Hike to King's Chair

Alabama Oak Mountain State Park North Trailhead

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A moderately steep hike up in Oak Mountain State Park leads you to one of the best views south of Birmingham.

The pin leads you to the parking lot of Oak Mountain State Park. To get into Oak Mountain State Park there is a $5 fee. From the parking lot, the trail head is easily visible and right across the road. The trails split in a couple of different directions at the trail head, but to go to the King's Chair Overlook, follow the blue trail. The trail is a little over 2 miles and is inclined for most of the way up. Following the sparse blue markings along the trail, you will eventually run up on Eagle's Nest Overlook. Continue past the Eagle's Nest Overlook and after a little longer you will run up on an incredible view. When walking up to the edge of the cliff, you will look for a rocky overlook with a small rock seat that has been named the "King's Chair" (as pictured above). There are tons of trees around that are great for setting up your portable hammock. Enjoy!

Pack List

To hike to King's Chair you need:

  • Water
  • Good shoes
  • Camera
  • Hammock (optional)
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

600 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Scenic

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7 months ago

Great Autumn Hike

A little crowded at times, but an amazing view!

7 months ago

9 months ago

Great View!

A friend and I hiked this trail together. Both of us really enjoyed the hike and we loved the views at the top!! Definitely will be going back again.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Amazing Hike

My girlfriend and I loved this hike and found it a perfect early morning home to get a good energetic start to the day!

10 months ago

Added by Edward Day

Explorer. I like going places with my camera.

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