​​​​​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

 2.17 mi

 6.78 mi

 3.58 mi

 5.67 mi

Chinnabee S T

pin~chinn~sky loop.

By Jay Hudson

I created the map being displayed here with my GPS over several hikes, and have it split into several smaller ones in much higher resolution. They show the topo lines and features in much greater detail. The best loop out there is the loop including the Pinhoti/Chinnabee Silent Trail/and Skyway Loop Trails. Altogether, it's 18.2 miles, and forms a triangular loop allowing you to park and return to the same spot.

The whole loop has features a minimum elevation of 778 feet and a maximum elevation of 2,211 feet ( a change of over 1,433). However, if you count all the ups and downs along the 18 mile trek, the loop features over 4,406 feet of climbing and 4,406 feet of descending from end to end! A true Southern trail!

parking at either adams gap or turnipseed hunter's camp.
Adams Gap to Caney Head, via the Pinhoti Trail = 5.67 miles. 1,857 ft climbing, 1,120 descending (+737).  Min elevation 1,202 ft., Max elevation 2,211 feet.

Caney Head to Turnipseed Hunter's Camp, via the Chinnabee Silent Trail = 2.17 miles.  108 ft climbing, 1,026 descending (-918). Min elevation 1,128 ft., Max elevation 2,211 feet.

Turnipseed Hunter's Camp to Lake Chinnabee, via the Chinnabee Silent Trail = 3.58 miles. 505 ft climbing, 777 ft descending (-272). Min elevation 778 ft., Max elevation 1,178.

Lake Chinnabee to Adams Gap, via the Skyway Loop Trail = 6.78 miles. 1,936 ft climbing, 1,483 ft descending (+453)