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hiker services.

CS ~ Convenience Store / Mom and Pop stores
TT ~ Trail Town / Large enough for grocery stores
SC ~ Small Campsite / At least one tent site
LC ~ Large Campsite / At least three tent sites
TS ~ Trail Shelter / Three sided, open front
SW ~ Seasonal Water / Dry a few days after rain
RW ~ Reliable Water / Always available
HS ~ Hot Shower / On trail and off trail

from a fb post 11 / 18 / 16.
by Neeli Andrews Faulkner
"Do your little bit of good where you are,
it's those little bits of good put together
that overwhelm the world."
Desmond Tutu

section guides.

SECTION 1   ~   Flagg Mountain / Weogufka

SECTION 2   ~   Joy Lake / Sylacauga
SECTION 3   ~   Rebecca Mountain / Sylacauga
SECTION 4   ~   Horn Mountain / Talladega
SECTION 5   ~   Burgess Point / Talladega
SECTION 6   ~   Cheaha Wilderness / Oxford
SECTION 7   ~   Horseblock Mountain / Oxford
SECTION 8   ~   Gas and Oil Pipelines / Oxford
SECTION 9   ~   Pine Glen Campground / Oxford
SECTION 10  ~  Coleman Lake Campground / Jacksonville
SECTION 11  ~  Dugger Wilderness / Jacksonville
SECTION 12  ~  Oakey Mountain / Piedmont
SECTION 13  ~  Indian Mountain / Piedmont



section 1.
DISTANCE ~ 12.6

CUMULATIVE ~ 0.0 ~ 12.6
ELEVATION: L 608' ~ H 802'
WOODS TRAIL ~ MODERATE ~ 0.0 ~ 5.3
ROAD WALK ~ EASY ~ 5.3 ~ 12.6
LANDMARK ~ FLAGG MOUNTAIN

LOCAL TOWN ~ WEOGUFKA

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

BEGIN FLAGG HIGHLANDS
BEGIN FLAGG MOUNTAIN DESCENT
0.0 ~ FLAGG MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD ~ 777'
0.4 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SC, SW ~ 781'
1.0 ~ CREEK REED PATCH ~ SW
1.1 ~ THE BOULEVARD ~ 697'
1.3 ~ BREAK ROCK
1.4 ~ EAST RIDGE VIEW
1.5 ~ LAUREL PASSAGE
weogufka creek view.
1.8 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 757'
1.9 ~ CCC ROCK RETAINING WALL
2.0 ~ CREEK BOTTOM ~ SC
END FLAGG MOUNTAIN DESCENT

END FLAGG MOUNTAIN HIGHLANDS
BEGIN FLAGG LOWLANDS

2.1 ~ WEOGUFKA CREEK / SHELTER ~ LC, TS, RW ~ 608'
2.3 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
3.3 ~ LARGE CLEAR CUT AREA ~ 802'
3.5 ~ DIRT ROAD
go left.
3.8 ~ ENTER TREE LINE ~ 704'
4.2 ~ WOODS TRAIL ~ 696'
go left.
4.7 ~ FOOTBRIDGE ~ RW ~ 663'
5.3 ~ CR56 ~ TURN RIGHT ~ 692'
END FLAGG LOWLANDS
BEGIN ALABAMA ROAD WALK

6.0 ~ WEOGUFKA ~ CS, RW ~ 647'
turn left on cr 29.
cs, rw ~ caperton's old south store.
6.2 ~ OLD STORE ON THE LEFT (CLOSED) / CR 29 – CR 41
go right (straight) on cr 41.
9.9 ~ PASS FERGUSON ROAD
12.4 ~ CR 41 FORK
go right.
12.6 ~ AL 21 TRAILHEAD ~ CS, RW, TT, HS ~ 728'
cs, rw ~ dollar general across the street.
tt, hs ~ go left on al 21 for 6.0 miles to sylacauga.
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12.6 ~ AL 21 TRAILHEAD
Begin from the old downtown district of Sylacauga, AL,
at the intersection of AL 21 and AL 148.
Go south on AL 21 for 6.0 miles to the Trailhead at the

intersection of AL 21 and CR41.
Day or overnight parking may be available at Dollar General.

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PARK START HIKE VEHICLE
0.0 ~ FLAGG MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD
From the AL 21 Trailhead, turn right on CR 41 / CR155.
Go 0.2 miles to the stop sign. Turn left on CR 41.
Go 6.4 miles to the 4 way stop sign in Weogufka, AL. CR 41
changed to CR 29 just before reaching the downtown area.
Go straight through the 4 way for 5.2 miles to CR 16. Turn right.
Go 0.1 miles and cross an old one lane creek bridge with no

guardrails.
Go 0.5 miles to a dirt road on the right. Turn here. This is the

CCC road to the top of Flagg Mountain.
Go 1.7 miles to the Flagg Mtn. Trailhead, on the right.



section 2.
DISTANCE ~ 7.1

CUMULATIVE ~ 12.6 ~ 19.7
ELEVATION: L 728' ~ H 945'
ROAD WALK ~ EASY
LANDMARK ~ JOY LAKE

LOCAL TOWN ~ SYLACAUGA

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

CONTINUE ALABAMA ROAD WALK
0.0 ~ AL 21 TRAILHEAD ~ CS, RW ~ 728'
go north on cr 41.
cs, rw ~ dollar general.
0.6 ~ PASS HIGH TENSION POWER LINE ~ 748'
1.0 ~ PASS COOSA CO. 68
1.9 ~ US 280 CROSSING ~ 745'
go straight across the 4 lane.
3.3 ~ ROCKHOUSE ROAD / HOLMAN CROSSROADS ~ 793'
go left.
3.5 ~ PASS VICTORY HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH
4.0 ~ CROSS ONE LANE BRIDGE ~ SW ~ 747'
4.1 ~ TURN RIGHT ON REDBUD ROAD ~ 750'
4.3 ~ TURN RIGHT ON AZALEA LANE ~ 811'
4.4 ~ TURN RIGHT AT JOY LAKE ON AZALEA ROAD ~ RW
4.6 ~ TURN RIGHT ON GRAVEL ROAD
5.3 ~ CR 511 CROSSING ~ CS, TT, HS ~ 825'
go straight across cr 511 onto trammel motorway. cars are coming

down the hill really fast!
cs, tt, hs ~ go left on cr 511 for 3.3 miles to the stop sign at al 21.

there is a convenience store here.
turn right on al 21 and go appx. 2 miles to downtown sylacauga.
5.4 ~ CROSS OVER RR TRACKS
6.0 ~ PAVED ROAD ENDS / FS 603
BEGIN TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST
6.5 ~ FS603A
turn right.
7.0 ~ FORK WITH GATED FS ROAD ON THE LEFT ~
go right / long leaf pine restoration area.
7.1 ~ TRAMMEL TRAILHEAD ON RIGHT ~ 945'
END ALABAMA ROAD WALK
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7.1 ~ TRAMMEL TRAILHEAD
Begin from the old downtown district of Sylacauga, AL at
the intersection of AL 21 and AL 148.
Go south on AL 21 for 1.9 miles to CR 511. Turn left.
Go 3.3 miles to Trammel Motorway / FS 603. Turn left.
Go 1.4 miles to FS 603A. Turn right. When you come to the
fork in the road, with a yellow FS gate at the left fork, go
right for 350’ to the trailhead parking area.

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE
PARK START HIKE VEHICLE

0.0 ~ AL 21 TRAILHEAD
From the Trammel Trailhead parking area, go 0.6 miles
back out to FS 603. Turn left.
Go 1.9 miles to CR 511. Turn left.
Go 2.3 miles to CR 41 (no sign!). Turn right.
Go 5.5 miles to the AL 21 Trailhead.



section 3.
DISTANCE ~ 11.4

CUMULATIVE ~ 19.7 ~ 31.1
ELEVATION: L 945' ~ H 1241'
WOODS TRAIL ~ DIFFICULT
LANDMARK ~ RCW NESTING AREA

LOPCAL TOWN ~ SYLACAUGA

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

BEGIN TALLADEGA RANGER DISTRICT 
BEGIN SOUTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
BEGIN REBECCA MOUNTAIN
BEGIN HOLLINS WILDLIFE MGT. AREA

0.0 ~ TRAMMEL TRAILHEAD ~ 945'
the trail is 175' past parking area, on the left.
0.1 ~ INFO BOARD
0.4 ~ BOGG AREA ~ SW
1.1 ~ SPRING ~ SW
1.3 ~ RED COCKADED WOODPECKER NESTING AREA
1.6 ~ RCW HILLCREST
1.9 ~ FS 675
2.4 ~ FS 675 AND FS 603B JUNCTION
2.5 ~ MACHINE DUG TRAIL
2.6 ~ FS BOUNDARY MARKER
3.2 ~ TRAIL NEARS RIDGELINE
3.4 ~ SWITCHBACK
3.5 ~ SWITCHBACK
4.2 ~ MACHINE DUG TRAIL ENDS AT ROADBED ~ LC
5.4 ~ JUNCTION ROADBED / WEST TOWER ROAD
5.7 ~ CONCRETE WEST TOWER ROAD / SAGE GAP
6.7 ~ CROSS RIDGE ROAD IN GAP EAST OF SAGE GAP
8.3 ~ CROSS RIDGE ROAD WEST OF WHITE GAP
8.7 ~ TRAIL CROSSES WHITE GAP ROAD
9.7 ~ HAND DUG TRAIL BEGINS
9.9 ~ JUNCTION NEW SPRING TRAIL AT DEEP GAP
10.0 ~ HIGH POINT ROCK OVERLOOK
10.1 ~ BROAD GAP
11.3 ~ AL 148 CROSSING ~ CS, TT, HS, RW ~ 1180’
go straight across to fs 607 (dirt road on the left)
rw ~ go right on al 148 1.0 miles to a big creek bridge.
cs, tt, hs ~ go left on al 148 for 10.5 miles to sylacauga.
11.4 ~ BULLS GAP TRAILHEAD / AL 148 ~ 1241'
END REBECCA MOUNTAIN

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11.4 ~ BULLS GAP TRAILHEAD
From the intersection of AL 21 and AL 148 in downtown
Sylacauga, AL, go east on AL 148 for 10.5 miles to the
top of the ridge, just past the 11 mile marker. There are
two dirt roads here on the left that are about 50' apart.
Turn left on the first dirt road, FS 607 / Old Rocky Mountain Road.
Go app. 50 yards to the trailhead parking area, on the left.

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE
PARK START HIKE VEHICLE

0.0 ~ TRAMMEL TRAILHEAD
From the Bull Gap Trailhead parking area, go back out to
AL 148. Turn Right.
Go 7.5 miles to FS 603. Turn left. You'll see a FS 603
sign on the right after you make the turn.
Go 2.6 miles to FS 603A. Turn left. When you come to the
fork in the road, with a yellow FS gate at the left fork,
go right for 350’ to the trailhead parking area.



section 4.
DISTANCE ~ 18.0

CUMULATIVE ~ 31.1 ~ 49.1
ELEVATION: L 1241' ~ H 1912'
WOODS TRAIL ~ VERY DIFFICULT
LANDMARK ~ HORN MTN. FIRE TOWER

LOCAL TOWN ~ SYLACAUGA

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

CONTINUE SOUTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
CONTINUE HOLLINS WILDLIFE MGT. AREA
BEGIN HORN MOUNTAIN

0.0 ~ BULLS GAP TRAILHEAD / AL 148 ~ 1241'
the trail is 75 ft. past parking area, on the right.
0.4 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1382'
0.5 ~ LONG LEAF PINE PLANTATION
1.1 ~ BULL BLUFF ~ 1565'
2.2 ~ POWER LINE CROSSING ~ 1744'
3.2 ~ FS 600 CROSSING ~ 1627'
3.7 ~ FS 600 CROSSING
6.5 ~ FARKLEBERRY ROCK
6.6 ~ HIGH TENSION POWER LINE ~ 1474’
7.0 ~ END HOLLINS WILDLIFE MGT. AREA
7.5 ~ HEATH CLIFFS ~ SC ~ 1700'
7.6 ~ SHERMAN CLIFFS ~ SC ~ 1700’
8.3 ~ ROAD BED
turn left, go 800 yds.
8.4 ~ ROAD BED TURN OFF ~ LC
go back in the woods on the right.
8.7 ~ ROCK BLUFF
9.2 ~ ROCK HOUSE
9.3 ~ SOUTH HORN GAP ~ 1620’
9.8 ~ HORN MOUNTAIN FIRE TOWER ~ LC ~ 1912’
when you reach the clear-cut power line area,
go left 100'. then go back in the woods on the
right. now start looking for the white blazed
tower access trail on the right.
9.9 ~ NORTH HORN GAP ~ 1650'
10.0 ~ 10 MILE MARKER ~ 1680'
10.5 ~ SWITCHBACKS / DOWN
11.1 ~ WORMY'S PULPIT / SUNSET ROCK ~ 1640'
11.3 ~ FS 600 XING / MICROWAVE TOWER ~ 1585'
11.8 ~ KENNY'S CAMP ~ LC, SW ~ 1566'
the spring is on the right, down in a hollow just before the campsite.
12.0 ~ FS 600 CROSSING ~ THE PINNACLE ~ 1583'
12.1 ~ PINNACLE SWITCHBACKS / DOWN ~ 1585'
24 turns.
12.5 ~ UPPER ROCK SLIDE
12.6 ~ LOWER ROCK SLIDE ~ SW
13.2 ~ WIND RIDGE
14.0 ~ WIND RIDGE ROAD ~ 14 MILE MARKER ~ 980’
14.2 ~ SCOTT LAKE VIEW ~ 760'
14.3 ~ WIND RIDGE ROAD
14.4 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ RW ~ 720’
14.5 ~ SCOTT'S CASCADE / DRY CREEK ~ RW ~ 720’

LOWEST ELEVATION ON THE ALABAMA PINHOTI TRAIL
cross the creek and follow the fs road up the hill.
14.7 ~ SCOTT LAKE ~ LC, RW ~ 730'
15.1 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ LC, SW ~ 866'
15.3 ~ SPRING CROSSING / ROAD BED ~ SW
15.5 ~ ROAD BED TURN OFF ~ SW
16.1 ~ SPRING CROSSINGS ~ SW
16.5 ~ ROAD BED
17.2 ~ FOUR YELLOW FS CULVERTS ~ SW
17.3 ~ THE PINNACLE VIEW ~ ON RIGHT
18.0 ~ PORTERS GAP TRAILHEAD / AL 77 ~ CS, TT ~ 977'
cs ~ go left on al 77 for 4.6 miles to a small store.
cs ~ go right 2.3 miles to a store on the wet side of the county line.
tt ~ go left on al 77 for 8.9 miles to talladega.
tt ~ go right 13.4 miles to ashland.
END HORN MOUNTAIN
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18.0 ~ PORTERS GAP TRAILHEAD
Begin from the east side of downtown Talladega, AL
on AL 77, at the Wal Mart.
Go south on AL 77 appx. 1.0 miles to the stop sign. Turn
left (you are still on AL 77).
Go 8.9 miles to the Porter’s Gap Trailhead parking area on
the left, just past the 55 mile marker.


SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE
PARK START HIKE VEHICLE

0.0 ~ BULLS GAP TRAILHEAD
From the Porter’s Gap Trailhead parking area, turn left
on AL 77.
Go 2.2 miles to the caution light at CR 7. Turn right.
Go 2.3 miles to a creek crossing with guardrails.
Turn right just past the crossing (you are still on CR 7).
Go 5.2 miles to the stop sign at AL 148. Turn right.
Go 0.8 miles to the top of the ridge. There are 2 dirt
roads on the right about 50’ apart. Turn right on the
second dirt road, Old Rocky Mountain Road – FS 607.
Go appx. 50 yards to the Trailhead parking area, on the left.



section 5.
DISTANCE ~ 15.5

CUMULATIVE ~ 49.1 ~ 64.6
ELEVATION: L 843' ~ H 1870'
WOODS TRAIL ~ VERY DIFFICULT
LANDMARK ~ TALLADEGA CREEK

LOCAL TOWN ~ TALLADEGA

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

CONTINUE SOUTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
BEGIN TALLADEGA MOUNTAIN

0.0 ~ PORTERS GAP TRAILHEAD / AL 77 ~ 977'
1.3 ~ CHANDLER GAP ~ 1100’
old farm to market wagon road going west to talladega.
2.3 ~ ROCKY TOP 1 ~ 1450'
2.7 ~ SWITCHBACKS (downhill) ~ 1320'
3.2 ~ SKYWAY ROAD ~ 858'
go left.
3.4 ~ TALLADEGA CREEK BRIDGE ~ LC, RW ~ 843'
cross rr tracks and bridge and follow fs 600 uphill to the right.
3.6 ~ FS 600 TURNOFF ~ 870'
the trail goes back in the woods on the left.
3.7 ~ SWITCHBACKS ~ (uphill) ~ 910'
4.1 ~ CAMPSITE ~ SC ~ 1130'
4.9 ~ FS 600 CROSSING ~ LC ~ 1410'
5.1 ~ SWITCHBACKS (downhill) ~ 1200'
5.2 ~ CAMPSITE / SPRING CROSSING ~ SC, SW
6.1 ~ ROCKY TOP 2 ~ 1450'
6.3 ~ FS 600 CROSSING ~ 1480'
6.5 ~ SWITCHBACKS (downhill) ~ SW ~ 1430'
6.6 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1400'
6.8 ~ ROCK GARDEN ~ LOOSE ROCKS ~ 1410'
8.7 ~ DEAD CAR / POWER LINE CROSSING ~ 1360'
8.8 ~ POWER LINE CROSSING ~ 1340'
8.9 ~ CLAIRMONT GAP ~ 1356'
9.1 ~ CLAIRMONT SWITCHBACKS (uphill) ~ 1420'
9.5 ~ CLAIRMONT POINT ~ 1650'
9.7 ~ ROCKY TOP 3 ~ LC ~ 1770'
11.4 ~ FS 600 CROSSING ~ 1580'
12.1 ~ BURGESS POINT FIRE TOWER (missing) ~ LC ~ 1870'
look for the grownup road bed going uphill on the left, just before

the fs 600 crossing.
12.2 ~ FS 600 CROSSING ~ 1750'
13.4 ~ PATTERSON SWITCHBACKS (downhill) ~ 1550'
13.5 ~ PATTERSON GAP ~ 1460'
13.8 ~ CAMPSITE ~ SC, SW ~ 1380'
13.9 ~ DOUBLE SPRING CROSSING ~ LC, SW ~ 1260'
14.0 ~ SWITCHBACKS ~ 1280'
14.3 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1320'
14.4 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1340'
15.3 ~ SKYWAY LOOP TRAIL ~ 1400' ~ SW, RW
go left 0.1 to sw ~ and 0.8 to rw.
15.5 ~ ADAMS GAP TRAILHEAD ~ 1457'
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15.5 ~ ADAMS GAP TRAILHEAD
Exit I-20 at Exit 191, US 431S, east of Oxford, AL.
Go south 3.4 miles to the second right turn past the overhead bridge

at the top of the ridge. Turn right

(there is a brown Cheaha State Park sign here).
Go 0.4 miles to the stop sign at AL 281. Turn left.Go 17.9 miles to

the end of the pavement. This is the Adams Gap Trailhead

parking area.

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0.0 ~ PORTER’S GAP TRAILHEAD
From the Adams Gap Trailhead parking area, go across
AL 281 to the small downhill paved road.
Go 1.5 miles to the first paved road on the right,
Blue Ridge Road. Turn right.
Go 1.2 miles to the stop sign at CR 12. Turn right.
Go 6.7 miles to the stop sign at CR 209. Turn right.
Go 3.2 miles to the stop sign at AL 77. Turn right.
Go 1.2 miles to the Trailhead parking area, on the right.



section 6.
DISTANCE ~ 11.3

CUMULATIVE ~ 64.6 ~ 75.9
ELEVATION: L 1360' ~ H 2323'
WOODS TRAIL ~ VERY DIFFICULT
LANDMARK ~ CHEAHA WILDERNESS

LOCAL TOWN ~ OXFORD

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

CONTINUE SOUTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
CONTINUE TALLADEGA MOUNTAIN

0.0 ~ ADAMS GAP TRAILHEAD / AL 281 ~ 1457'
0.1 ~ BEGIN CHEAHA WILDERNESS ~ 1500'
1.2 ~ 1.6 ~ 6 SPRING CROSSINGS ~ SW ~ 1360'
3.1 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 1380'
3.2 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1360'
3.5 ~ SIGN BOARD, GO RIGHT ~ 1484'
3.7 ~ SIGN BOARD, GO LEFT ~ 1591'
3.8 ~ STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN, GO UP ; ) ~ 1575'
4.3 ~ PEARLY GATES ~ 2050'
4.4 ~ HEAVEN / ROCKY TOP 4 ~ SC ~ 2135'
4.8 ~ 5.4 ~ 3 CAMPSITES ~ LC ~ 2100'
5.5 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 2140'
5.7 ~ ROCKY TOP 5 ~ 2160'
5.8 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 2120'
5.9 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 2120'
6.0 ~ LITTLE CANEY HEAD ~ LC, SW ~ 2100'
junction of pinhoti, odum scout (right)
and chinnabee silent trails (left).
sw ~ go left on chinnabee 50' to the spring.
6.1 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 2100'
7.6 ~ CCT CONNECTOR ~ 2143'
on the right.
8.6 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 2040'
8.7 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 2060'
9.1 ~ McDILL OVERLOOK TRAIL ON LEFT ~ SC, LC ~ 2073'
9.2 ~ WHO ROCK ~ SC ~ 1960'
9.6 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 2060'
10.0 ~ END CHEAHA WILDERNESS ~ 2306'

10.2 ~ HERNANDEZ PEAK ~ LC, SW ~ 2323'

HIGHEST ELEVATION ON THE ALABAMA SECTION
OF THE PINHOTI TRAIL

10.3 ~ HERNANDEZ PEAK SHELTER (planned)
10.7 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 2140'
10.8 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC ~ 2140'
11.2 ~ CHEAHA TRAILHEAD CONNECTOR ~ Turn Right
11.3 ~ CHEAHA TRAILHEAD ~ 2045’
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11.3 ~ CHEAHA TRAILHEAD
Exit I-20 at Exit 191, US 431S, east of Oxford, AL.
Go south 3.4 miles to the second right turn past the
overhead bridge at the top of the ridge. Turn right (there is
a brown Cheaha State Park sign here).
Go 0.4 miles to the stop sign at AL 281. Turn left.
Go 11.5 miles to the Cheaha Trailhead parking area, on the left.

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PARK START HIKE VEHICLE

0.0 ~ ADAMS GAP TRAILHEAD
From the Cheaha Trailhead turn left on AL 281.
Go 6.4 miles to the end of the pavement.
This is the Adams Gap Trailhead parking area.



section 7.
DISTANCE ~ 17.6

CUMULATIVE ~ 75.9 ~ 93.5
ELEVATION: L 760' ~ H 2045'
WOODS TRAIL ~ DIFFICULT- FIRST 1/3, THEN MODERATE
LANDMARK ~ CHEAHA STATE PARK

LOCAL TOWN ~ OXFORD

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

CONTINUE SOUTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
CONTINUE TALLADEGA MOUNTAIN

0.0 ~ CHEAHA TRAILHEAD ~ 2045'
turn right at the "t" intersection at the top of the climb.
0.2 ~ AL 281 CROSSING ~ CS, LC, RW, HS ~ 2000'
the pinhoti goes straight across.
go left 0.1 miles to cheaha state park, alabama's highest

peak - 2407'.
camp store, campground with showers, restaraunt, motel,

pool, fire tower.sidehill around mount cheaha peak.
0.5 ~ WATER CROSSING ~ SW ~ 2000'
0.9 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 2000'
1.0 ~ HOLLY KNOB ~ 1960'
1.7 ~ CAMPSITE ~ SC ~ 1800'
1.9 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1700'
2.0 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1700'

END TALLADEGA MOUNTAIN

BEGIN BLUE MOUNTAIN
2.1 ~ BLUE MTN SHELTER ~ LC, TS ~ 1825'
2.6 ~ BALD ROCK TRAIL ON LEFT ~ 1960'
go 0.5 miles to bald rock overlook.
3.8 ~ M & M GAP ~ LC ~ 1500'
4.0 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1420'
4.2 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 1400'
4.8 ~ CAMPSITE ~ SC ~ 1420'

5.2 ~ CCC ROAD / CHEAHA ROAD ~ LC, SW ~ 1305'

END BLUE MOUNTAIN

END TALLADEGA RANGER DISTRICT

​BEGIN SHOAL CREEK RANGER DISTRICT

​END SOUTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
BEGIN TALLADEGA LOWLANDS
BEGIN HORSEBLOCK MOUNTAIN

6.2 ~ ZULU CANYON ~ RW ~ 1100'
8.1 ~ POWER LINE CROSSING
8.2 ~ HILLABEE CREEK CROSSING ~ LC, RW ~ 780'
8.5 ~ SNOWFLAKE CANYON ~ 900’
8.7 ~ 6 SPRINGS / 2 CREEKS ~ SW, RW ~ 860'
9.4 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC, RW ~ 800'
10.4 ~ ROAD BED ~ 800'
11.2 ~ ANOTHER ROAD BED ~ 800'
11.4 ~ GOLD MINING SHAFT, ON LEFT ~ 820'
11.4 ~ ANOTHER ROAD BED ~ 840'
11.5 ~ END OF THE ROAD ~ 900'
11.5 ~ LAUREL GORGE ~ 900'
11.7 ~ FRIENDSHIP CAMPSITE ~ LC, RW ~ 820'
12.2 ~ FRIENDSHIP GORGE ~ 880'
12.4 ~ CR 24 CROSSING ~ TT, CS, HS, LC, RW ~ 838'
The trail angles across the road to the left.
rw ~ 100' up the trail.
lc ~ there are some flat spots on the right, just past the creek crossing.
cs ~ go right on cr 24 for 1.4 miles to able mall.
tt ~ go left 2.5 miles to the 4 way stop, then go left 4.4 miles to

oxford / al 21.
12.6 ~ MORGAN LAKE ~ MORGAN CASCADE SWITCHBACK ~ SW
pinhoti ~ the pinhoti cuts back to the left.

morgan cascade ~ morgan lake ~ go right at the switchback,

then downhill to the creek.

follow the creek upstream to the cascade. go up the right side of the

cascade to the lake.
13.2 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ RW ~ 900'
13.3 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ SC, RW ~ 900'
13.5 ~ FS 515 ~ 900'
14.2 ~ FS 515 CROSSING ~ 900'
14.6 ~ MOONSHINE GORGE ~ SW ~ 900'
14.6 ~ CASCADE GORGE ~ 820'
14.7 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 780'
14.8 ~ SMALL CASCADE ~ SC, SW ~ 800'
look for the side trail that doubles back to the left. this trail takes

you back into the cascade.
14.9 ~ LITTLE HILLABEE FALLS ~ LC, RW
15.2 ~ HILLABEE CREEK BRIDGE ~ RW
15.4 ~ HORSEBLOCK MOUNTAIN TOWER VIEW ~ LC, RW
winter view of tower is way up to the right.
16.0 ~ HORSEBLOCK CANYON
16.6 ~ HORSEBLOCK FLATS CROSSING ~ RW ~ 760'
16.8 ~ CO~OP BRIDGE ~ SW

appalachian trail club of alabama / boy scout project.
17.6 ~ US 431 TRAILHEAD ~ CS ~ 885'
cs ~ go right 1.0 miles up hill.
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17.6 ~ US 431 TRAILHEAD
Exit I-20 at Exit 191, US 431S, east of Oxford, AL.
Go south 2.8 miles to a dirt road, FS 585, on the right just past a Highway Dept. “Adopt a Mile” sigh (if you pass a green house, you’ve gone too far). Turn right.
Go up the dirt road 0.1 miles to the US 431 Trailhead parking area, on the left.
ALTERNATIVE PARKING ~ Sometimes this gate is locked and may be an unreliable place to park at times. Continue on US 431 past the Trailhead for 1 mile to the Cheaha Country Store, on the right. In the past they have allowed hikers to leave a vehicle there. Just go inside and ask permission and they will tell you where to park.
Cheaha Country Store
3412 Hwy. 431
Heflin, AL
256-253-2895 


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0.0 ~ CHEAHA TRAILHEAD
From the US 431 Trailhead parking area, go back down the
dirt road to US 431. Turn right.
Go the second right turn past the overhead bridge at the
top of the ridge. Turn right (there is a brown Cheaha State
Park sign here).
Go 0.4 miles to the stop sign at AL 281. Turn left.
Go 11.5 miles to Cheaha Trailhead parking area, on left.



section 8.
DISTANCE ~ 9.5

CUMULATIVE ~ 93.5 ~ 103.0
ELEVATION: L 885' ~ H 1200'
WOODS TRAIL ~ MODERATE
LANDMARK ~ INDIAN CAVE

LOCAL TOWN ~ HEFLIN

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CONTINUE TALLADEGA LOWLANDS
CONTINUE HORSEBLOCK MOUNTAIN

0.0 ~ US 431 TRAILHEAD ~ CS, SW, RW ~ 885'
0.2 ~ SPRING / BOG CROSSING ~ SW
0.8 ~ BEAVER POND
1.8 ~ FS 518 CROSSING ~ 1080'
2.0 ~ ROAD BED CROSSING
2.3 ~ CAMPSITE / SPRING CROSSING ~ SC, SW
2.4 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
2.7 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
2.9 ~ ROAD BED CROSSING
3.2 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
3.8 ~ CAMPSITE / SPRING CROSSING ~ SC, SW
4.2 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
4.3 ~ I - 20 CROSSING (no services) ~ 1074'
4.5 ~ ROAD BED CROSSING
4.6 ~ ROAD BED CROSSING
4.9 ~ COLONIAL PIPELINE ~ 1010'
5.3 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ RW
5.4 ~ GREENSTONE SHELTER (proposed) ~ LC, TS
5.6 ~ RIO GRANDE CROSSING ~ LC, RW
5.7 ~ PLANTATION PIPELINE ~ 990'
5.8 ~ EL LOCO SPLIT
6.3 ~ ROAD BED CROSSING
6.6 ~ AL 281 CROSSING ~ 990'
6.8 ~ HIDEOUT GORGE
7.0 ~ INDIAN CAVE ~ SW
7.6 ~ SOUTHERN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE
7.7 ~ CAMPSITE ~ SC
8.0 ~ ROAD BED CROSSING
8.2 ~ ROAD BED
8.3 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
8.4 ~ ROAD BED CROSSING
8.9 ~ POWER LINE CROSSING ~ 1200'
9.1 ~ POWER LINE CROSSING ~ 1100'
9.3 ~ US 78 BRIDGE ~ HEFLIN ~ CS, TT ~ 965'
when the trail comes out on al 281, turn left and go across the us 78 bridge.
tt ~ turn left on the paved road that is 50 yards past the bridge and loop

around to the stop sign at us 78. go left at the stop sign for 2.8 miles to heflin.
cs ~ go right at the stop sign for 1.3 and 1.5 miles to small stores. the 1.5 store,

at the intersection of us 78 and al 9 n., has a short order kitchen.
9.5 ~ SOUTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD ~ LC, SW ~ 936'
when the trail comes out on al 281, turn left and go across the us 78 bridge.

continue down the hill to the dirt road on the right, fs 500. turn right and

cross the rr tracks. the trailhead parking is on the right.
END HORSEBLOCK MTN

END TALLADEGA LOWLANDS
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9.5 ~ SOUTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD
Exit I-20 at Exit 191, US 431S, east of Oxford, AL.
Go north on US 431 for 0.3 miles to the stop sign
at US 78. Turn right.
Go 5.3 miles to a paved road on the left, just before
the overhead bridge at the top of the ridge. Turn left.
Go 0.1 miles to the stop sign at AL 281. Go straight
across onto the dirt road, FS 500.
Go 0.1 miles to the South FS 500 Trailhead parking
area, on the right.

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0.0 ~ US 431 TRAILHEAD
From the South FS 500 Trailhead parking area, go left
0.1 miles back out to AL 281. Turn left.
Go 6.7 miles to the first paved road on the left past
the US 431 bridge. Turn Left.
Go 0.4 miles to the stop sign at US 431. Turn left.
Go 0.6 miles to FS 585 ~ this is just past a green house
on the left. Turn left.
Go 0.1 miles to the Trailhead parking area, on the left.


section 9.
DISTANCE ~ 13.6

CUMULATIVE ~ 103.0 ~ 116.6
ELEVATION: L 812' ~ H 1222'
WOODS TRAIL ~ MODERATE
LANDMARK ~ SHOAL CREEK RANGER STATION

LOCAL TOWN ~ HEFLIN

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BEGIN CHOCCOLOCCO HIGHLANDS
BEGIN BRYMER MOUNTAIN

0.0 ~ SOUTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD ~ LC, SW ~ 936'
0.3 ~ FS 500 CROSSING ~ 1050'
1.4 ~ 1.8 ~ 3 SPRING CROSSINGS ~ SW
2.0 ~ BIRDS IN THE PINES CAMPSITE ~ SC, LC
2.2 ~ 2.7 ~ 2 SPRING CROSSINGS ~ SW
2.9 ~ SISTER RIDGE VIEW
3.4 ~ FS 523 CROSSING ~ 1180'
END BRYMER MOUNTAIN
BEGIN RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN
ENTER CHOCCOLOCCO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

4.1 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
5.5 ~ BRYMER GORGE
6.2 ~ HOLLY SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
6.6 ~ FS 531 CROSSING ~ 1222'
7.0 ~ BEECH GORGE
7.7 ~ LOWER SHOAL CANYON / CASCADE ~ RW
7.8 ~ LOWER SHOAL SHELTER ~ LC, TS, RW
9.8 ~ 116.3 ~ 2 SPRING CROSSINGS ~ SW
10.5 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ RW
10.7 ~ EAGLE BRIDGE ~ SW

eagle scout project.
10.9 ~ BEECH GAP
11.0 ~ FS 531 CROSSING / DRAIN PIPE BRIDGE ~ 812'
11.1 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
11.3 ~ HIGHROCK LAKE ON LEFT ~ RW ~ 880'
11.4 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
11.5 ~ CAMPSITE ~ LC, RW
11.6 ~ HIGHROCK LEAP ON LEFT
12.9 ~ WINTER FEED PLOT
13.0 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
13.1 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
13.6 ~ USFS PINE GLEN CAMPGROUND TRAILHEAD

FS 500 LC, RW ~ 946'
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13.6 ~ PINE GLEN CAMPGROUND TRAILHEAD
Exit I-20 at Exit 191, US 431S, east of Oxford, AL.
Go north on US 431 for 0.3 miles to the stop sign at US 78.
Turn right.
Go 5.3 miles to a paved road on the left just before the
overhead bridge, at the top of the ridge. Turn left.
Go 0.1 miles to the stop sign at AL 281. Go straight across
onto the dirt road, FS 500.
Go north 5.0 miles to the Ping Glen Campground, on the left.

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0.0 ~ SOUTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD
From the Pine Glen Campground, go back south on FS 500
for 4.9 miles to the South FS 500 Trailhead, on the left.


section 10.
DISTANCE ~ 16.3

CUMULATIVE ~ 116.6 ~ 132.9
ELEVATION: L 700' ~ H 1325'
WOODS TRAIL ~ MODERATE
LANDMARK ~ COLEMAN LAKE

LOCAL TOWN ~ JACKSONVILLE

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CONTINUE CHOCCOLOCCO HIGHLANDS
CONTINUE RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN

0.0 ~ USFS PINE GLEN CAMPGROUND TRAILHEAD

FS 500 LC, RW ~ 946'
0.1 ~ DOUBLE BRIDGES ~ SW
2.3 ~ BRIDGE ~ SW
2.6 ~ USFS SWEETWATER LAKE ~ LC, RW ~ 1000'
3.0 ~ SWEETWATER LAKE PARKING AREA ~ RW
3.2 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ SC, RW
4.6 ~ LAUREL SHELTER ~ LC, TS, RW ~ 1100'
5.1 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ RW
5.2 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
5.5 ~ BRIDGE ~ SW
6.0 ~ FS 553 CROSSING ~ 1220'
6.1 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
6.3 ~ SHOAL CREEK CHURCH ~ 1180’
6.4 ~ SHOAL CREEK CHURCH ROAD
the trail goes straight across the road.
6.8 ~ COLEMAN LAKE VIEW ~ 1220'
6.9 ~ ATA / AHS BRIDGE ~ SW
7.2 ~ USFS COLEMAN LAKE CAMPGROUND

BRIDGE ~ LC, RW, HS
you can bushwhack down the hill, cross the bridge,

and follow the trail to the campground.
7.6 ~ ALUMINUM BRIDGE ~ RW
7.7 ~ WOODPECKER FARM (next 1.6 miles)
7.9 ~ USFS COLEMAN LAKE TRAILHEAD ~ 1200'
7.9 ~ FS 500 CROSSING ~ LC, RW, HS ~ 1200'
usfs coleman lake campground is about 1/2 mile to the right.
9.3 ~ TREE LINE / HORSE TRAIL CROSSING
9.7 ~ FS 540 CROSSING ~ 1325'
10.6 ~ CHIPMUNK CANYON ~ SC, RW
10.8 ~ CHIP'S CAMPSITE ~ LC, RW
10.9 ~ DALE'S CAMPSITE / CASCADE ~ SC, RW
11.0 ~ SON OF BILLY GOAT CAMP ~ SC, RW ~ 840'
11.8 ~ CREEK CROSSING ~ RW
12.1 ~ ROCK ISLAND CROSSING ~ RW ~ 833'
12.5 ~ TWENTY FEET CREEK ~ RW
12.7 ~ TURNHILL ROAD SWITCHBACKS
END CHOCCOLOCCO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
12.8 ~ TEN TOES
14.8 ~ USFS CHOCCOLOCCO CREEK WATERSHED

LC, RW ~ 760'
14.9 ~ CHOCCOLOCCO CRK SHELTER ~ LC, TS, RW ~ 700'
15.2 ~ RATTLESNAKE POINT
the trail leaves the lake.
15.3 ~ CHOCC HOLLOW ~ SW ~ 780'
16.3 ~ BURNS TRAILHEAD / CR 55 ~ 846'
END RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN
END CHOCCOLOCCO HIGHLANDS
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16.3 ~ BURNS TRAILHEAD
Exit I-20 at Exit 191, US 431S, east of Oxford, AL
Go north 0.3 miles to US 78. Turn right.
Go 3.9 miles to AL 9. Turn left.
Go 10.9 miles to CR 55, at the yellow flashing light.
Turn right.
Go 4.2 miles to the Burns Trailhead parking area,
on the left.

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0.0 ~ PINE GLEN CAMPGROUND TRAILHEAD
From the Burns Trailhead parking area, turn left on CR 55.
Go 4.6 miles to a dirt road, FS 500. Turn right. There's a
black mailbox on the right at this turn ~ address-20346.
Go 5.3 miles to the right turn where FS 500 becomes a
paved road. Turn right.
Go 2.0 miles to the stop sign. Turn left on FS 500.
Go 0.3 miles to the stop sign. Turn right on FS 500.
Go 4.4 miles to the Pine Glen Campground, on the right.


section 11.
DISTANCE ~ 8.8

CUMULATIVE ~ 132.9 ~ 141.7
ELEVATION: L 846' ~ H 2140'
WOODS TRAIL ~ VERY DIFFICULT
LANDMARK ~ DUGGER WILDERNESS

LOCAL TOWN ~ JACKSONVILLE

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BEGIN NORTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS

0.0 ~ BURNS TRAILHEAD / CR 55 ~ RW ~ 846'
0.1 ~ SOUTHERN WILDERNESS BOUNDARY
BEGIN DUGGER MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS
2.7 ~ JONES BRANCH ROAD ~ LC, SW ~ 1240'
2.8 ~ LAUREL PASSAGE
3.2 ~ CAMPSITE ~ SC
4.3 ~ DUGGER (TURKEY) GAP ~ LC ~ 1500'
4.4 ~ ROCKY TOP 6
4.9 ~ SISTER RIDGE VIEW / PIEDMONT VIEW
5.4 ~ ROCKY TOP 7
6.4 ~ DUGGER MOUNTAIN TOWER (missing) ~ 2140'
8.2 ~ NORTH DUGGER FLATS ~ LC, RW ~ 1100'
8.8 ~ NORTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD ~ RW ~ 860'
END DUGGER MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS
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8.8 ~ NORTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD
Exit I-20 at Exit 191, US 431S, east of Oxford, AL.
Go north 0.3 miles to US 78. Turn right.
Go 3.9 miles to AL 9. Turn left.
Go 10.9 miles to CR 55, at the yellow flashing light.
Turn right.
Go 8.8 miles to a dirt road, FS 500. Turn left.
There is a black mailbox on the right at this
turn with the address-20346.
Go 2.0 miles to the North FS 500 Trailhead parking
area- this is just a small pull off on the left, past the bridge.

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0.0 ~ BURNS TRAILHEAD
From the North FS 500 Trailhead, turn around and go
back 2.0 miles to CR 55. Turn right.
Go 4.6 miles to the Burns Trailhead parking area, on the right.


section 12.
DISTANCE ~ 16.2

CUMULATIVE ~ 141.7 ~ 157.9
ELEVATION: L 767' ~ H 1871'
WOODS TRAIL ~ VERY DIFFICULT
LANDMARK ~ TERRAPIN CREEK

LOCAL TOWN ~ PEIDMONT

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CONTINUE NORTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
0.0 ~ NORTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD ~ RW ~ 860'
0.1 ~ NORTH DUGGER MTN SHELTER ~ LC, TS ~ 1020'
0.5 ~ OAKEY MOUNTAIN VIEW
1.0 ~ ROCKY RIDGE
1.1 ~ ROAD BED
2.4 ~ TERRAPIN CREEK WATERSHED USFS ~ LC, RW ~ 840'
BEGIN OAKEY MOUNTAIN
3.1 ~ DOUBLE SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
3.3 ~ NORTH SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
3.4 ~ LOST TRAIL COVE
4.6 ~ OAKEY MOUNTAIN CROSSING ~ 1720'
4.7 ~ NORTH OAKEY SWITCHBACKS
5.1 ~ NORTH OAKEY CAMPSITE ~ LC, SW
6.4 ~ OAKEY MOUNTAIN SHELTER ~ LC, TS
6.8 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
7.9 ~ CHIEF LADIGA RAIL TRAIL ~ CLT MILE 7.0

LC, RW, HS ~ 767'
go right on ladiga trail
chief ladiga campground 256-282-2370.
END OAKEY MOUNTAIN
8.1 ~ TERRAPIN CREEK BRIDGE ~ RW ~ 767'
8.4 ~ CHIEF LADIGA RAIL TRAIL ~ CLT MILE 6.5
go left off ladiga.
8.5 ~ CR 94 CROSSING ~ 780'
BEGIN WILSON RIDGE
8.6 ~ 94 CAMPSITE ~ SC ~ 850'
8.8 ~ 94 SPRING CROSSING ~ SW ~ 920'
9.8 ~ WILSON RIDGE CROSSING ~ 1380'
END WILSON RIDGE
10.1 ~ CR 70 / MAXWELL GAP CROSSING ~ 1156'
BEGIN AUGUSTA MINE RIDGE
11.6 ~ ROCKY TOP 8 ~ 1871'
11.7 ~ ROBERT R. FURGERSON MEMORIAL PLAQUE
12.2 ~ LEFT TURN, OFF RIDGE ~ 1590'
12.5 ~ LANIE GAP ~ LC, SW ~ 1460'
END AUGUSTA MINE RIDGE
BEGIN WOLF RIDGE

12.7 ~ WOLF RIDGE MICROWAVE TOWER ~ 1639'
you can only see the tower, on the left, when the leaves are down.
13.6 ~ LANIE HOLLOW ~ SW ~ 900'
END WOLF RIDGE
15.4 ~ LANIE CREEK CROSSING ~ LC, RW ~ 900'
16.2 ~ HIGH POINT TRAILHEAD / US 278 ~ TT, CS, HS ~ 800'
tt, cs, hs ~ go left on us 278 for 7.5 miles to the 4
way stop in piedmont and turn right. go 1/2 mile to services.

END SHOAL CREEK RANGER DISTRICT
END NORTH TALLADEGA HIGHLANDS
END TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST
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16.2 ~ HIGH POINT TRAILHEAD
From the intersection of AL 9 and US 278 in Piedmont, AL,
go east on US 278 1.2 miles to the 4 way stop sign.
Turn left on US 278.
Go 7.5 miles to the High Point Trailhead parking area,
on the right, just past the 165 mile marker.


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0.0 ~ NORTH FS 500 TRAILHEAD
From the High Point Trailhead parking area, go left on US 278 for

7.5 miles back to the 4 way stop in Piedmont. Turn right.
Go 1.2 miles to AL 9 South. Turn left.
Go 10.0 miles to the flashing yellow light at CR 55. Turn left.
Go 8.8 miles to a dirt road, FS 500. Turn left. There is a black mailbox

on the right at this turn with address-20346.
Go 2.0 miles to the North FS 500 Trailhead parking area-
there is a small pull off on the left, just past the bridge.



section 13.
DISTANCE ~ 12.8

CUMULATIVE ~ 157.9 ~ 170.7
ELEVATION: L 800' ~ H 1968'
WOODS TRAIL ~ VERY DIFFICULT
LANDMARK ~ ALABAMA / GEORGIA STATE LINE

LOCAL TOWN ~ CAVE SPRING, GA

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BEGIN NORTH WILDLANDS
0.0 ~ HIGH POINT TRAILHEAD / US 278 ~ TT, RW ~ 800'
0.3 ~ ATA SECTION DEDICATION MARKER ~ 900'
BEGIN DAVIS MOUNTAIN
0.5 ~ THE PITTS 1
1.6 ~ DAVIS MOUNTAIN SWITCHBACKS (UP) ~ RW
2.0 ~ DAVIS MOUNTAIN SHELTER ~ LC, TS ~ 1200'
2.1 ~ WOODS ROAD
2.7 ~ INDIAN TOP SWITCHBACKS
*a winter view of the indian mtn. ridge in the distance.
2.9 ~ WOODS ROAD
3.0 ~ WOODS ROAD
3.7 ~ HAWK'S REST
4.5 ~ DANTE'S SWITCHBACKS !! (DOWN)
4.9 ~ HURRICANE CREEK BRIDGE ~ LC, RW ~ 818'

cross old railbed right after the bridge.
END DAVIS MOUNTAIN
5.0 ~ SALEM CHURCH ROAD / CR 8 ~ 838'
5.3 ~ WOODS ROAD
5.4 ~ HAWKINS HOLLOW ~ RW
5.5 ~ CREEK BRIDGE ~ RW
5.6 ~ HAWKINS HOLLOW SHELTER ~ TS, RW
5.6 ~ HAWKINS HOLLOW TENT PLATFORM ~ SC, RW
BEGIN INDIAN MOUNTAIN
5.7 ~ INDIAN MOUNTAIN SWITCHBACKS (UP) ~ RW
6.1 ~ THE PITTS 2
6.7 ~ HUNT CLUB GAP ~ LC
7.1 ~ 1500 FOOT OVERLOOK ~ 1500'
7.6 ~ SOUTH FACE SWITCHBACKS (UP)
7.8 ~ SOUTH FOREVER WILD BOUNDARY
8.0 ~ 1700 FOOT OVERLOOK ~ LC ~ 1700'
9.1 ~ FLAG POLE MOUNTAIN ~ LC ~ 1968'
9.6 ~ DR. TOM McGEHEE MEMORIAL
9.8 ~ WEISS LAKE OVERLOOK ON LEFT
10.0 ~ FOREVER WILD BOUNDARY WELCOME SIGN ~ LC
10.1 ~ ALABAMA / GEORGIA STATE LINE ~ 1570'
10.8 ~ SHAGBARK FLATS ~ SW
10.9 ~ SPRING CREEK SHELTER ~ LC, TS, SW ~ 1065’
11.0 ~ LEAD DOG BRIDGE ~ SW
11.1 ~ WOODS ROAD
11.6 ~ WOODS ROAD / THE BRIAR PATCH
12.0 ~ WOODS ROAD
12.2 ~ DOUBLE SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
12.5 ~ THE PITTS 3 ~ LC
12.8 ~ JACKSON CHAPEL TRAILHEAD ~ 869’ ~ TT, CS, HS
tt, cs, hs ~ go left on jackson chapel road 3.6 miles to us
411, turn right. go 2.3 miles to cave spring.
END INDIAN MOUNTAIN
END NORTH WILDLANDS
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12.8 ~ JACKSON CHAPEL TRAILHEAD
From downtown Cave Spring, GA, go west on US 411 for 2.3 miles to

Jackson Chapel Road (look for a large Mountain Springs Baptist Church

sign on the left). Go left.
Go 3.6 miles to the Jackson Chapel Trailhead parking area,
on the right. The turn in is gravel and has enough room
for 4 vehicles. Please don’t block the gate.


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0.0 ~ HIGH POINT TRAILHEAD
From the Jackson Chapel Trailhead parking area, go left on
Jackson Chapel Road 3.6 miles back out to US 411. Go left.
Go 5.1 miles to Rock Run Road (look for a Beauty Shop and
Self Storage on the left). Turn left.
Go 5.4 miles to CR 45, just past downtown Rock Run. Turn
left.
Go 2.7 miles to US 278. Turn left.
Go 0.1 miles to the High Point Trailhead parking area, on the right.​



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