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Michael Walter reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Great trail! Plenty of water available in early April. The last section of the skyway had us walking for two hours and we were stuck at two miles. Obviously the legend was hosed. Only one crossing that we had to take shoes off to cross. Rest were easily done with hiking poles.

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Josiah Hood reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Reed Barnes reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Kent Sanders reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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It was a nice hike... some parts aren’t marked well but you shouldn’t have much trouble staying on course.

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Donnie Kiper reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Hiked mid-Nov 2020. Trail was perfect. More trail than this rookie was ready for. Went counterclockwise about 5 miles to the top. Camped and came back down. Concern for my ability and water availability. Downsized everything, including me, been training, headed back mid-March.

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Frank Tynes reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Excellent and strenuous. We did it as a 3day backpacking trip. The Skyway Trail is surprisingly difficult if going from Lake Chinnabee to Adam’s Gap because it’s uphill. Also because we did it last. Really enjoyed the views at the top of Stairway to Heaven. The waterfalls at Devil’s Den are very nice.

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AllTrails User reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Had the intention of doing this trail counter clockwise but ended up doing it clockwise. We got to adams gap around noon and hiked about 5 miles till we reached a large campsite with a nice stream and camped there overnight. After that, we hiked just about 9 miles until we reached the Chinabee and pinhoti intersection, hiked about another mile till we reached a nice overlook with a campsite and stayed there night 2. Then finished the 5 miles of the pinhoti the next day. Ended up clocking around 20miles. Next time we will definitely go counter clockwise solely because by the third day we had little water left and scarce water sources along pinhoti. The “big climb” most refer to going counterclockwise is not nearly as bad as the climb around mile 12 or so before reaching the pinhoti intersection. It was brutal but the view at the top was breathtaking! Overall great hike and will be returning.

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John Hull reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Becky Carnes reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Great! There were not many campsites between the turnipseed campground and the top of the mountain- a few miles, so try not to reach that stretch at dark!

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Brian Hudson reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Great extended version of the Skyway loop trail. It includes the Resort restaurant and hotel, The Pinhoti trail from the Cheaha trailhead to Adams gap, two miles of pavement along the beautiful Cheaha road plus the Ebenezer cemetery.

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jackie lee reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Paulette Clements reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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HikingBlowdownGreat!Rocky

Lots of trees down due to the storm Beta. We were able to get over and around. Lots of water on the entire loop. Had to work to cross Cheaha Falls. Managed to do so. This loops is great. Lots of primitive camping. We parked one car at Turnupseed campground. Then we drove back to Adams gap. We hiked back to Turnupseed and spent the night. Then headed out to Adams gap the next morning. It was a great way to do this loop.

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Stroud Tolleson reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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It was a beautiful trail and a great experience. We hiked the route counter clockwise in 2 days. That being said, my app had us going 22 miles, and the end dragged on because of this. Hurricane had just passed through and there were many fallen trees. The trail could definitely use a lot of maintenance.

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Bethany Ward reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Tyler Meredith reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Did it counter clockwise in one day. Not entirely sold on doing it counter clockwise as the end dragged on for a while without much to look at. The Pinhoti section was the star of the show so it may be nice to finish with some payoff. That being said, if you do it counter clockwise come with plenty of water on hand as you won’t find a reliable source until just before the Turnipseed campground. Chinnabee isn’t well marked but is well traveled so way finding isn’t much of an issue apart from a trail fork in between the 281 and 600G road crossings (stay left). Plenty of water options along the Chinnabee stretch. Skyway Trail has some route finding issues. To get on the trail proper you’ll need to cross one of the campsites as well as the creek that runs into the lake. Skyway is fairly overgrown for stretches so keep an eye out for the red blazes. Feels a bit longer than the 6 miles on the sign. Bathrooms at the Turnipseed campground and at Lake Chinnabee if you want to avoid digging a hole. If you’re trying to camp near water, there’s a great site before you get to Turnipseed, you can set up near Cheaha Falls, there’s several sites along the creek following Devil’s Den Falls and a good sized area about 2 miles from Adam’s gap on the Skyway trail.

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James Mizell reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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We did the trail counterclockwise in one day. The Pinhoti section was magical with lots of rocks and views going up the mountain. It was tough but as long as you keep an eye on the blazes it’s not too bad. Down the mountain on was worse because it was rocky and muddy. Both falls were beautiful but very crowded. The last section on the Skyway trail was very overgrown, boring, and way longer than expected. Overall we thought it was a bit tough in the beginning but the end dragged on and on with not much too see other than the last part of the trail you just finished on a switch back. We may try it again clockwise so at least there is more of a payoff at the end in Pinhoti section.

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Hendrik Paeßens reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Jeremy Belcher reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Skyway Loop, counter-closwise starting at Adam's Gap Trailhead. Completed it in 2.5 days. Finding a free campsite was a bit of a chore (Friday/Saturday). Although that was on a weekend during perfect fall weather. Actual GPS mileage per my Garmin was 18.8 after pulling it into Basecamp program and cleaning it up to remove extraneous excursions and walk to Lake Chinabee. Pinhoti Section - 5.9 miles - 1201 ft elev. gain Chinabee Silent - 5.9 miles - 929ft elev. gain SKyway - 7.0 miles - 1535 elev. gain Skyway trail was a bit boring and the least popular of any. Most of the trail was recovering from a fire with lots of open canopy and sun. Overgrown, but no issue with passing through or following the trail.

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Dustin Ervin reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Lost service and app crashed multiple times, gave up on it. Trail was very rugged, not for the faint at heart. Parts of trail very narrow. Seems cleared often from falling trees, etc. Once you’re in you’re in! Plenty of scenery and some leftover camp sights made by others off the trail. Be prepared! Overall great experience.multiple entry points if you don’t want start to finish. My counter had locked at 18.36 mi

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Brian Bosma reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Sarah W reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Britt Todd reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Started at Adam’s Gap. Great trail, hiked the big climb-got to the top and then took the highway back instead of the trail. Camped at Turnipseed campground .

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Greg Butler reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Michael Vanhaverbeke reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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Great trail with some nice views. We think we saw a mountain lion, but there aren't supposed to be any big cats in the area. I came mid August 2020 and went clockwise. The last 8 miles or so had sparce water. the last really good water source was after Turnipsy campground before the big climb.

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Steve Ickes reviewed Skyway Loop Trail
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I did the Skyway loop counterclockwise spending the night on top of the mountain right where the Chinabee trail leads down. Being July I didn't think I'd need the under quilt for my hammock but due to a nice cool breeze I regretted not bringing it. I completed the other 12ish miles the next day returning to my truck at Adam's Gap. Watch out for chiggers and ticks. Plenty of water throughout the trail.

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