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Chinnabee Silent Trail

Lineville, AL

Chinnabee Silent Trail is a 7.4 mile out and back trail located near Lineville, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Note: keep dogs on leash

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(Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing view at the lookout. I highly recommend standing on the rock and just taking in the beauty of the view.

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(Doug Ghee) Bald Rock Boardwalk
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful walk. One can use the accessible walkway or take the more rugged "backcountry" trail out to Bald Rock.

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Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint
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18 Completed 13 Reviews

Great hike from Lake Cheaha.. Only about a mile or so to the top but over 1000 ft in elevation change. It's a steep, rigorous hike but the views are definitely worth it.

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Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint
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23 Completed 23 Reviews

Fun trail, but definitely strenuous at parts. I'd highly recommend trekking poles

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Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

Completed 4/10/15. I was pleased to find all the trail markings, some were a bit faded though. Made a nice day hike. Would love to know of other more technical trails.

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Pulpit Rock Trail
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100 Completed 78 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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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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Cheaha Mountain - Alabama Highpoint
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

10/17/2014 - Went for a day hike at Cheaha also got turned around about four miles in, no trail markers. Had planned on doing a loop but the printed trail map issued by the park service didn't match the trail I thought I was on I came upon a triple junction that I couldn't find on the map. Back tracked to the start. This would be a great place to hike if the park service would mark the trail system. ( I came upon one junction & it looked like the trail marker had been used for kindling) Rick

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Pulpit Rock Trail
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23 Completed 23 Reviews

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Pinhoti Trail: Pine Glen to Sweetwater Lake
by Don Bryson

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked this section in Feb. 2014. Have hiked, by sections, from Highfalls to here on the Pinhoti, this is, I do believe to be, is my favorite section. A beautiful creek from beginning to end. Great hike.

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