Pinhoti National Recreation Trail

The Pinhoti Trail is a 335 mile backcountry trail that runs northeast from the Talladega National Forest in Alabama to Springer Mountain in Georgia, where it joins the Benton MacKaye and Appalachian Trails.

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Through hikers will find designated campsites and shelters. Day hikers can access multiple loops through lush and rocky southern native forests.

Part of the Great Eastern Trail, the Pinhoti Trail is maintained by trail clubs and associations in Alabama and Georgia.

The closest trailhead to Chattanooga is in Ft. Mountain State Park, near Dalton, GA.

Related Activities
Backcountry camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, trail running, walking

Trail Guides and Hiker Information
Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association
Alabama Pinhoti Trail Alliance
Ft. Mountain State Park

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Ft. Mountain State Park
53 Miles | 1 hour 15 minutes

GPS Coordinates
34.761301, -84.702825‎

Google Map to Ft. Mountain State Park

Dates | Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact Information
Talladega National Forest, Shoal Creek District
45 Highway 281
Heflin, AL 36264
(256) 463-2272

Pinhoti National Recreation Trail Website

Pinhoti Trail Blaze