Parker High Point Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lineville, AL that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nubbin Creek Section Only: From the Nubbin Creek trail head, this is an excellent early spring hike with an approximate 500' rise in elevation and about 2.5 miles out to the boulder field and back (5 miles). There is a large variety of plants, trees and wildflowers: bluets, oxalys, dwarf iris, partridge berry, service berry, blueberry, rhododendron, sassafras, cat brier, and so on. Picturesque views of water cascading down the mountain side as you walk along Mill Shoal Creek much of the way. Great mountain vista views from the boulder field before April.
I've done this trail as a part of my loops from the Cheaha Trailhead and connecting the Pinhoti Trail. Not too strenuous but a great way to get out for the weekend. I've gone Fall, Winter, and Spring and trails are great. Winter can get a little cold on the mountain so check the forecast.
Great terrain and elevation changes. Stunning views from a couple of nice outcroppings. I usually like to make a bigger loop by incorporating the pinhoti and odum scout trails to make it closer to 12 miles. Beautiful in the fall. Some rocky terrain and slippery creek crossings. Demanding but very rewarding!
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Hike this trail during the spring or fall when there is water flowing in the creeks, flowers in bloom or no leaves on the trees. During the summer it is disappointing as most creeks are dry, no flowers to see and the leaves, shrubs and trees block any and all views. Not that it is a bad trail, we just went in the wrong season. The trail is easy to follow but does not follow a creek near as much as one would think. There are many feeder crossings which were dry. Not a real loop but really an out and back.
Outdoor Club South hiked the Nubbin Creek Loop on May 19th, 2012. It was a warm day but not too hot especially in the shade and when the breezes were going.
We made a loop hike by heading north on Cave Creek Trail, south on the Pinhoti, then north again via the Odum Trail.
Overall a nice hike! On the Nubbin Creek Trail you'll cross a few creeks that have small but beautiful cascades. The 2nd crossing is particularly interesting as there is a small gorge the creek flows through.
The Pinhoti section is a rolling ridge walk. In the Winter there are probably continuous views but this time of year there were few places to look out. About 3/4 mile south of the Cave Creek intersection there are two great outcrops with a view to the West. Our views were great though a bit hazy.
From there to the Odum intersection is quite rocky. There are many interesting boulder formations. Look to the left and you'll see what we called the fortress of rocks. It's a very interesting collection of boulders on top of a small hill.
Because of the rolling terrain this loop feels like it's up hill both ways!
We saw some hawks from the ridge line. The hydrangeas were also in bloom. I was surprised to see some mountain laurel. This is the furthest south I've ever seen it. There is lots of rhododendron near the creeks also. They looked like they were another week or two from blooming.
The guides I've found set this at 7 miles but my GPS shows we hiked 8.5 miles. I could see a few places where the trail had been rerouted as well. At all intersections there was directional signage.