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Talladega Forest Alabama
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- U.S. National Forest
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- Camping & Hiking
- Cheaha Wilderness Treks
- Fall Color Change
- Spring Flower Bloom
NOTE: There are two principal divisions to this forest. This section covers the main division of the same name in Calhoun, Cleburne, Clay and Talladega Counties. Follow this link to find the Oakmulgee Division located in Perry, Bibb and Chilion Counties.
The Talladega National Forest is located in the U.S. state of Alabama and covers 392,567 acres at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountain
This forest covers one of the most beautiful woodland areas in Alabama with many scenic vistas. Most noteworthy for is Fall Color Change in mid-Oct to mid-Nov and Spring Flower Bloom in March & April.
If you're a natural for the outdoors, this is the place to be. Enjoy the forest and the home of many wild game species. The Talladega Forest was proclaimed national forest status in 1936 by President Franklin Roosevelt.
Covering almost 7,500 acres of remote wilderness at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Camping, hiking, backpacking.
Elevations within the Cheaha Wilderness range from 1,100 feet, along the bottom of the eastern slopes, to Odum Point with an elevation of 2,342 feet. Over 1,000 acres are above 2,000 feet in elevation affording hikers the challenge and solitude that is a vital part of the true wilderness experience.
Plant life in the wilderness is diverse and corresponds to the local soil types and moisture conditions. Chestnut oak and Virginia pine, with scattered longleaf pine, are found on the main ridge line and side slopes of the higher elevations. Longleaf and loblolly pines grow on the lower elevation ridges, while the drainages and northern settings are homes for oaks and hickories.
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Pack Lean / Pack Smart! - Important tips on how to prepare scouting in the wild outdoors. The BSA Outdoor Essentials lists ten important items to always have on every wilderness adventure beginning with a with useful daypack. What will you bring?
Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area
An extensive network of hiking trails surround the Lake, most of them leading east through mountainous terrain of Cheaha State Park. Camping, fishing and boating facilities.
Pinhoti Recreation Trail
335 Miles In Alabama & Georgia
The Pinhoti Trail is a long-distance trail, 335 miles long, located in the United States within the states Alabama and Georgia. The trail's southern terminus is on Flagg Mountain (the southern most Appalachian peak that rises over 1,000 feet) which is located near Weogufka, Alabama. The trail's northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail / Appalachian Trail.
The Pinhoti Trail is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail, both very long-distance US hiking trails connecting multiple states. Most of the Georgia Pinhoti Trail is in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Talladega Forest Campgrounds
Permits are not needed for primitive camping, except during gun deer hunting season.
Cheaha Wilderness: - Talladega Scenic Dr (SR-281).
Lake Chinnabee: - Forest Service Road 646 - This 17-acre lake and small campground are tucked into a pastoral valley of peacefulness. Camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing, sanitary facilities and the Chinnabee Silent Trail connects the campground to Cheaha Wilderness.
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Talladega Forest Trails:
Chinnabee Silent Trail: - This 6-mile trail, in the Talladega National Forest-Talladega Division, goes by waterfalls near Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area, and near the Talladega Scenic Drive.
Lake Shore Trail: - A two-mile nature trail around Lake Chinnabee in the Talladega National Forest-Talladega Division.
Cave Creek Trail: - A four-mile trail in the Cheaha Wilderness Area located in the Talladega National Forest-Talladega Division.
Nubbin Creek Trail: - This four-mile trail traverses the eastern slopes of Talladega Mountain in the Cheaha Wilderness Area.
Odum Scout Trail: - This trail is about 4.7 miles long in the Cheaha Wilderness and located in the Talladega National Forest-Talladega Division.
Pinhoti Trail: - This trail includes more than 100 miles of hiking trails that runs from Piedmont, its northern terminus, to a point south of Talladega. The trail winds through rugged pine and hardwood forests, runs along ridgetops, passes through shady hollows and along mountain streams. The Pinhoti Trail meanders through mountains and valleys which are rich in history and legend.
Skyway Loop Trail: - This 6-mile trail provides wilderness-like solitude in the upland forests of eastern Alabama. Skyway Loop Trail is located in the Talladega National Forest - Talladega Division.
Sylaward Mountain Bike Trails: - Check out the new Sylaward Mountain Bike Trails. Mountain biking is also permitted on all Forest Service Roads including behind closed gates and on the ORV and Horse Trails.
Kentucky ORV Trail:
This trail is designed for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), and mountain bikes. Kentuck ORV Trail is located in the Talladega National Forest- Talladega Division/
Hobby Tron - Awesome Toys
Less than 20 minutes away from here: - Anniston is home to several museums displaying historic military equipment from around the world ranging from Biblical times to the American Wild West and our modern era. Top of the list is the famous Berman Museum of World History. Nearby are the Museum of Natural History, US Chemical Corps Museum and US Military Police Corps Museum. See famous swords, guns, and flamethrowers. (Do you know what a WAC is?)
GAC - BSA Summer Scout Camp
10 Minutes from Cheaha State Park - Camp and Play in Anniston AL. This Boy Scout Summer Camp located in east central Alabama is highly prized for its centerpiece 80-acre Lake Cross. Get wild with great aquatics activities like boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and the high-speed waterslide. Part of the Frank Spain Scout Reservation.
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Cheaha State Park
Highest Point in Alabama
Alabama's oldest state park and highest point in the state. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, a lake for swimming and fishing, and an observation tower at the highest point. Premium opportunity for a true Alabama High Adventure Trek.
The park is also completely surrounded by the Talladega National Forest which offers additional recreational resources, like easily accessible trails to waterfalls and more.
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