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A very short trail, but great for birding and wildlife viewing.

Would have given five stars but there are a lot of standing dead trees. I didn’t feel comfortable at the established campsites so I just completed the loop. Views were fantastic and trail was easy enough to follow.

great for a walk. Informational stops, scenic, and well maintained.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice easy hike. Around 2 miles with a couple of scenic overlooks.

I would rate this easy; wide, paved paths and sections of boardwalk that are good for easy walks, strollers, and children on bicycles. There are benches, playgrounds, bathrooms, and drinking fountains available at several points. Good chance of seeing armadillos and various birds.

Combo of Blue to White from the waterfall!

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 trail that we ended up taking as an alternate route. Hiked in from the southern parking lot up to Bee Branch on Friday night, camped through a thunderstorm, enjoyed a day of hiking on Saturday, and came back to much higher Borden creek on Sunday morning. I wasn't comfortable with the idea of taking a swim, so we went up the west side of the trail, crossed at the bridge, and came back down the east side. It was a nice trail and a good alternative to drowning

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.

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.

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.

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

Easy 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.

hiking
6 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!

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:)

walking
9 days ago

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

hiking
9 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.

Beautiful place!

Really peaceful beautiful place!

It was a super easy trail. Really beautiful!

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