I’ve really missed camping and hiking… life has been busy and I just haven’t gotten out in a while. Over Christmas break, I decided I was going on a solo hiking trip. This was my first solo trip so I wanted to stay fairly close to home but I didn’t want to hike in my normal stomping ground. I decided to go to Cheaha State Park. It was a GREAT decision!

I’ve never been to Cheaha State Park so I wanted to look around a little before I started my hike so I headed to the park entrance. There was a $5.00 entry fee for day use. (You do not need to pay this fee if you are staying at the lodge, hotel, cabins, or campgrounds.) My first stop was Pulpit Rock. For Alabama, it was an awesome view! I felt like I was in the mountains for the first time in about a year! Heaven!

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After checking out Pulpit Rock, I headed to Cave Creek Trailhead. (NOTE: Make sure you visit Bald Rock too. I didn’t realize I was SO close to it!) The trailhead is just around the corner from the park entrance. There weren’t many cars there when I arrived… I think there were two!

The hike was wonderful and I enjoyed being alone in the woods! The overlooks were wonderful and my favorite time was eating breakfast on an outcropping of rocks 🙂 I can’t wait to visit the park again!

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