Arrived late at night to a very spooky tower, lights through the fog, wind moaning, whole nine yards. Nice park, nice drive-up. 11/50 highpoints for me.
Paid the $2 senior fee and drove to the top. Don't forget to say "Hi" to Bigfoot at the summit. State HP #36
First of 3 state high points today. Cloudy & breezy but not cold at all. Nice area.
On a business trip to Atlanta I decided to make a few detours on the way home. Stop number 1 was Cheaha Mountain. Only a quick drive through the park and some pictures this trip. I'll be back, Alabama is beautiful.
truly enjoyed this
About a month after my first HP trip to the E/NE that got me #s 4-12...It's time for another trip E to NC, but I took a S/SE side trip to get a bunch more HPs. (HP 3 of 7 during this trip). Very beautiful area, lots to look at. USGS seal on the ground in front of the observation tower, view from top is not as good as expected with the window type. But other displays and views from the park are better. Some hiking to be done also.
Nice views and hikes with some great fall colors!
This is a beautiful highpoint. We stayed at the summit lodging and got to enjoy the sunset.
If you're here for the HP take this trail up! M and F late 20's in shape + golden retriever, took our time enjoying the lookouts and spotting our dog in the steep sections. 1.25hrs to top. well worth it. This is a very underrated state high point. Views from the cliffs on the way up were better than the view from the lookout. Steep with some Class2 sections. Probably not the hike for unstable people. Hot midday. Decent took 30-40mins. CAUTION for snakes, if you cant see whats in it, do not put your hands, feet, or snout there. We kept our dog on leash for this reason. Would do again for sure.
Beautiful day to visit the top of Alabama. Very peaceful and quiet, only one or two cars arrived after I did. Pleased to find a nice fenced dog park at the top where my best buddy could have a bit of a run around. Got dripped on by water in the tower.
Drove up on Sept 1, 2020. Next day after camping at the CCC campground (had the place to myself) hiked up from Cheaha Lake. Jumped in the lake after the hike to refresh myself. Enjoyable mountain. HP#41 for me!
Took a fun road trip a couple days in front of Marco and Laura. Weather was great, and view from the top of tower was nice.
There is a USGS marker dated 1941, here. Note that it is marked "Cheehahaw", and not "Cheaha."
Completed this hike with Memphis Outdoor Adventures — good hike and good fellowship afterward in the lodge restaurant!
Hiked Hernandez Point too. Beautiful
Impressive views of huge boulders, mountains, lakes and ancient trees
Very cool bigfoot at the top
Since my company decided to shut down from Dec 25 - Jan 1 and my fiancee (unluckily for him/luckily for me) works retail, I booked a flight South to tackle 2 more highpoints. Despite the fog and rain, it was a great hike up the Lake Trail - roadwalk - Cheaha Express - Express Connector -roadwalk ‐ Highpoint Monument ‐ Leave No Trace Bigfoot Trail ‐ roadwalk - back down Lake Trail!!
The most significant part of this expedition was the fact that I had my trusty road atlas available for navigation, since cell reception is spotty in the vicinity of the park. The high point is in the midst of a nice state park with very pleasant employees who are happy to guide visitors to a parking lot right across from a lovely overlook building. Apparently there are real climbing routes available, but it was a densely foggy morning when I went and I was on my way to Georgia so I was happy to take the easy route.
Did the Drive up!