trail shuttles and hostels.
Loop Trail Hikes:
The Pinhoti Trail itself is a 339 mile point to point hiking trail, but in the
Cheaha Wilderness, in Section 7, there is an extensive loop trail system
that includes the Pinhoti and 6 side trails which allow you to form a variety
of loops that range from 2 mile day hikes to 30 mile multi day hikes. The Dugger
Wilderness, in Section 2, also has a loop trail that uses the Pinhoti and Jones
Branch Road to make a 6 mile hike. The advantage of a loop hike is that you or
your group can travel to the trail in just 1 vehicle.
Out and Back Hikes:
This type of hike involves parking 1 vehicle at a trailhead or road crossing and hiking in any
distance you choose, then returning to your vehicle the same way you came in.
Point to Point Hikes with Self Shuttle:
You will need to bring 2 vehicles if you want to hike from point A to point B. First, park 1
vehicle where you want to finish your hike and then drive the other vehicle to where you
want to start your hike. When your hike ends at your finish vehicle, drive around and pick
up your start vehicle.
Point to Point Hikes with Hired Shuttle:
If you want to hike from point A to point B but bring only 1 vehicle to the trail, you can
make arrangements with someone to pick you up at your finish point, where you will leave
your vehicle, and drive you around to your starting point.
Pinhoti Shuttle Providers
Coosa's Hiker Hostel and Shuttle Service
Callie Thornton, Proprietor
Next Step Hostel and Shuttle Service
pinhoti national recreation trail / pinhoti millennium legacy trail
a southern region appalachian trail connector
* section and mileage numbering system example: "s7 ~ 0.2" / s7 = a section number and 0.2 = a landmark mileage *
* In case of emergencies, dial 911. This is the only public service that knows your exact location
Do phone reset first ~ go to settings / go to privacy / turn on location services *
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