section 1 / snailtrail.

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 ~ WEOGUFKA CREEK
LOCAL TOWN ~ WEOGUFKA
BEGIN FLAGG HIGHLANDS
BEGIN FLAGG MOUNTAIN DESCENT
SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE

0.0 ~ FLAGG MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD ~ 777'
0.4 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SC, SW ~ 781'
1.0 ~ CREEK REED PATCH ~ SW
You can walk down the left side of the patch for 100' to a small spring.
1.1 ~ THE BOULEVARD ~ 697'
The 2nd mile of this section is a dream trail.
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'
LC, TS, RW ~ On the right.
2.3 ~ SPRING CROSSING ~ SW
2.7 ~ FLAGG MOUNTAIN FIRE TOWER VIEW
The tower view is behind you :) This spot is 0.4 miles past the last spring crossing, so after hiking 15 or 20 minutes past the spring, start looking back over your left shoulder.
3.3 ~ LARGE CLEAR CUT AREA ~ 802'
Look for a really large gully on the right with a really large broken pine tree laying across the top. Go up through the gulley.
3.5 ~ DIRT ROAD
Reach a well developed dirt road (logging road). Turn left.
3.8 ~ ENTER TREE LINE ~ 704'
4.2 ~ WOODS TRAIL ~ 696'
The trail goes back in the woods on the left.
4.7 ~ FOOTBRIDGE ~ RW ~ 663'
5.3 ~ CR56 ~ 692’
This is the end of the woods trail portion of section 1. Turn right on CR 56 and go 0.7 miles to the 4 way stop in downtown Weogufka.
END FLAGG LOWLANDS
BEGIN ALABAMA ROAD WALK
6.0 ~ WEOGUFKA ~ CS, RW ~ 647'
At the 4 way stop sign in the center of town, turn left onto CR 29.
CS, RW ~ look for Caperton's old south store at the 4 way stop.
6.2 ~ OLD STORE ON THE LEFT (CLOSED) / CR 29 – CR 41
CR 29 goes past the store on the left and CR 41 goes past the store on the right. Go right on CR41.
9.9 ~ PASS FERGUSON ROAD
The road walk continues on CR 41. Ferguson road is on the right.
12.4 ~ CR 41 FORK
Go right.
12.6 ~ AL 21 TRAILHEAD ~ CS, TT, RW, HS ~ 728'
CS, RW ~ Dollar General across the street.
TT, HS ~ Go left on al 21 for 6.0 miles to Sylacauga.
NORTHERN TERMINUS / FINISH HIKE

driving directions.
USE ODOMETER OR TRIP METER (NO REALLY!)
NORTHERN TERMINUS / FINISH HIKE
PARK FINISH HIKE VEHICLE FIRST
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.

SOUTHERN TERMINUS / START HIKE
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 that goes to the top of Flagg Mountain.
Go 1.7 miles to the Flagg Mtn. Trailhead, on the right.

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 ~ Off Trail


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