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149.5 ~ Oakey Mountain ~ Section 12 (Piedmont AL)
Out beyond the lights of town lies a land of intense wonder and beauty and it is surprisingly easy for you to step into this world. It is like you have always lived here, but just stepped out for a minute or two.
You may see others out here like yourself: hikers out for some quiet time, runners gliding along with big smiles, families spending time together, Trail Clubs keeping the trails cleared for others to enjoy, or the Forest Service restoring and maintaining ecosystems and wildlife habitats.
The Pinhoti is a premier southern Appalachian long distance hiking trail and it is also a southeast region Appalachian Trail connector. The total distance of the trail is 334.9 miles. There are 171.2 miles in Alabama and 163.7 miles in Georgia, which makes the Pinhoti the longest hiking trail in either state.
The trails northern terminus is in northwest Georgia, near the town of Blue Ridge, where it intersects with the Benton MacKaye Trail at around BMT mile 70. Hiking east 70 miles on the BMT will put you at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the famous Appalachian Trail. The Pinhoti’s southern terminus is in east central Alabama at Flagg Mountain, near the town of Weogufka.
The main project here is to provide highly detailed, up to date trail guides and trail access information for hikers of all experience levels that are interested in hiking the Pinhoti Trail.
We hope you will always have time to spend in the woods. Your ancestors were born here, lived here and died here. Welcome Home!
136.1 ~ Burns Trailhead / Dugger Wilderness ~ Section 11