​​​​​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

trail blazes.
Ref: Appalachian Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance


Any type of trail directional guide, weather it is on the ground, trees, rocks, posts or signs, is called a blaze. All of the blazing on the Pinhoti follows the same blazing standards set by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy that are used on the Appalachian Trail.

usfs / alabama blaze standard.
In 2007, the USFS formalized the blazing standards for the Alabama section of the Pinhoti Trail:
New standard trail blaze: Light blue painted vertical rectangle ~ Wal-Mart exterior "pool party".
New standard side trail blaze: White pianted vertical rectangle.
Standard distance between blazes: Around 0.1 miles. 
The blazes will be painted on trees at about eye level and will be about the size of a vertical dollar bill ~ 2”x 6”.
Until the new 2007 standard trail blaze changeover is finished, you may also see some white painted turkey tracks, white plastic diamonds with a turkey track and Silver metal diamonds with a turkey track.

blaze types.


This type consists of a single, vertical rectangle. The standard blaze is used to help you stay on the trail.


This type consists of two vertical rectangles. The second vertical rectangle is set directly above the other with a 1 inch gap in-between them. The double blaze is used as a general caution telling you to be alert for things coming up ahead like side trails, intersections, road crossings, shelters or water sources.


This type also consists of two vertical rectangles. On this variation the top blaze is off-set 2 inches either to the right or left. The off-set double blaze is used to alert you of an upcoming change in the trail direction, such as a switchback or any type of abrupt left or right turn. The top blaze off-set signifies the turn direction.

^ climb up.