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Getting to this trail was like entering a scene from Deliverance. However tinge started the trail was very pretty as the start winds around a small stream. To me it was not worth hiking past where you stray away from the stream.

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked this, from Porter's Gap to Adam's Gap on 2/17/18. The first approximate 5 miles are excellent, mostly ascending gently along a ridgetop, often times with a great view, simultaneously leftwards and right. The trail footing is excellent for about 5 miles and is even runnable. The remainder of the hike is nice, but the footing isn't as fast. The climbing was easier than I anticipated, with only a few extreme, steep sections.

hiking
13 days ago

Counter clockwise is a good way to go. That puts the big climb up the mountain first. Lots of nice views up there. The trouble with the rest of the trail is the creek crossings and the lack of signage. Yup, it's a wilderness. But it seems like every time you reach a creek the trail dissolves on both sides of the water. Almost none of the creek crossings are obvious or directly where the trail meets the water and then picking up the trail on the other side becomes a chore.

Lots of mosquitos but such awesome rock formations and views :)

Great Hike...I also hiked on and crossed Oakey Mtn. Solo 3/2. Both Dugger and Oakey are good tests. Not for everyone. I tent camped. However both Dugger and Oakey shelters are nice and located at a water source. Trail was in good shape. Easy to follow (even in the snow). There were blowdowns but not too many. It snowed hard during my hike so I would expect to see more trees down. This hike is a great example of hidden treasures to be found in the Great State of Alabama. I will definitely do this hike again. Fabulous views. I saw one person in 3 days who, by the way, was hiking all the way to Flagg Mtn.

I give this trail 5 stars for fantastic views. Several good camping spots. Not many water sources.

backpacking
2 months ago

We did this loop counter clockwise on Thanksgiving weekend and it was definitely a challenge. There is a lot of ups and downs and a ton of rocks from mile 2 all the way through mile 5. It was a great view at the top of the first mountain, but it just about killed me to get there. We had 5 guys that were probably overpacked for a 3 day hike. The reviews we read about this loop never stated anything about how bad the rocks were. As stated below, the blazes could be better. All in all it was a great trip, just wish I was better prepared and in better shape!

hiking
3 months ago

Not a mountain biking trail. Great hike... be prepared full loop is quite the hike!

Hard! Lots of blowdowns! Lots of solitude, seen no-one today.

Second time we tried to reach the so called Skyway loop trail and directions don´t end up taking you there, on top of it it is not a Mountain bike trail as claimed on the app,

Very easy with my 81 year old mother. Helping her stay active

I did Cheaha to Adam's Gap as a pacer for the Pinhoti 100. None of it was runnable at night. This was very technical with skinny slanted trails that didn't seem like they had been traversed a lot. Nevertheless, this is beautiful country and the fall colors were amazing at this time of year.

Trail in horrible shape.. Trail hard to find in places.... But decent challenge

Well marked trails, beautiful scenery....next time I’ll give myself a few more hours to explore.

Hiked this trail in late summer so it was pretty grown up with a lot of large fire ants. The view was grown up for most of the hike but there was one beautiful over look! The map is off and takes you on an old logging road at one point. This is not a loop trail but an out and back. Overall the trail is lightly travelled and peaceful! It is challenging enough with plenty of flat stretches and nice breezes!

What a beautiful place and awesome mountain views!

3 months ago

Hiked 12.5 mile of trail (out/back) - very nice and adequately blazed - ran into no others - easy creek crossing - great Hike. Look forward to doing the full loop in near future!

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk with my 8 year old. Well maintained path and a pleasant walk.

Parked at Adam's Gap and hiked about 5.5 miles out on the Pinhoti. Trail was fine until we crossed Talladega Scenic Highway. From that crossing to the County Rd 600-2 crossing (south side of Burgess Point) the trail was so poorly marked and overgrown that we got lost 2-3 times. On the way back we skipped that section entirely and walked along the road instead. The only water sources were a couple tiny streams about 2 miles out from Adam's Gap.

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