Pinhoti Trails System

photo:  Photo by Callie Thornton.

Length: 28.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: The Pinhoti Trail is located in the Talladega National Forest as well as Forever Wild, Alabama Forestry Commission, and Alabama State Park lands.
State(s): Alabama
Counties: Cleburne, Calhoun, Clay, Talladega, Cherokee, Coosa
Longitude: -86.02597
Latitude: 33.33346

Driving Directions

S and E of Anniston, AL


This trail features designated wilderness areas, mountainous rocky terrain, and steep grades in places. It meanders through mountains and valleys rich in history and legend, through rugged pine and hardwood forests, along ridge tops and through shady hollows and along mountain streams.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Pinhoti Trail Alliance

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Odell Sanders
Recreation Staff Officer
Alabama National Forests
2946 Chestnut St.
Montgomery, AL 36107
(334) 241-8128
[email protected]

Trail Management:
Cheaha State Park
Route 1
Box 77H
Delta, AL 36258
(334) 242-3334



Sunset on the trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.

Sunset on the trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.

 Photo by Callie Thornton.

Photo by Callie Thornton.


Scenic view on trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.

Scenic view on trail. Photo by Callie Thornton.

 Photo by Callie Thornton.

Photo by Callie Thornton.


Beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountain Trail

The Alabama section of the Pinhoti's southern starting point is now on top of Flagg mountain at the historic tower and cabins. The tower and cabins were built by the CCC and are currently maintained by the Alabama hiking trail society. There is a new seven mile(+or-)woods section near Weogufka Coosa County Alabama. I have hiked numerous trails in the south and this is by far my favorite. If you want to hike a quiet and beautiful trail come to Alabama and experience the Pinhoti Trail.

August 19, 2018



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