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current weather / pinhoti trail mid-point / 181.3 ~ cave spring trailhead.

future section 14.

from marty dominy, gpta.

GPTA ~ Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association 4/2015

The file "PT-Hematite and Santa Claus.pdf" shows the completed portions, the portions under construction, and the proposed portions to be built later in 2015 and 2016 within Section 14 of the Pinhoti Trail.


The 0.5 mile segment southwest of Mile 2.5 (176.1 ~ 176.6) is complete but not open.

The 0.75 mile segment west of Highway 100 (175.4 ~ 176.1) is 2/3 complete.

The segment along Hematite Branch (173.9 ~ 175.2) should be under development later in 2015.

There are several bridges to build at Little Cedar Creek and Hematite Branch. These are likely to be the last parts built before undertaking the reroute in the northern part of the Santa Claus Tract (176.6 ~ 178.5).


Solonote:

Until these ongoing updates to Section 14 are completed, they will have no effect on the present trail route described in the Section 14 Trail Guide ~ ga etrail guides


future trail description ~ more or less.

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

173.9 ~ JACKSON CHAPEL TRAILHEAD

The trail goes straight across the road.

?.? ~ HEMATITE(?) LAKE

Continue along the north shore.

?.? ~ ENTER RAILBED

Turn right onto the abandoned railbed.

?.? ~ HEMATITE BRANCH CROSSING

175.2 ~ JACKSON CHAPEL ROAD CROSSING

The trail goes straight across.

?.? ~ EXIT RAILBED

Turn left off the railbed.

?.? ~ LITTLE CEDAR CREEK CROSSING

175.4 ~ EASOM HILL ROAD

The trail goes straight across.

176.1 ~ GA 100

The trail goes straight across.

176.6 ~ SANTA CLAUSE ROAD

The trail goes straight across.

?.? ~ ROADBED CROSSING

?.? ~ ROADBED CROSSING

?.? ~ ROADBED CROSSING

?.? ~ ROADBED CROSSING

178.5 (179.2 ~ add 0.7 miles to all landmarks past here)

CAVE SPRING / CEDARTOWN ROAD (old GA 100)
The trail will come to a gate. Cross the gate and turn left onto the road and follow it to Cave Spring.
179.1 ~ FLOYD COUNTY LINE
180.7 ~ CAVE SPRING CITY LIMITS
180.9 ~ ROLATOR PARK ~ RW, RESTROOMS
Turn right onto the park entrance road and follow it on around. Pass picnic shelters on the left and right and Hearn Inn on the left. Restrooms and short-term parking are on the right.
181.0 ~ BRIDGE
Cross the bridge over Cave Spring. The entrance to the cave is on the right. Follow the road to the left beside the large spring fed swimming pool.
181.1 ~ GEORGIA STREET
Go to the stop sign (the fire and rescue building is across the street to the right). Turn left, cross over the Little Cedar Creek bridge, and go to the red light.
181.3 ~ CAVE SPRING TRAILHEAD ~ CS, TT, RW, HS
The Trailhead is at the red light in the center of town ~ US 411 / GA 100.
NORTHERN TERMINUS / FINISH HIKE


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