​​​​​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


pta facebook.

mobile friendly.


pinhoti links.

pinhoti fkt.

al etrail guide.

al snail trail


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.

Michelle Markel

super classy adventures

- youtube

- instagram

- 2018 al/ga pinhoti thruhike video series

michelle's thru hike also provided the gps trail measurement for the pinhoti guthook app.

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.

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


dog notes.
dugger mtn wilderness.
trailheads / sections.
al dayhike guides.
landmark locator.
loop hike cave~odum~pin.
loop hike jones~pin.
loop hike pin~chin~sky.

~~~~~~~~~ trail.
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.

this n that.
alabama ycc.
an appalachian trail.
as the crow flies.
at connector.
backpacker magazine.
black bear safety.
bluffton al.
building section 4.
bull - bulls gap.
cave spring, ga.
cellphone service.
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.
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: 2021.
ultralight gearlist: 2008.
wildlife - eco restore.
zen running.


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

Northern Terminus

Piedmont, AL

Ft. McClellan

Southern Boundary

Chimney Peak

Jacksonville State University

             Anniston                                     Jacksonville                                    Piedmont

sister ridge.

alabama's choccolocco mountains.
Cha ka la ka  Mountuns : )

At various points along the Pinhoti in Alabama, there is a good number of
great views on the left (west) of our Sister Ridge, the Choccolocco
Mountains. This ridge runs west of the Pinhoti for 61.1 miles, from
Mt. Cheaha, Section 7, up to Dugger Mountain, Section 11.

She begins her northward journey in Coldwater and passes through Oxford, Anniston,
Ft. McClellan, Jacksonville and ends in Piedmont. This section of the Appalachian Ridge

contains 15 of the highest named summits in Alabama.

One of your first views of her is from the rock outcrop at mile 72.2 ~ Pearly Gates, in Section 
6. From here she is just a blue haze back behind Mt. Cheaha. A better view of her 
beginning is up the 1/2 mile Bald Rock Trail, at mile 81.7 in Section 7. Here the north 
view is of Oak Mountain. A little west of that is Coldwater Peak and a little farther west 
is her beginning at Coldwater Spring. At this point she is about 10 miles away and by the 
time you reach Dugger Mountain she is only about a mile away.

In recent years the Choccoloicco Mountains have started to see some access and 
development that is leaning heavily toward recreation, conservation and protection.

The city of Anniston is in the process of building parking areas, mountain bike trails and 
hiking trails on the Coldwater section known as the Doug Ghee Nature Preserve and 
Recreation Area.

Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail Video

A large 9,000 acre tract of the Ft. McClellan section has just recently been designated 
as the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge.

On the Jacksonville section, the Jacksonville State University Planetarium and 
 will soon be located on top of Chimney Peak.

alabama's 100 highest named summits.
The Choccolocco Mountains contain 15 of Alabama's 100 highest named summits. In the 
profile below, their numeric designations are listed in parenthesise. Please note that only 
what is considered a named summit by the US Geological Survey is on the top 100 list.

choccolocco profile.
Northern Terminus / Piedmont. AL
Piedmont Section

Piedmont ~ 701'
Last Lonely Mountain ~ 1160'

Jacksonville Section
(20) Hurricane Mountain ~ 1876'
Chimney Mountain ~ 1272'
(74) Chimney Peak ~ 1590'
(73) Ben White Point ~ 1592'
White's Gap
Foster Mountain ~ 1420'

Fort McClellan Section
Truitt Hill ~ 1480'
French Hill ~ 1140'
(10) Big Oak Mountain ~ 2050'
Noyes Hill ~ 1560'
(23) Mokeley Hill ~ 1840'
(11) Moorman Hill ~ 2030'
Caffey Hill ~ 1440'
Mount Tylo ~ 1360'
(29) Frederick Hill ~ 1800'
Bain's Gap ~ 1420'
(30) Wykoff Hill ~ 1800'
Marchets Hill ~ 2104'
(9) Morton Hill ~ 2063'
(18) Stanley Hill ~ 1900'
(15) King Hill ~ 1945'
Reynolds Hill ~ 1378'

Anniston Section
(93) Mount Royal ~ 1519'
Twin Mountains ~ 1170' ~ 1225'
(94) Blue Mountain ~ 1516'

Coldwater Section
(52) Oak Mountain ~ 1705'
(51) Coldwater Peak ~ 1709'
Coldwater Spring ~ 584'
Southern Terminus / Coldwater, AL

^ climb up.