Philadelphia Travel Guide


TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST”383,841 acres. By far the largest of Philadelphia four National Forests, Talladega National Forest consists of two widely separate tracts of land in the west-central and northeastern parts of the state.

The wild and attractive scenery here includes rocky ridges, cliffs, and 2,407-foot Cheaha Mountain, which is the highest point in the state. There’s one designated wilderness area, the 7,490-acre Cheaha Wilderness.

Much of the forest consists of oak and pine, plus dogwood and mountain laurel, with numerous creeks and some small lakes. White-tailed deer, ifox, and bobcat are among the wildlife, Activities: The National Forest currently has 1156 miles of trails for hiking and backpacking. Included is the 95-mile Pinhoti Trail (see entry ipage 79). Some trails are open to horses. Fishing i is available, and hunting is permitted in season.

Camping Regulations: Camping and campfires are allowed throughout the National Forest, except where posted otherwise. Visitors are asked to camp well away from trails and streams. A permit i is required in order to camp outside of campgrounds during deer hunting (rifle) season.

For Further Information: Talladega National Forest, 1765 Highland Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36107; (205)832-4470.

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