Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Cheaha Mountain State Park, AL

Is there a road up to 2413', the highest point in Alabama? Yes, we drove up Cheaha Mountain in Alabama today. The road up is a very scenic drive, there are several scenic overlooks up and down the mountain road, great spots for photos. Plus there's an old observation tower to explore at the top of Cheaha Mt.

Mount Cheaha gets it's Muskegon Language name from the Creek Indians more than two hundred years ago, it means high place. It is actually part of the Talladega Mountains at the southern end of the Appalachians.

If you would rather hike up Mount Cheaha, there is a nice trail, here is the trailhead.

The start of the hiking trail is A path of custom tiles with all different kinds of footprints on them.

The hiking trail up Cheaha Mt. Before cars few people ventured up to the top of Cheaha. Most stayed in the valley below.

A lovely waterfall on the drive down Cheaha Mt.

Bunker Tower Observation

There is a very nice boardwalk from the Bald Rock parking area, all the way out to Bald Rock. It's ideal for those in a wheel chair, handicapped or physically challenged.

Japanese style Bonzai Trees grow naturally on top of Cheaha.

Coordinates: 33°29′07.84″N 85°48′31.19″W

☛ Photo blog post from my iPhone

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