Rocky Creek Dam

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The Rocky Creek Dam is a man-made cascade at the end of the Heflin Spur in Cleburne County.

At a Glance

  • 3.5 mi round trip
  • Nice View
  • Not for Kids
  • Dogs OK
Location: Near Heflin in Talladega National Forest Alabama (maps & directions)
Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear
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Rocky Creek Dam - Trip Details

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Abandoned after Alabama Power dismantled the power mill in 1926, the Rocky Creek Waterfall is located on the Heflin Spur of the Pinhoti Trail (established via forest service decision memo in August 2018) in Cleburne County. Access is via FS 500 parking lot near the Shoal Creek Ranger District Office. This 20 foot waterfall in surrounded by large umbrella magnolia, green ash, and butternut trees.

It has an easy grade and parallels the Norfolk Southern right of way for 3/4 mile.  Then, you walk through an old growth forest of pine, poplar, and sweetum before arriving at the dam.
If you enjoy hiking, the Heflin Spur is a 3.5 mile extension of the Pinhoti trail from the FS 500 parking lot to Heflin City Hall.

More Waterfalls around Talladega National Forest

The dam is about 20 miles northwest of Salt Creek Falls and Cheaha Falls in the Talladega National Forest.  Both would be a great addition for a day trip in the area.

Rocky Creek Dam Map, Directions, and Resources

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  • GPS Coordinates

    33.653352, -85.620125

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Other Resources

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