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Download our guide to access the Pinhoti Trail (PT) map, tracks, waypoints, and comments! The trail is a southern Appalachian mountain trail that is over 330 miles (530 km) long. It ravels through the southern Appalachian forests in Georgia and Alabama.  The trail runs from Northern Georgia where it meets the Benton Mackaye Trail. The highest point along the trail is Buddy Cove Gap at 3,164 feet near the Cohutta Wilderness. It continues to the south to the southern terminus on Flagg Mountain in Alabama. Which holds a special designation as the southernmost peak of the Appalachians. Flagg Mountain stands at over 1000 ft. The Pinhoti Trail travels for over 150 miles in both states, and passes through some of the most beautiful sections of each, including the Talladega National Forest in Alabama and the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.

Fun Geographic Facts about the Pinhoti Trail

  • The northern terminus of the PT is just 70 miles (110 km) west of Springer Mountain. Springer Mountain is the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
  • Georgia has about 164 miles (260 km) of the PT.
  • Alabama contains about 171 mils (280 km) of the PT.
  • The lowest point on the trail is close to Weogufka Creek (545 feet) near Weogufka State Forest in Alabama.
  • The highest point along the trail is Buddy Cove Gap at 3,164 feet near the Cohutta Wilderness in Georgia.