Talladega National Forest 600-2

4.8/5 (14 reviews)
Waldo, Alabama (Talladega County)
Last Updated: 10/18/2020
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Trail Information

Highlights

Talladega National Forest 600-2 is a great day trip with a lot to offer. It has a mix of terrain appealing to both novice and experienced drivers. The southern half of the trail is rocky and muddy with several large washouts. Most vehicles with decent ground clearance should have no issues, 4WD is recommended anytime the trail is wet. The trail follows the peak of a ridge along the southern end of the Blue Ridge mountain chain. The trail offers excellent views of both the valleys to the south and the mountains to the west and north. It is an excellent trail to view the Fall colors but is enjoyable at any time of the year. The area is remote and cell service is limited, come prepared and always check the weather as it has a major effect on the trail conditions. Tread lightly and enjoy this excellent trail through the beautiful Talladega National Forest!

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (14 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Yes, the erosion in the washout section, right after the big puddles, really ups this trail difficulty. Went in a stock 4Runner TRD OR with all terrains. In the rutted wash out section, I had to use the rear diff locker twice due to rocking opposite tires off the ground. The other vehicle with me relied on A-Trac. It would be difficult to traverse this section without some form of traction control. There were some steep ruts that require climbing as well. Skid plates scraped several times. Still, quite a memorable trail and lots of fun, if you have enough clearance.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Beautiful scenery BUT it is way harder than this rating shows (showed a 2). Going from the south end I had to turn around after the mud holes (which i bottomed out in). After the 3-mud holes in a row the erosion has made the wash/rut 3-4 feet deep in areas and it zig zags back and forth across the road. For reference i have 2017 4runner 4x4 with AT tires
Status: Open
Visited: 08/15/2020

It was a beautiful day, warm as always in Alabama. The trail is always easy and you just need to watch for the wash on the down hill to the south end.
Trail Review: Talladega National Forest 600-2 - Michael Biegenwald
Trail Review: Talladega National Forest 600-2 - Michael Biegenwald
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/25/2020

The entrance near the railroad tracks.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/09/2020

Why I m not sure, I guess I got a bug in my rump. A friend and I made the trip in a 2019 stock ford eco sport 4x4 2 liter. Trail from north to south started off gravel then gave way to washouts and rocks. I read the trail had been repaired. However after the 25.6 inches of rain we had in Jan , Feb its washes out pretty decent and a challenge for a mini s u v . We enjoyed a good ride, and were challenged with the vehicle on 3 wheels several times.

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