Take in the View from Bald Rock in Cheaha State Park

    3.5
    1 miles 1 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

    Added by John Morgan Harrison

    Bald Rock is a beautiful location to view both sunset and sunrise, a short stroll down the wheelchair accessible boardwalk yields an epic viewpoint.

    Bald Rock is maybe the most easily accessible views I have ever experienced. This is not to lessen the beauty of the location, but to convey that this spot is quite fool-proof, and can be enjoyed by literally anyone. However, I do recommend this view at sunrise during the summer because of how crowded it gets. I first checked it out when I was taking two inexperienced friends camping (was the first time ever for one) and it was a nice addition to the trip. 

    If you are taking a longer trip in the park, such as backpacking on the Pinhoti Trail, Bald Rock could be a quick excursion on you way out of the park or a meeting place for your group at the start of the trip. 

    There are bathroom facilities at the trailhead and it is walking distance from the lodge where there is a good restaurant and another great viewing platform.

    Not really an insider location, but definitely worth adding to your Cheaha SP trip.

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    Do it once if you are in the area

    One mile is a stretch...maybe a half-mile roundtrip at most. The boardwalk which leads you all the way to the overlook is extremely nice and well built. The view is slightly underwhelming but still worth a quick visit. I'd recommend visiting when the leaves are changing colors. You can also walk through the woods on a trail that veers off the main boardwalk.

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