Alabama is a state with a diverse landscape, rich history, and plenty of natural beauty. Among the many state parks located throughout the state, Cheaha State Park stands out as one of the most scenic and breathtaking parks. Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Cheaha State Park offers visitors stunning views, outdoor recreation opportunities, and a chance to connect with nature.

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Cheaha State Park is situated on top of Cheaha Mountain, which is the highest point in Alabama, standing at an impressive 2,407 feet above sea level. The park covers over 2,800 acres and features hiking trails, campsites, cabins, a lodge, and a restaurant.

Here are five reasons why Cheaha State Park is Alabama's most scenic state park.

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The View from Bald Rock Overlook one of the most stunning views in the park can be found at Bald Rock Overlook. From here, visitors can take in the sweeping panoramic view of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The overlook is easily accessible and offers a breathtaking view of the sunset over the mountains.

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Hiking Trails Cheaha State Park is home to numerous hiking trails, including the Pinhoti National Recreation Trail, which stretches for over 100 miles and connects Alabama to Georgia. The park has trails for hikers of all skill levels, from easy walks to more challenging hikes. Along the way, visitors can enjoy scenic views, waterfalls, and wildlife.

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Waterfalls Cheaha State Park is home to several waterfalls, including Devil's Den Falls and High Falls. These falls offer a refreshing break from the summer heat and provide a tranquil spot to enjoy the scenery.

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The Lodge Cheaha State Park's lodge offers comfortable accommodations with stunning views. The lodge has 30 guest rooms, a restaurant, and meeting rooms for events. Visitors can enjoy the lodge's amenities while taking in the park's natural beauty.

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Wildlife Cheaha State Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys. Visitors may also see birds of prey, such as eagles and hawks, soaring above the mountains.

 

Cheaha State Park is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Alabama. Its stunning views, hiking trails, waterfalls, observation tower, lodge, and wildlife make it a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you are a nature lover or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Cheaha State Park has something for everyone.

 You can get more information on Alabama's Cheaha State Park by clicking here. 

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