Talladega Scenic Drive

Heflin, Alabama

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A 23-mile highway along the crest of Horseblock Mountain into Cheaha State Park. The Talladega Scenic Drive takes you up a long ridge with a splendid, far-ranging view, to popular Cheaha State Park. The two-lane highway is paved and has frequent turnouts. Traffic is moderately light, but increases during the fall color season, between about late October until the end of November. Special attractions: Extensive vistas, Cheaha Wilderness, Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area, Pinhoti Trail, Cheaha State Park, Cheaha Park, autumn foliage, hiking, camping, fishing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Talladega Scenic Drive Professional Review and Guide

"A 23-mile highway along the crest of Horseblock Mountain into Cheaha State Park. The Talladega Scenic Drive takes you up a long ridge with a splendid, far-ranging view, to popular Cheaha State Park. The two-lane highway is paved and has frequent turnouts. Traffic is moderately light, but increases during the fall color season, between about late October until the end of November.

Special attractions: Extensive vistas, Cheaha Wilderness, Lake Chinnabee Recreation Area, Pinhoti Trail, Cheaha State Park, Cheaha Park, autumn foliage, hiking, camping, fishing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Heflin
Distance: 23
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Talladega National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Talladega Scenic Drive

Recent Trail Reviews

7/15/2002
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A great short drive! The road is well maintained, but definitely a tight drive with many spots where you should be cautious. You'll travel through a lush forest with magnificent pines and dogwoods, stopping to take in some splendid views from the exposed outcroppings. This a fun, short, 1 hour detour (or more depending on how often you stop) from the monotony of the southern interstates. Unfortunately, the observatory on Cheaha Mountain was closed for renovation when I visited during Summer 2002, but it should be reopened already or quite soon. There's gas, lodging, site camping, and a general store on Cheaha Mountain and a lot of good hiking in the area. Definitely worth a side trip if you're in Alabama.



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May 2018