Dispersed
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Chinnabee Silent Trail Backcountry Site 1

Dispersed backcountry sites

Operator
National Forest
Access
Hike In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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Location
Chinnabee Silent Trail Backcountry Site 1 is located in Alabama
Latitude
33.4334 N
Longitude
-85.833 W
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1 Review of Chinnabee Silent Trail Backcountry Site 1
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Alternative campground before reaching Pinhoti intersection

My wife and I recently got a chance to escape all the craziness of COVID lockdown and take a socially distanced backpacking trip in Talladega National Forest. We took the Chinnabee silent trail from the parking lot along Cheaha rd and camped out in one of the secluded sites next to the falls. (Check out my other review related to that site) After packing up our site the next morning and loading the gear back in the car we crossed the road and begin heading towards the Turnipseed campground then heading up the hill to the intersection with the Pinhoti Trail. During all my adventures in the area I am trying to categorize and provide info about all the "organized" campsites along these trails to help backpackers better plan their trips. This particular site is a small level area before you begin the final climb up to the trail intersection. It is modestly level and provides a clear space large enough for about a single tent. You will definitely be most comfortable here if you sleep in a hammock but I know that does not work for everyone. You will definitely get better views if you continue on a little further and try to set up at one of the sites along the ridge but in peak season they can fill up quickly and this space works in a pinch. Another disadvantage is that it doesn't have as easy access to water so if you are concerned about that I would make sure to fill up from one of the streams on your way up. Overall, this is not a bad campground and someone had just stayed there recently when we hiked through but it doesn't compete with some of the spectacular views you get up top. The wildlife in springtime cannot be beaten though.