Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway


Little River Canyon National Preserve, along the Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway
Little River Canyon from the Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway
A view along the Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway

The Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway runs south from Interstate 59 at Fort Payne over the summit of Lookout Mountain, then south to cross Interstate 20 at Heflin, continuing on to Cheaha Mountain (highest point in Alabama) and its southern terminus at the Talladega Scenic Drive. This is a beautiful road that passes by Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge and Cheaha Wilderness. A lot of the route is within the Talladega National Forest.

 
A view in the Cheaha Wilderness
A view from the side of Cheaha Mountain