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Tallassee, Alabama Map

Amazing trail. Beautiful views. Well marked blazes.

Amazing trail. Well blazed. Beautiful views.

I was surprised with this little loop. Needed to get out of Auburn and take the hound for an early October hike near some water so he’d have a place to cool down. The trailhead is easy to find, well marked and just down the way from the Cherokee Ridge trail. The beginning is ok. An easy plod along an old road along the river. Swings uphill some and the dips into the forest. Things are a bit lame on this section as it seems to be an old hillbilly dumping ground. Lots of trash and abandoned refrigerators. Once the trail turns up into the forest things get much, much better. Nice forest stroll along a little brook. Quiet and serene. After a while in along the stream you’ll head uphill through a pine forest and come out to a surprising vista that reminds you Alabama isn’t all that flat. Good place for a sit (there’s some benches and picnic tables). The trail dips back into the forest and winds up some ridges and over hollows. A good hike back to the parking lot. Everything is really well marked. The trail association out here is pretty impressive.

So far , this is a fantastic app! Lot of details, no guess work.

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Easy hike on a hot, humid summer day. Walked with my dog. Watch out for the spiderwebs!

Beautiful trail, well marked and for the most part easy hiking but the last 2 miles are some pretty tough hills ( at least they were for me ) well worth the trip.

Other than the spiderwebs... great hike!

Very nice trail liked the way it was clearly marked

Awesome hike trails marked clearly. really enjoyed this hike beautiful on rock mountain.

I really enjoyed this trail. The parking is great right on the river off of Gold Mine Road . The trail itself is easily navigated with some great views. Quite a bit of elevation gain in the second half of the hike, but it is well worth it. Nice benches along the way to stop and take a break. I was definitely challenged at times with some steep climbs. I hiked the last mile plus from the summit in a toad strangler of a thunderstorm, but I had my frogg toggs so all was well. Saw lots of wild life ( deer, turtles, butterflies, eagles ). The guys at the Cherokee Ridge Hiking Association do a great job on all their trails systems. Will definitely be back!

5 months ago

Overall a fun hike. The hills are a little brutal if you are out of shape like me. Would have been better if the soles of my boots wouldn’t have gotten messed up, made the hills pretty tough. Lots of spots for the dogs to cool off in the creek. I did “dispose” of a copperhead that was on the trail, but that’s just part of hiking in Alabama.

6 months ago

Pretty hike with a few short steep hills. It was harder than expected, with pine straw making some steep downhill stretches a bit treacherous, near the end when we were fatigued. We walked clockwise, and I wonder if we might have been safer going counterclockwise, doing the steeper part first, and uphill, before fatigue set in. It took us older hikers (56, 63, 65) about 2°40’ to close the loop.

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6 months ago