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Great trail. Easy hiking

18 hours ago

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.

20 hours ago

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

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:)

3 days ago

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

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

Steep section is tough to do with dogs. Would not recommend taking pets on that section. Beautiful hike otherwise.

Really peaceful beautiful place!

It was a super easy trail. Really beautiful!

My favorite trail to date. A true wilderness. Did this loop in January, round 40 degrees, did not realize I would have to cross the Sipsey twice on this loop. Know you’re going to have to get a little wet out there, but that’s part of the adventure. Randolph was fairly boring till you get closer to Sipsey from there, the whole time your traversing along the River, there’s consistently something to see and something to maneuver. Really wonderful trail, I’ll be back to Sipsey very soon!

Loved it!

Great views; beautiful hike!

5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our day hike today, despite the rain. We entered at the Braziel trailhead and took 223 - 208 - 224 - 204. Because of the rain and that it was our first time we missed the tree and carried on for about another mile till we backtracked and found what we were looking for. Don’t know how we missed it - it’s huge! We hike often, so this was a long but fairly easy trail. All in all we did 9.7 miles. Cold and wet at the end but happy with our adventure. We can’t wait to come back in the spring.

Moderately flat. Parts of it followed the creek. Nice cascading small waterfalls. Very well-maintained and trees were marked. Trail is also s mountain bike trail. There were 2 folks hunting squirrels so next time I’ll wear a bright orange hat!

Great hike beautiful waterfall! As others have mentioned, it’s steep going down, take your time...we had lunch on the rocks as well.

Decent short trail. Fallen trees covered in moss litter the forest floor. Beautiful, right on the river. Came across a group of deer and they were not afraid of us. I was able to get about 15 yards from them.

8 days ago

This is a fun/easy hike. We started on the blue trail, and there was a bit of an incline throughout the hike, but it wasn’t particularly challenging (took us a little less than 3 hrs). The overlook gave us some good views, but our pup had the most fun with all the creeks we encountered!

I loved it, but I also love crossing creeks.

I have lived near this area my whole life and never knew this fantastic trail existed

9 days ago

I had a wonder walk around the lake and will definitely stop back by next time I'm in the area and want to stretch my legs

9 days ago

Totally unexpected. I didn’t anticipate such a beautiful trail to be in the middle of this busy city. The rock formations, the elevation, everything was amazing.

Did this trail twice. First time was a mistake. I entered the horse trail, not the hiking trail. The horse trail is more than twice as long as the hiking trail. I had to turn around at one point just to make sure I got out of there before dark, because I didn't bring a lot of gear. When I finally went back and did the hiking trail, it was the hike of a lifetime. Its amazing. There are a few little campsites along the way and a very old small cemetery. One gravestone is in good condition and they apparently died in 1860. 10/10 would recommend.

For us, this trail was more like a difficult rating. May not have been as bad if we went left from the trailhead and did the sugar tree portion first. As it was, we hiked to our right onto the Smokerise portion first. It wasn’t too difficult. It offered level parts and some moderate elevated parts. There were some really nice rock formations along the way and it was nicely wooded. We crossed over a few little Creeks and there were quite a few birds. When we turned onto the Sugar Tree portion of the trail, the ascent was pretty steep for us (novice hikers). It was also very rocky. We were glad it was over! To us, the views weren’t really worth all the climbing. Also, you could hear traffic pretty much the entire time. This may be better when the trees are leafed.

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10 days ago

Absolutely worth a trip out to see. Don’t listen to the negativity of the previous reviews. It’s a super easy trail to get to. Park in the area right next to the ball field and just walk over through the gate. You keep to the right on the path and you’ll come across an old stage and a wooden platform down past the stage that overlooks some of the gorge. The area is absolutely beautiful and extremely easy to view. This isn’t an elaborate hike that requires a pack and a lot of endurance. It’s a short walk in the woods with a lot of pretty views. If you keep to the trail to the right of the wooden platform you’ll walk around a quarter of a mile and come out in a large overlook viewing a second waterfall and a large drop into the gorge. In my opinion it’s just absolutely awesome how deep the gorge is. It’s a great place for photos with family and so on. If you continue down another half a mile you’ll come up on an area that’s perfect for sitting and having a picnic or just some quality alone time with a breathtaking view of the mountains. The area is perfect for bird watching or just sight seeing in general. Although this is all a short walk, it’s absolutely worth taking the time out of your day and viewing. I personally wouldn’t say the trail was anything more than easy to navigate and traverse. We will definitely be going back for a nice picnic, or some evening views of the valley and moon.

10 days ago

We arrived at Adams Gap trailhead at about 3:30 the previous day. Conditions were foggy and wet as we set out clockwise on the loop. The wet rocks and leaves on the narrow trail were pretty sketchy, glad I brought trekking poles! By the time we went through the first mile or so we decided to go off trail and set up camp. I think it's the same site referred to by other reviewers. Rain continued all night and most of our gear got completely soaked. We almost bailed but eventually we decided to continue.

The Skyway Trail was very challenging, lots of rocks, slippy parts and steep ups and downs. Water was no problem. We followed blue blazes and Pinhoti trail blazes the whole way but somehow missed the turn-off to the Lake Chinnabee camp area by a long shot. We would have loved to do the Chinnabee trail loop but we passed by the junction somehow. Deciding to continue on to Turnipseed camping we went on to no avail.

I'm not used to a lot of elevation change myself so unless you are, know that the Skyway Trail is quite strenuous, it would have helped if trial junctions were clearly marked so that we could have made our waypoints. Something strange ensued.

I'm befuddled as to how we ended up at the trail intersection of forest road 600-2 and the Pinhoti trail SW of the trailhead. I was experiencing early hypothermia and extreme fatigue at that point and we ended up walking the forest road back to the trailhead after using Google Maps to find our location.

All in all quite the adventure. The skyline trail is very rugged and you better be in good shape for it. I'm only giving it three stars because I think the Forest Service could mark trail intersections better. If we weren't as resourceful as we are we could have had a serious survival situation on our hands.

Parked at Simmons school Trailhead. Followed oranges blazes to High Falls and then to where the trail came out on Chapel Rd

Was marked well. Beautiful!

10 days ago

I went after tons of rain, and I’m so glad I did! It was super muddy from the cemetery to the falls, so I would definitely recommend at least one trekking pole.

Once you get to the creek and see the falls and think you can’t go any further, put on some water shoes, cross the river, and keep going up.

Took my 26 pound dog and he loved it.

What a nice surprise!

My GPS clocked 8.25 miles and I went all the way to the top of the falls.

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