Seasoned adventurers may tell you that the journey can be more rewarding than the destination you’re headed for. In the case of Cheaha State Park, that point is debatable. Lush forest trails will lead you to Alabama’s highest point, where you’ll witness mesmerizing mountain views. It’s a gorgeous journey from start to finish, and one you’ll definitely want to add to your summer bucket list.
This sights from up in the clouds atop Cheaha Mountain takes you 2,407 feet above sea level, where you can gaze across the park below. Stunning during any time of day, you'll witness exceptional sunset and sunrise views here.
This mountaintop getaway covers a lot of land that's just waiting for you to explore it. The surrounding Talladega National Forest is full of natural wonders too.
Besides having several great hiking spots for all skill levels, you can also camp in the Talladega National Forest, either pitching a tent at the primitive camping sites or unlocking your inner mountain man in the cabins.
If you need a bit of modern comfort to rest your tired soles after all that trekking, you can stop by the Cliffside Vista Restaurant for some eats, mountain views, and even a swim in their cliffside pool.
Cheaha State Park gets its name from the word “Chaha”, meaning “high place” in the Creek Nation language of Muskogee. Simple, sweet, and to the point!
Remember to practice good wilderness ethics by cleaning up your trash, respecting wildlife and other hikers, and planning ahead with water and a camera in hand to make the most of your adventure!
Time to lace up those boots from some happy hiking!
Address: 19644 Hwy 281, Delta, AL
Why You Need To Go: Breathtaking mountain views await at Alabama's highest point. Lush trails will offer stunning sights along the way too, even waterfalls.
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