Hike to Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Lisa Sarver

A one mile hike down some mildly steep terrain will reward you with sweeping vistas of Talladega National Forest and the surrounding countryside.

Atop a rocky perch on the side of Mt. Cheaha (the highest point in Alabama), you'll have a breathtaking view and ample opportunities for photography. The trail to Pulpit Rock in Cheaha State Park, near Anniston, AL is a mere mile. The terrain is not too challenging, but it is a bit steep on the way back to the parking area.

Several waterfalls are within the park, as well as numerous trails of varying distances & degrees of difficulty. Make sure you stop at the Store near the entrance to the park and grab a trail map. A wonderful adventure awaits you!

The park has a buffet-style restaurant with amazing views. They serve ber & wine, decent food for a reasonable price and folks are welcome in their hiking gear. Patio outside also.

Distance

2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

100 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA

Cartersville, Georgia

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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John Sides

almost 2 years ago

Fun rappel

This is an awesome place for rappelling. Some nice top rope options as well. If you're at Cheaha, this quick hike to a great view is definitely worth it!

Awesome View

2 miles is a stretch. Maybe 1 mile total. Super easy hike. Views are fantastic. Bolts for rappelling. Catch the sunset, you won't regret it.

Beautiful expansive views

The hike is closer to 1/2 mile, from the trailhead sign on the road to the outlook on top of Pulpit Rock. Definitely a must do if you're even close to Talladega National Forest!

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