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 *
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Sections 8 thru 12
During the months of January and February, 2010, approx. 50 metal trail info signs were placed on the northern half of the trail in Alabama. These signs were furnished by the USFS - Shoal Creek Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest. They were installed through a joint effort by several Pinhoti Trail Clubs.
The area covered is the northern half of Alabama's side of the Pinhoti Trail in the Talladega National Forest from the 96.7 ~ US 431 TRAILHEAD to the 161.1 ~ HIGH POINT TRAILHEAD,
These signs have been placed at:
All paved roads
Most accessible dirt roads
All trail shelters
The Dugger Mountain Wilderness
At each location, except the shelters, there are two signs. One shows mileage to southbound landmarks and the other shows mileage to northbound landmarks. The shelters have one sign showing mileage to both north and south landmarks.
The Appalachian Trail Club of Alabama has produced and donated two comparable routed, wooden signs to the Alabama Trails Association that were placed at the south and north Trailheads of Section 13: 161.1 ~ HIGH POINT TRAILHEAD / 173.9 ~ JACKSON CHAPEL TRAILHEAD. Section 13 is on private property outside of the Talladega National Forest.
the pta's busiest month to date ~ feb 2016 ~ 40,168 web hits
current weather @ pinhoti trail mid-point ~ 181.3 ~ cave spring trailhead