Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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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.


marciamallow - Aug 5, 2018 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2018

HP #43  Sucess!

Wow, what a nice highpoint. Beautiful State Park. Be sure to drive around the perimeter and hike to Pulpit Rock overlook w/ outstanding views!


NonaRider - May 30, 2018 1:55 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2018

Cheaha Mountain Peak 14/51  Sucess!

Turned a simple 9.6 mile hike into a 15 mile hike because we took a detour :D


NonaRider - May 30, 2018 8:21 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2018

Cheaha Mountain Peak 14  Sucess!

Definitely accidentally took a detour 6 miles south of the mountain on the Pinhoti trail but it was a fantastic view of Adam's Gap ... ended up making the trip about 15 miles total but still made it to the top at sunset. Actually made the hike instead of taking the road, proud of my friends that supported and backed me up even though none of them are mountain climbers!


BaxleyClimber - May 23, 2018 3:48 pm

nice views   Sucess!

The pinhoti trail is very nice. Great views for Alabama

Jason Cleghorn

Jason Cleghorn - May 20, 2018 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1985

Not sure on date...

Climbed as a kid, no idea on date.

Nate Baxley

Nate Baxley - May 20, 2018 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2015

NateBaxley  Sucess!

Climbed on a backpacking trip. The views on this part of the pinhoti trail are amazing.


Joelam - Apr 15, 2018 11:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2017

Cheaha Mountain #5  Sucess!

Second high point after starting to travel for work nationwide. Pretty sweet gig, if you ask me.


MacMike - Dec 31, 2017 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2017

HP #4  Sucess!

Second HP of the day. The first was in MS. We made it minutes before they were closing the mountain for the night. It was bitter cold. The wind was howling like crazy. Would have liked to see it during the day.


wannabepeakbagger - Nov 7, 2017 7:34 am Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2017

another drive up

lots of trees around the top. tower was closed today


themnkid - Sep 7, 2017 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2017

Quick drive-up  Sucess!

Drove up on Labor day morning. Nice views. Took a bit to find the marker.Took the road to the west on the way out for some nice scenery.


cheetah262 - Apr 14, 2017 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2017

Cheaha   Sucess!

Another drive up high point, well, except for the steps to the top of the tower. Take the time to hike the Pulpit Rock trail as well! It is about a mile out and has cool trees and an awesome view.
I agree with an earlier post, the park staff were beyond friendly!
After the Tower and the Rock, I headed over and hiked the Chinnabee Silent Trail to the Odum Trail crossroad and back, encountering 3 seasons within the 12 mile RT trek: fall looking leaves everywhere, one area had ice on the branches and covering part of the trail and at the trailhead lake, lots of pink cherry blossoms. Also, the two waterfalls were pretty spectacular due to recent rain. Overall a beautiful hike to supplement the highpoint! (Mind you, you have to drive from the "summit" to this is not in that area but not a far drive)


Walkoutnow - Nov 22, 2016 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2016

HP #18  Sucess!

Second of a 5 HP long weekend. Off to Georgia from there...

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 30, 2016 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2016

Cheaha  Sucess!

Alabama state high point. Check!

Views were pretty.


larvitar - Jun 8, 2016 11:22 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2016

Larvitour Stop #10  Sucess!

Drove past the high point on my way to my campsite, then walked back up after pitching my tent. The views from the tower were decent, though there's an even better vantage point down the hill between the hotel and its pool.


xDoogiex - Mar 16, 2016 4:13 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2016

#29  Sucess!

Fourth on my quick trip knocking out GA,SC,FL,and AL.

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Feb 26, 2016 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2016

Why So Nice?  Sucess!

The humans at the state park were, like, the nicest, like, ever. For real.
Last highpoint of a 2,000 mile solo trip from Ohio getting Mississippi and Florida tambien.


funnyfarm - Feb 26, 2016 11:02 am Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2016

Complete Whiteout  Sucess!

What a shame. The clouds were on the mountain and it was a complete whiteout. Even the museum was closed at the top. Glad to get there though. HP #21.


punchline - Dec 11, 2015 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2015

State Highpoint #36  Sucess!

Part 2 of an overcaffeinated road trip of 4800 miles from Utah at Thanksgiving! Sweet Home Alabama ...

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