The Pinhoti National Recreation Trail 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 337.1 miles. There are 170.7 miles in Alabama and 166.4 miles in Georgia, which makes the Pinhoti the longest hiking trail in either state.
The Pinhoti's northern terminus is in northwest Georgia, just west of the town of Blue Ridge, where it intersects with the Benton MacKaye Trail. Hiking east on the BMT for 72.3 miles will put you at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the infamous Appalachian Trail.
The Pinhoti's southern terminus is in east central Alabama at Flagg Mountain, just southwest of the town of Weogufka. Flagg Mountain is noted for being the last southern Appalachian peak to rise above 1000'.
Wild Alabama stewards the 141 miles of Pinhoti Trail that runs through Talladega National Forest in Alabama. We engage volunteers in trail maintenance, shelter clean ups and repainting faded blazes when necessary.