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Walls of Jericho

Estillfork, AL

Walls of Jericho is a 7 mile point-to-point trail located near Decherd , Tennessee. The trail is rated as moderate and is accessible all year. (weather permitting) The trail is hard to find if you don't know where it is. Go north off Hwy. 64 out of Decherd on hwy. 16. The trail is on the right.

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Sipsey River Trail
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Green Trail (Peavine Falls Trail)
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

one of my absolute favorite hikes, challenging, beautiful & rewarding. I highly recommend the hikes in oak mountain..this one being the top

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Chewacla State Park
by Robert Montalvo

5 Completed 2 Reviews

Thank you Alabama State Parks and Chewacla State Park for five wonderful free days of camping. That is a great way to convey your appreciation to customers for their support of Alabama State Parks. Please continue this on a regular basis. As for the trails of the park. The trails are great for family outings. We took our 2-year old grandson on his three wheel jogging carriage around the lake trail right upto the waterfalls. The photos above barely touch the beauty of the falls or the park.

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Pulpit Rock Trail
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79 Completed 62 Reviews

5 stars for the view at Sunset, 2 stars for the blazing.

the beginning of the trailhead is steep and slippery if it has rained recently, so make sure you have sturdy shoes.

There are blazes and red x's that can make you think you climb back up close to where you just descended. and then there are no other blazes in that section. (just go down the hill and keep walking, you will eventually see a blaze/path crossing stepping stones).

Trail isn't challenging, except the beginning, really nominal elevation change. Then you come to a T. To your right, looks like logging mess. to your left, looks like a logging dead end. no blazes in view... I opted to go left first... about 100ft down trail, see a blaze on a felled tree. (as well as recent chain saw work... could no one tag a tree?)

keep walking, rocky section, then you see Pulpit Rock. (or I am assuming I was there) The sunset/view was spectacular. Technically, the trail closes at sunset. We made it back shortly thereafter.

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Cave Creek Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

I've done this trail as a part of my loops from the Cheaha Trailhead and connecting the Pinhoti Trail. Not too strenuous but a great way to get out for the weekend. I've gone Fall, Winter, and Spring and trails are great. Winter can get a little cold on the mountain so check the forecast.

There is one long extended climb, or descent, depending on which way you are headed. If you start at the Cheaha trailhead and hike south, you will go up the climb. Not technical but long. If you come at it from the south, from the top of the Chinnabee Silent Trail, you will come down the climb heading back towards your car at Cheaha. This typically means you have camped overnight along the trail.

A good trail, but not a used as the Pinhoti so watch for trail markings and the foot bed.

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Nubbin Creek Loop
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

I've done this trail as a part of my loops from the Cheaha Trailhead and connecting the Pinhoti Trail. Not too strenuous but a great way to get out for the weekend. I've gone Fall, Winter, and Spring and trails are great. Winter can get a little cold on the mountain so check the forecast.

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Cheaha Trailhead
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

If you live in Mississippi or Alabama and are looking for a multi-day backpacking trip with great views, moderate hiking, plenty of water sources, and don't have time to go to The Smokies, this is it! This trailhead is just down the hill from the state park entrance and is a good place to start and finish leaving your car parked overnight. Start at this trailhead and hike south to McDill point. A great place to eat lunch if you start early or a great place to camp if you start late. You will be hiking on the Pinhoti Trail that is a through hiking trail in Alabama. North of Cheaha, it eventually connects with the Appalachian Trail.

The next morning (or if you are continuing for the afternoon) keep going on the Pinhoti until you reach the top of the Chinabe Silent Trail. There is a large area for multiple tents and a water source. Here is where you have to make some decisions about how far you want to go. At this intersection is where multiple trails come together that can for a short loop or a long loop. This is a great place to camp overnight as you have a water source and usually a lot of fire wood. I have made several loop hikes of different lengths from this spot.

Best bet is to scour the internet for maps and information on the loop trails, or stop at the store at Cheaha and get a trail map. All of it is pretty moderate hiking with no real big climbs. Hiking down the Chinabe Silent trail is a little climb and then further on at Stairway to Heaven is a bit of a climb, but nothing a beginner could not handle.

I've done these trails in Fall, Winter, and Spring and all are nice. Winter can get cold up on the mountain so check the forecast.

All in all, its a great place to backpack! Oh, and on Sunday when you hike out, stop for lunch in Homewood (Birmingham) at Johnny's Restaurant! Best food around!

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Chinnabee Silent Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Great trail. Start at the lake and hike up to the falls and then up to the top of the mountain that intersects the Pinhotti trail. If you search around on the internet enough, you can gather information on making a loop hike with overnight stays. Plenty of rocks, plenty of views, and plenty of water to drink (purify first). Its a great area and easy to find and get to.

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Sipsey River
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

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Trail 209 (Sipsey Fork Trail)
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

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