Our family recently visited the Talladega Creek located in the Talladega Nation Forest.
We spent some time tubing down a small section close to the Waldo cover bridge that was fairly calm. The creek begins around Mt. Cheaha, which is tallest point in the state and ends in the Coosa River located around Childersburg, Alabama. The section of creek between Skyway Motorway (Alabama Highway 281) and Waldo Bridge at Alabama Highway 77 is fairly popular and is said to have some class III rapids.
Other times we hiked on several different trails in the area. One of the trails is the Pinhoti Trail. Pinhoti is said to be the Creeks name for turkey. This trail is 335 miles long. The southern terminus is on Flagg Mountain located near Weogufka, Alabama.
The trail’s northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail. It is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail. Both are very long-distance US hiking trails connecting multiple states. Of course we turned around after about three miles.
We stayed in a wonderful cottage located at Triple Creek Farm. It is on the banks of Talladega Creek. They say that gold used to be mined in the area, but we didn’t find any.
The 20 acre farm is surrounded by the Talladega National Forest.
If you plan to be in the area feel free to contact Maggie at Vacation Rental By Owner for more information.