Hike the Chinnabee Silent Trail to Cheaha Falls



2 miles

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Added by Cole Lanier

Hike an easy trail to a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mount Cheaha, Alabama's highest point.

The valley at the base of Mount Cheaha is home to several picturesque waterfalls flowing out of Cheaha Lake. Many of these small waterfalls are accessible on the Chinnabee Silent Trail, including Cheaha Falls.

 Following SR 281 further down the mountain from the park offices, you’ll come to the Chinnabee Silent Trail parking lot. The hike to Cheaha Falls is very short and easy, only a two-mile roundtrip, on very flat terrain. From the parking lot, cross the road and start on the trail. About a half a mile down the trail, you’ll cross County Road 600, a mostly gravel road. This is about the halfway point to the falls. After a mile, you’ll come to the top of the falls, but there are several small trails that take you to different points on the rapids, all the way down to a small pool at the base.

It's a very easy trail for hikers of any skill level, and leads to a beautiful, scenic reward.

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