Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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Tracy - Jun 8, 2008 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

23rd state highpoint  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny morning and I was the only one at the tower. Hazy in the distance. I found a benchmark in a rock on the west side of the building, but it was a secondary marker.


highlandvillager - May 26, 2008 6:59 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Nice views  Sucess!

After starting down the wrong trail from the lake, I finally found the trailhead for the Lake Trail at a different spot than shown on the map. I stopped to enjoy the views from the Rock Garden, then wandered in circles searching for the unmarked Rock Garden trail, which led to the cabins. Then I bushwacked up to the top because there is apparently no trail. A correct trail map, better marking for the Rock Garden trail, and a summit trail would be nice, but I enjoyed hiking there anyway. HP10


TiogaBradford - Apr 29, 2008 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Round 2  Sucess!

Climbed it a second time, from Cheaha Lake again. This time I had the privilege of climbing it with my brother. Its always nice to have some quality company for a hike!


tioga - Apr 14, 2008 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Rock Gardens!  Sucess!

Climbed via the Cheaha Lake Trail and spent quite a while at the Rock Garden. Beautiful area! Most would probably assume that there is nothing like this in Alabama. The summit itself was anticlimatic, but the mountain itself is impressive for this state. It was a great day for climbing.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007




TiogaBradford - Jan 12, 2008 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2008

Surprisingly Beautiful  Sucess!

Climbed up from Cheaha Lake to the Rock Gardens, and then found the top by following a myriad of roads to the highpoint. The best part was the view from the Rock Gardens...a surprisingly beautiful view, and I had it mostly to myself. 7th highpoint, I think.


Redwic - Dec 29, 2007 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007

Very Enjoyable!!!  Sucess!

The Observation Tower was worth the drive to this State Highpoint. Beautiful weather, gorgeous views. I met a couple of highpointers from Georgia, and talked with them for a while.
Minor highpointing milestone: This was my 10th State Highpoint reached.


weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2002

Constructing  Sucess!

There was construction going on all around the summit, but they let me sneak in and tag the highest point. A nice area.


tacoturner - Mar 19, 2007 1:09 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007

Route Climbed: Road. By Car. Date Climbed: March 16, 2007  Sucess!

Drove up Friday and hiked and bouldered around Bald Rock (after making the obligatory stop at the highpoint), then watched the sunset at Pulpit Rock. Completely alone on the trails (refreshingly). Was joined by co-workers after making camp in the lower primitive camping. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. In the morning hiked into the rock gardens and rappelled and climbed until sunset on Saturday. The absolute best weekend I've in the last 9 month of living in Alabama.

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.

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