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Pulpit Rock Trail

Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Cheaha State Park is home to the highest mountain in Alabama - Mount Cheaha, rising to a lofty 2,407 feet, offers incredible views from the rocky outcroppings along the mountain’s edge. One such outcropping is Pulpit Rock..

The Pulpit Rock Trail, a 0.6-mile roundtrip out and back hike, descends steeply from the parking lot along a rocky path before leveling out just before reaching the edge of the mountain - from the jutting boulder, which resembles a pulpit, and the surrounding rocky ridge you can see panoramic views of the Coosa Valley and the forested slopes of the Talladega Mountains.

The steep and rocky drop-offs, sans railings, make for dramatic pictures but if you’re hiking with kids keep an eye on them - the plunge from Pulpit Rock is a 70-100 foot drop.

After enjoying the picture postcard perfect view, retrace your steps back to the parking lot - follow the red blazes and take your time on the climb at the end. If you’re hiking in May, like us, stop and enjoy the fragrant blooms of Mountain Laurel - the perfect excuse for a breather.

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