Forest Service Opens All Trails in the Cheaha Wilderness

The USDA Forest Service has opened all trails in the Cheaha Wilderness after rains significantly reduced fire activity and helped firefighters contain the Caney Head wildfire to 100-percent. According to District Ranger Gloria Nielsen, the rainfall from the last couple of days extinguished the few areas that were still burning in the Cheaha Wilderness last weekend. Trails are open for visitors. Forest Service officials advise visitors to watch for natural hazards around the fire’s perimeter. For further information about the Cheaha Wilderness or other recreation opportunities in the Talladega National Forest contact the Ranger District at 256.362.2909 or visit online at


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