Pinhoti Trail

Talladega National Forest, Alabama

Elevation Gain14,665ft
Trailhead Elevation937ft
Elevation Min/Max763/2036ft
Elevation Start/End937/937ft

Pinhoti Trail

Pinhoti Trail is a hiking trail in Calhoun County, Cleburne County, Clay County, Talladega County, and Cherokee County, Alabama. It is within Dugger Mountain Wilderness, Talladega National Forest, and Cheaha Wilderness. It is 116.7 miles long and begins at 937 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 88.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 14,665 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. McDill Point (elevation 2,126 feet), Dugger Mountain (elevation 2,126 feet), and Hernandez Peak (elevation 2,306 feet) and the Jogloma Lake (elevation 741 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Piedmont Horse Loop, Chief Ladiga Trail, Sweetwater Horse Trail and Short Horse Loop.

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Five-Star Trails: Birmingham (Menasha Ridge Press)
Thomas Spencer
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"This stretch of the Pinhoti serves as a nice introduction to less-traveled sections of the trail in the Shoal Creek Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest north of I-20. In 5 miles, you walk along clear, meandering streams and floodplain forest, then climb to high pine-forest ridges."

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Trail Information

Talladega National Forest
Nearby City
Dugger Mountain Wilderness
Skill Level
Wildflowers, Waterfalls
Talladega National Forest
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