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Chinnabee Silent Trail #67

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6.0 mile 9.6 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,558' 475 m
Descent: -217' -66 m
High: 2,107' 642 m
Low: 767' 234 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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The Chinnabee Silent Trail heads through the woods and along the ridges of Talladega National Forest.

Scott Childress

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildlife

Need to Know

There is a $3 parking fee. The trail has water features, some views, swimming holes, and more than half of the trail is relatively easy and enjoyable. There is also an overnight shelter.

The Chinnabee Silent Trail is blazed with white blazes although the trail is not blazed in the Cheaha Wilderness.

Description

The Chinnabee Silent Trail starts at Lake Chinnabee in the western end of Talladega National Forest and runs approximately 6.3 miles through the area, with the last two miles located in the Cheaha Wilderness, before joining the Pinhoti Trail.

This section of the trail is one of the most scenic runs in the South. Here you have the chance to experience deep hardwood forests, rock outcrops, and waterfalls.

Starting at Lake Chinnabee, the trail follows Cheaha Creek for 3 miles; multiple trails will split off and cross the creek. Just 0.5 miles in, a wooden walkway provides great views of Devil's Den Falls. Continue a bit further, and the trail will come down to Devil’s Den Falls with a very large and deep pool to swim in at the bottom (you'll typically find people swimming during the summer months).

Two miles beyond the creek, the trail climbs 1,000 feet and connects with the Pinhoti Trail. Be forewarned: it's a tough, rocky scramble, especially the last 2 miles.

Flora & Fauna

Trout lily and rare pink shell azalea. Numerous animal species such as black bears, bobcats, and even armadillos.

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Chinnabee Silent trail
Sep 23, 2018 near Munford, AL
Chinnabee Silent Trail
Sep 23, 2018 near Munford, AL
Chinnabee Silent Trail
Sep 22, 2018 near Munford, AL
Copperhead on the Silent Trail.
Sep 24, 2018 near Munford, AL
Copperhead getting some sun on the Chinnabee Silent Trail
Sep 22, 2018 near Munford, AL
Falls on Silent Trail
Sep 23, 2018 near Munford, AL

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