Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002

HP #29  Sucess!

Chea.. what??
Took a while to find it...
We wouldn't be able to understand the english the local were speaking...!!


rkrevald - Mar 10, 2007 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2007

Number Five!  Sucess!

My dog Spanky and I nail number five! In a little over a month we've hit a full 10% of the nation's state summits. (The easy ones actually) Read all about it at

5dooties - Jan 9, 2007 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2006

Begin Bowl Trip  Sucess!

Dootie #3 and I hit this one on the way to The bowl in Birmingham. Beautiful sites, absolutely love it. Very first high point!


CRiedel2 - Jan 2, 2007 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

First Thing I did New Years 2007  Sucess!

Car camped here Dec 31st, no beer sold in AL on Sundays, so no New Years drinking for me this time. Woke up early and hiked up from the Cheaha trailhead parking, through the woods, then followed the road up through the gate and on to the summit. Very foggy, but a nice tower at least. About 2 miles round trip. The Park Ranger was very nice late the night when I got there and started setting up my car camp when asking me what I was doing at 11:45 on December 31st after I parked, hahaha. Good guys, Nice area, wanted to hike up Talladega Mt too, but had to get driving. Surprised that's not on here yet...Highpoint #7.


jbslist - Dec 13, 2006 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2004

Sweet home Alabama!!  Sucess!

Go to Cheaha all the time, great views and a decent place to take car campers for a night. No real challenge, but a nice day nonetheless.


WoundedKnee - Dec 4, 2006 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Nice area  Sucess!

Drive-up. Did some more hiking in the area. Nice state park.


surgent - Oct 19, 2006 7:48 pm

I was there, too  Sucess!

Quickie visit. Just drove up - #2 of 3 state HPs this day. Lots of rain.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 1991

Paid 50 cent entry fee although museum was closed  Sucess!



gwave47 - Jun 15, 2006 3:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2006

Wheres the trail  Sucess!

Couldn't find a trail that started at the base and went to the top. So I started at the top and went to the bottom and returned back up. The views were decent, I guess the best AL has to offer, it was worth the trip and it was highpoint number 4.


TLP - May 29, 2006 1:24 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

For Alabama this is impressive  Sucess!

I was impressed by this mountain. I didn't think Alabama would have something like this. There's a nice overlook on the drive there that gives you a good idea of the size of this mountain.


jakefrisbee - Mar 15, 2006 3:39 am

Check it off  Sucess!

Summited during a drive from FL to MI.


srclimb1 - Feb 23, 2006 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2000

Archaeology Survey  Sucess!

Great view to conduct fieldwork...


e-doc - Feb 15, 2006 5:02 am

drive up  Sucess!

At a conference in Atlanta. Drove over to bag as a state HP. Looks like a neat place to spend a few days backpacking

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jan 23, 2006 5:44 pm

Route Climbed: Lake Trail Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

This is actually the most accessible high point from Atlanta, and is one of the best ones in the region. I've done a lot of trips to the North Georgia Mountains, but was pleasantly suprised by the "Alabama Alps" with the scenic parkway (a diminuitive blue Ridge parkway). Be careful when hiking here in the late spring/summer. Although the terrain feels a lot like North Georgia, the elevations are significantly lower and it can get very hot, especially if you are trying the Lake Trail approach, which I highly recommend.


koz - Jan 3, 2006 12:54 am

Route Climbed: Drive-up; hike from the gate Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!

Highpoint #32. Rented a minivan & took turns driving from MA (home) to MO-AR-LA-MS-AL-FL & back. Unfortunately got here at night; seems like the views in the area would have been nice during the day.


chmoore577 - Sep 1, 2005 8:30 am

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: Sept. 9, 2002  Sucess!

An easy drive up. Buildings were under renovation so not much to do. We took a few pictures and headed on our way.


starship_jen - Aug 4, 2005 11:58 pm

Date Climbed: January 21, 2003  Sucess!

My 1st highpoint. They were renovating the tower so I could not go up to the top. Chilly and windy.


davis13 - Jul 31, 2005 8:52 am

Route Climbed: Lake Trail and by Car Date Climbed: All of the 90's  Sucess!

Spent most of my high school and college years hiking, climbing and rappelling on Cheaha. Spent one of the coldest nights of my life camping there in a storm. War Eagle!

tylosaurus - Jul 26, 2005 4:28 pm

Date Climbed: March 1989  Sucess!

Drove up with the boyscoutts, just after hiking the Odum Scoutt trail


Cortez - Jul 20, 2005 1:44 pm

Route Climbed: Lake Chinnabee via the Silent trail & Pinhoti Trail Date Climbed: February 23, 2000  Sucess!

A large party of us hiked this gruelling death march from the base of Mt Cheaha.

The weather was cold and damp/drizzly. The trails for the most part were good but this is an extremely difficult hike. Just because this mountain is at the southern terminous of the Appalachian Mts. in Alabama does not make it easy if you choose this route.

Hiking party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Drew Beaty

Wade Hulsey

Joel Stewart

Kathy Stewart

Steve Color

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