Take in the View from Bald Rock in Cheaha State Park

Bald Rock Trailhead - Search Nearby - 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.

Distance

1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic

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Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA

Cartersville, Georgia

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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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