Talladega National Forest-651

Oxford, Alabama (Talladega County)

Last Updated: 01/19/2019
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Highlight: Talladega National Forest-651
If you are looking for a relaxing ride through the Talladega National Forest with endless trail options then NF-651 should be at the top of your list. NF-651 follows the base of Mt. Cheaha through beautiful old growth hardwood and pine forests. With several connecting trails, NF-651 is a great starting point for a full day of exploring and adventure. NF-651 can be connected with 600-1 and 600-2 for an excellent overland trip. The surrounding area has a lot to offer with Cheaha State Park, Kentuck OHV Area and Salt Creek Falls just to name a few. Located minutes from the busy city of Oxford, Alabama, this short trail has many possibilities for adventure all within a short drive from home. So if you enjoy easy trail riding with amazing scenery and endless outdoor activities then NF-651 is a great place to start.


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1. Trailhead at 281 (0 mi)
The trailhead at County Road 281 is located across from NF-600G. When traveling north up Cheaha Road, turn left onto 651.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Oxford or Cheaha State Park

From Oxford: From Interstate 20, take Leon Smith Parkway for approximately 5.0 miles. Turn left onto Kentuck Road. Continue for 2.6 miles to the trailhead. From Cheaha State Park/600-2: From County Road 281 inside Cheaha State Park, turn south onto Cheaha Road. Continue south on Cheaha Road for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto NF-651.



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Questions & Answers (1)

Q: It looks like this trail passes over "Dry Creek" and "Salt Creek" - do you know if there are camping spots near either of those and if either have significant water flow - enough to cool off a bit in the summer? Thanks!
–Elizabeth (06/20/2019)

Writer Information

Jake Hanner

Mapping Crew - Alabama

Jake is an Alabama native, born and raised in Central Alabama. Jake has spent years exploring the back roads and off road parks around the Southeast. Jake enjoys exploring new areas and incorporating new technology and tools while doing so. As an avid enthusiast he utilizes two different rigs to explore and document new trails, a Toyota 4runner overland style rig, and a Jeep Tj built for the rocks. Jake is a long time Toyota enthusiast, with over one million miles driven between two rigs. When not on the trail you can usually find Jake flying,mountain biking and spending time with his family.
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