Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Feb 20, 2023 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2023

State high point trifecta  Sucess!

First of 3 state high points today. Cloudy & breezy but not cold at all. Nice area.

Thermoretical - Jan 29, 2023 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2022

FOG! (#1)  Sucess!

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.


whatdoIknow - Jan 3, 2022 5:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2020

very nice  Sucess!

truly enjoyed this


DSimm81 - Dec 29, 2021 11:39 am Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2021

HP# 15  Sucess!

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.

jgoodsnyder - Oct 26, 2021 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2021

High Point #14  Sucess!

Nice views and hikes with some great fall colors!


admiralcapn - Aug 2, 2021 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2021

#19  Sucess!

This is a beautiful highpoint. We stayed at the summit lodging and got to enjoy the sunset.

JohnDunc - May 2, 2021 4:15 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2021

Very Underrated  Sucess!

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.


Socorro - Feb 10, 2021 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2021

#8 state high point  Sucess!

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.

WIHighPointer - Jan 14, 2021 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2020

HP #19, Cheaha Mtn, AL  Sucess!

Easy access


vanman798 - Sep 8, 2020 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2020

Cool Mountain Hp#41  Sucess!

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!

Humpty Dumpty - Aug 24, 2020 11:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2020

Beat hurricanes Marco and Laura

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."


claidheamdanns - Jul 2, 2020 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2016

Mount Cheaha HPH  Sucess!

Completed this hike with Memphis Outdoor Adventures — good hike and good fellowship afterward in the lodge restaurant!

Greg comrie

Greg comrie - Jul 2, 2020 5:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2020

Cheaha mountain, AL  Sucess!

Hiked Hernandez Point too. Beautiful


Kristalea - Jan 26, 2020 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2019

Medieval looking Bunker Tower  Sucess!

Impressive views of huge boulders, mountains, lakes and ancient trees

tsbocook - Jan 6, 2020 9:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2018

HP #6  Sucess!

Very cool bigfoot at the top

HikerHel - Dec 30, 2019 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2019

Highpoint # 21  Sucess!

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!!


Odycus - Oct 21, 2019 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2019

Foggy morning, nice spot  Sucess!

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.


Wallylongridge - Oct 19, 2019 5:06 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2019

Highpoint #26  Sucess!

Did the Drive up!


radbb - Jul 28, 2019 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2019

Perfect day for a highpoint   Sucess!

This is Alabama. I flew into Memphis. I then proceeded on a 1,955-mile road trip through the southern states to bag the highpoints in MO, AR, LA, FL, AL, and MS. Here is AL, highpoint number 22/51 for me and ranked 35/51. This is a drive-up highpoint. There is a small fee that you pay to the State Ranger. You then park at the top next to the tower that was built by the CCC funded by FDR. The USGS disc is on the left side (as you face the tower). The climb to the top of the tower was open and the views were marginal (due to the poor design of the windows). There is a small museum next door to the tower. There are plenty of primitive campsites along with a luxurious lodge whose pool has some of the best views around.


billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 9:03 am Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2015

HP #9!  Sucess!

Cool summit tower and views, easy to get to by driving to it.

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