted to play around the falls. Was crowded at base of falls so we went 100 yards downstream. She played in the water and on the rocks. Coming out she saw a coiled snake with mouth open that she almost stepped on. Thank goodness she did not. Then she spotted another swimming in the pool right where she had been. Very much freaked her out. She’s not easily rattled. Needless to say, we cut the hike short and did not hike to the second falls. Be careful with little ones.

Counter clockwise from Adams Gap and spent the night at Cheaha falls for a nice overnight. Lost the trail a bit around mile 15 and had to bushwack to get back on. Overall a nice loop.

hiking
20 days ago

Completion of the loop, On the last leg AllTrails read us off trail and at 15k feet for some reason and I forgot to turn off recording driving from Adams Gap to Turnipseed campground.

Loved trail. Waterfalls are beautiful.

Great trail for an overnight trip. Slept in the shelter which is nice. Caught fish at Chinnabee Lake which made the trip exciting. Definitely recommend. Easy trail to follow.

Just a short hike from upper rv park to observation tower. (closed due to covid 19)

Such a great trail. One of my favorites in all of Cheaha. Highly recommend. Well maintained.

One of the best trails in Cheaha. Be sure to go across the water at cheaha falls. Also, I would suggest driving down the side road to park by the trailhead because it cuts off around 1/2 mile.

Falls are fantastic, (get there early) trail has a couple of overgrown and blowdown areas in first 3 miles. Easy to follow after that. My phone only registered 13 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Make sure to go across the water and go the full length. If it’s been raining, you’ll get your feet wet but it’s not a big deal. Go towards the “stay on trail” sign on the other side of the water. Then the trail goes up.

hiking
1 month ago

HARD. Extreme incline. My kids handled it fine but they’re wiped. I need some compression on my knees! Beautiful, though!!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail. About a mile to the falls. There was a tree down on the path but easy to follow. Once you get to the water the trail fans out with a few ways to the water but it gets steep at that point. With all the rain the falls were flowing well and the pool at the bottom was full. And with all the shut downs with the pandemic lots of foot traffic with people hiking now.

hiking
2 months ago

**03/30/20 Access point at Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area is closed due to the pandemic. Start instead at Turnipseed Campground access point on Alabama 281.** A wonderfully invigorating hike with great views and several picturesque stopping points. Easy to follow and mostly well maintained. My wearable device measured 8.2 miles round trip; I did explore the Recreation Area thoroughly and I’m sure this contributed somewhat.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Really easy to do and there was a very pretty creek and falls. Also, if this is too long for you, there is a road about a mile in that can shorten your hike.

Very beautiful hike! The creek and falls are gorgeous. Wild flowers in bloom. Dogwood tree in bloom. Lots of oak leaf hydrangeas putting out new greenery. 4K GoPro time warp video of the entire trail, and 4K video of Devil’s Den Falls, and Cheaha Falls at HikingAlabama.com I highly recommend this trail. We will be back in the summer to play in the waterfalls and see the hydrangeas!

hiking
2 months ago

We took the trail from turnipseed campground down to Lake Chinnabee. There is a really nice view of the river with several waterfalls and some nice elevation gain as this trail winds across the ridges to make its way down to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little hike. Went yesterday and took our 4 boys ages 4-11. All did well on hike and completed it pretty easily. Trail is marked really well and it crosses a couple small creeks on way to falls. It was our first hike of this distance that we have did as a family. Great for family and great for first timers. Falls were really running good!!!

backpacking
flooded
3 months ago

I took the backwards direction from Turnipseed Camp and from that way it was all washed out. Got some great pics and views of the first falls. But I’m sad I wasn’t able to do the full trail.

hiking
3 months ago

this trail was AWESOME but definitely not easy! steep incline up but definitely worth the climb. crazy pretty view.

one of the prettiest trails I've been to. great falls and views of the river and lake. just challenging enough. highly recommend!

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