The Talladega National Forest offers a peaceful atmosphere that is filled in wild game, camping, and hiking utopias. The forest also features picturesque scenic waterfalls throughout its striking setting. The total Forest covers 392,567 acres (613.39 sq mi, or 1,588.66 km2) at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Before it was bought by the federal […]
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Nubbin Creek Trail
This little-known hike is quickly becoming well known. Located just south of Cheaha Mountain, Alabama’s highest peak, the Nubbin Creek Trail is a true classic, showcasing what makes the Talladega National Forest a true treasure for Alabama. For day-hikers, the 6-mile out-and-back is wonderful. Climbing the side of the Little Caney Head Mountain from the […]
Pinhoti Hiking Trail
The Alabama Pinhoti Trail, a national recreation trail, is the pride of Alabama hikers. This 100+ mile long path is the backbone of a trail system second to none in the state as it meanders through rolling hillsides, up rocky crags, past mountain streams and waterfalls, and the panoramic vistas atop the mountains of the […]
An excellent addition to birding in Cheaha State Park, this site is easily reached via the Talladega Scenic Byway. Mature, mixed pine-oak forest provides a good stop for woodland songbirds. Good location for breeding Scarlet Tanagers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Ovenbirds. Watch for Blue-headed Vireo.