Pinhoti  Trail

I hope you will always have time to spend in the woods.
Your ancestors were born here, lived here and died here.
Welcome Home!

Out beyond the lights of town lies a land of intense wonder and beauty and it is surprisingly easy for you to step into this world. It is like you have always lived here, but just stepped out for a minute or two.

You may see others out here like yourself: Hikers out for some quiet time, Trail Runners honing their skills, Scouts working on merit badges, Families spending time together, Trail Clubs keeping the trails cleared for others to enjoy, or the Forest Service restoring and maintaining ecosystems and wildlife habitats :)

The Pinhoti National Recreation Trail / Millennium Legacy Trail is a premier southern Appalachian long distance hiking trail and it is also a southeast region Appalachian Trail connector. The total distance of the trail is 337.1 miles. There are 170.7 miles in Alabama and 166.4 miles in Georgia, which makes the Pinhoti the longest hiking trail in either state.

​The Pinhoti's northern terminus is in northwest Georgia, just west of the town of Blue Ridge, where it intersects with the Benton MacKaye Trail. Hiking east on the BMT for 72.3 miles will put you at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the infamous Appalachian Trail.

The Pinhoti's southern terminus is in east central Alabama at Flagg Mountain, just southwest of the town of Weogufka. Flagg Mountain is noted for being the last southern Appalachian peak to rise above 1000'.

The main project here is to provide highly detailed, up to date trail guides and trail access information for hikers of all experience levels that are interested in hiking the Pinhoti Trail.

This project is very cleverly designed to also invoke deeply personal attachments to the Pinhoti through expansive knowledge of the trail and it's history, thereby luring a few unsuspecting hikers into a REALLY fascinating world of trail crewstrail stewardship :)


Happy Trails

Solo / aka Hugh Hickman


​Copyright 2003 ~ 2019 ~ "Solo's Pinhoti Trail" by Hugh H. Hickman
Library of Congress ~ U S Copyright Office ~ Registered TXu1 ~ 118 ~ 211


Pinhoti Trail Section 16-17 / Rome, GA



































^ climb up.



pta facebook.

mobile friendly.

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home.
the pinhoti story --

mike leonard.

the pinhoti trail project: atc --

jay hudson at / pt.

pin-chin-sky loop.

john calhoun trail maint.

the real appalachian trail -- justin brymer.

links.


turkey track
-- 2005.
-- 2006.
-- 2007.
-- 2008.
-- 2009.
-- 2010.
-- 2011.
-- 2012.
-- 2013.
-- 2014.
-- 2015.

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hiking.
dog notes.
dugger mtn wilderness.
trailheads / sections.
al dayhike guides.
nb alabama databook guide.


nb alabama snailtrail guides.
-- section 1.
-- section 2.
-- section 3.
-- section 4.

-- section 5.
-- section 6.
-- section 7.
-- section 8.
-- section 9.
-- section 10.
-- section 11.
-- section 12.
-- section 13.


landmark locator.
loop hike cave~odum~pin.
loop hike jones~pin.
loop hike pin~chin~sky.

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trail bed.
trail blazes.
trail clubs.
trail crews.
trail description.

trail flowers - spring
-- blue.
-- orange.
-- pink.
-- purple.
-- red.
-- white.
-- yellow.
-- critters.
-- misc.

trail flowers - fall
-- blue.
-- orange.
-- pink.
-- purple.
-- red.
-- white.
-- yellow.
-- critters.
-- misc.

trail geology.
trail history.
trail lakes.
trail maps.
trail measurement-alabama.
trail re-supply.
trail safety.
trail seasons.
trail shelters.
trail shuttles - hostels.
trail signs.
trail stewardship.
trail summits.
trail towers.
trail towns - mail drops: ala.
trail users.
trail water sources.

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this n that.
alabama ycc.
an appalachian trail.
as the crow flies.
at connector.
backpacker magazine.
black bear safety.
bluffton al.
buffalo.
building section 4.
bull - bulls gap.
cave spring, ga.
cellphone service.
dehydration.
dr, tom mcgehee.
edward abbey.
forever wild.
future section 14.
hancock trg.
hiking the pinhoti.
horn mountain tower.

horn mountain trail club
-- hmtc.
-- activities.
-- base camp.
-- tool safety.
-- trail crew.
-- trail maint.


leave no trace.
moon names.
outdoor alabama.
panoramas.
peace signs.
pinhoti trail project.
pinky burns.
prescribed burns: fs.
pta formation.
rainbow family.
rebecca mountain: 1.
rebecca mountain: 2.
ridges and highlands.
rock n roll.
section re-du.
shoal creek church.
sister ridge.
skyway lodge.
smokey bear.
snake bites.
soul of a hiker.
the ten bulls.
the ramen chronicles.

trail running.
tri training.
ultralight gearlist: 2018.
ultralight gearlist: 2008.
wildlife - eco restore.
zen running.

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Benton McKaye  Trail

Appalachian  Trail

​​​​pinhoti national recreation trail / pinhoti millennium legacy trail

a 337.1 mile southern region appalachian trail connector

In case of emergencies, dial 911.​ This is the only public service that will know your exact location

Do phone reset first ~ go to settings / go to privacy / turn on location services

visit the georgia pinhoti trail association for the georgia section trail guides and trail info

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the pta's busiest month to date ~ feb 2016 ~ 40,168 web hits

current weather @ pinhoti trail mid-point ~ s14 - 7.3 ~ cave spring trailhead

welcome to the alabama section of the pinhoti trail.

(pin  HOE  tee ~ native / pinOdy ~ southern :)

A Southern Region Appalachian Trail Connector

Pinhoti  Trail