pinhoti national recreation trail / pinhoti millennium legacy trail
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* revised numbering system: s1 = section number and 1.1 = section mileage. example: s1 ~ 1.1 *
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current weather / pinhoti trail mid-point / 181.3 ~ cave spring trailhead.
Subsection 1 ~ Mile 0.0 thru 22.9 ~ Woods Trail / Road Walk
Starting from the southern terminus of the Pinhoti at Flagg Mountain, there is a 5.3 mile woods trail up to the town of Weogufka that starts out as a full on mountain trail until about the halfway point. After that it mellows out until you get to town. Then it is a 17.6 mile road walk to the beginning of Section 3.
Subsection 2 ~ mile 22.9 thru 84.3 ~ Woods Trail
The trail follows the Appalachian ridgeline north with miles of rocky overlooks, 9 of the state’s highest peaks, the 30,640 acre Hollins Wildlife Management Area, the 7490 acre Cheaha Wilderness, Cheaha State Park and Alabama’s highest summit, Mt Cheaha-2407’.
Subsection 3 ~ mile 84.3 thru 136.1 ~ Woods Trail
Then there is a break in the ridge here. The trail travels through foothills, watersheds and canyons with hundreds of spring and creek crossings, 2 USDA Watershed Lakes, 2 federal campgrounds, the 46,550 acre Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area and the Red Cockaded Woodpecker Habitat Restoration Area at Coleman Lake.
Subsection 4 ~ mile 136.1 thru 173.9 ~ Woods Trail
The trail goes back up to the ridgeline here and you’ll encounter 5 more of the state’s highest peaks, the 9220 acre Dugger Mountain Wilderness, another USDA Watershed Lake, the Chief Ladiga Rail Trail and some of the old Iron Ore mines near the northern terminus which fueled the steel industry in Birmingham.
^ climb up.