($5/person) and went into the visitors center to get a map of the park. Mount Cheaha is part of the Talladega Mountain Range, a final southern segment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of Appalachian Mountains.
We started our tour of the park by visiting Alabama’s highest point 2407’ and climbing to the top of the Bunker Observation Tower built there by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 1935.
We took the Bald Rock Boardwalk (0.6 total miles out and back, 42’ elevation) to a rocky overlook. It was beautiful but very cold and windy.
Pulpit Rock Trail (0.6 total miles out and back, 104’ elevation). The start of the trail is steep with uneven footing. It continues on a rocky path to another overlook.
Our final stop in the park was the Rock Garden. The trail starts at a parking lot for some very cute stone cabins right on the bluff with fire pits and a grill. They look like a fantastic place for a special getaway. The trail to the Rock Garden is not as well marked as the rest of the park trails but we found it after a short hike down to another rock out crop surrounded by huge boulders.
For dinner we got takeout from Yume Japanese and Asian Cuisine
It was less than 5 minutes from our hotel, the people serving were super nice and the food was delicious. I’d post a link but I think it’s been hijacked so check it out in person if you’re in the area.