Visit Cheaha Falls in Alabama inside Alabama's Cheaha State Park for a nice little waterfall and hike within Talladega National Forest.
At a Glance
- 3.3 mi round trip
- Nice View
- Kids OK
- Dogs OK
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Cheaha Falls - Trip Details
Cheaha Falls is upstream of Devil's Den Falls on Cheaha Creek along the Chinnabee Silent Trail. It's about 3 miles from the trailhead.
To get there, start out by heading toward Lake Chinnabee but park in the small lot just before the road turns back to the north to reach the lake. From there, take the trail upstream along Cheaha Creek. Multiple trails will split off and cross the creek, but you don't want to. Further on, you will go over an elevated observation boardwalk where you can see Devil's Den Falls below. Continue a bit further, then, at about .5 miles from the trailhead, it will come down to Devil's Den Falls with a very large and deep pool to swim in at the bottom (swim all summer, even in dry times).
If you continue on this trail, you will also come to Cheaha Falls.
The falls themselves are about 20', with a large pool at the base for wading or swimming.
More Waterfalls around Cheaha state park
Within the Talladega National Forest about 5 miles north of Cheaha Falls, you'll find Salt Creek Falls. It's a lovely cascade near Munford, AL. If you want to go on a day trip, we have listed 10 of the best waterfalls you can visit. You can check that list too.
Should you however opt to hike or bike, we have listed some of the best trails in the state you can visit as well.
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Cheaha Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
Parking$3 per vehicle
GPS Coordinates33.477845, -85.805488
Other ResourcesPark Website
Dont swim at devil’s den. There is a nest of snakes in the pool
Oh no, well all the other swimmers will chase them off by summer, they never move in for long there are too many people that go there