Sorry I didn't see this earlier, I spend close to every weekend out in the Talladega National Forest exploring, if you go again I can suggest a few places. The forest service keeps closing all the particularly fun trails, but there are still a few good places. (I don't blame the forest service, they don't have the funding to keep fun roads open. Or let them get fun and risk getting sued.) Cheaha is a great state park as well, very underrated for how nice it is.
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