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Jay M.
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Hiking

Hiked from Porter’s Gap Trailhead up to Sunset Rock (Wormy’s Pulpit) where there are beautiful views. The trail was well marked. Scott’s Lake and the Cascades were also nice even with summer water levels.

Jacob Beatty
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HikingBugsOver grown

lil hot lil overgrown still had a really nice day

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Theresa Grady
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Hiking

We’ve completed from Jackson Chapel to Mt Cheaha, doing several sections twice and three times. Today we did the 6.6 miles from Hwy 278 to State Road 70 again, hiking over Highpoint to Maxwell Gap. Great trail! Views are better in the winter. There were several water sources still flowing. I was very pleased to not have seen any snakes!!!

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AllTrails IgnatiusEMS
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HikingOver grown

We went out and back from Bulls Gap for a total of 5 miles. First time on this trail and we were very happy with the outing. The first mile and a half was starting to get overgrown but it cleared out on the ridge line. Lots of wildflowers. Plenty of bugs but they all left us alone. I was worried the jeep trail would intrude on the wilderness vibe but we only saw it two or three times. We are looking forward to returning and doing more of the Pinhoti.

Hannah Indi Jones
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Hiking

Trail is closed!!!! We just walked along the paved road since we made the drive.

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Gordon Badgett
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HikingBlowdownBugsGreat!Over grown

Hiked this loop with two friends split into two days and one night. Camped along the creek on Chinnabee Silent Trail. In my opinion the best part of the hike was the Chinnabee section. The Pinhoti and Skyway sections had much less water and the Skyway section was exposed to the sun a fair bit. We hiked the Skyway in the heat of the day in June so this was probably a factor in not liking that section. I failed to use bug spray the first day of the hike and unfortunately picked up the worst bout of chiggers ever somewhere around the campsite and suffered all night as a result.

Johnny Tucker
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Hiking

Great trail along shoal creek for 1.7 then intermittently along a spring until the lake. Sweetwater is only 2.4 from Pine Glen, the map shows the trail going to Coleman lake (4 more miles). Between Sweetwater and Coleman is Laurel Trail Shelter and Shoal Creek Log Cabin Church and cemetery (circa1890). Coleman lake has a great loop trail. Boat launch at both lakes. 6.4 is accurate from Pine Glen to Coleman. (One way)

Parker Wilson
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Took a lil trip some friends who have never been backpacking so this loop ended up being perfect. Be sure to wack the map every once in a while since the markings can be faint on the pinhoti and Chinnabee. They had a good time, learned the consequences related to pack weight. Overall simple and fun for their first time. Lots of Water right now on trail at the creek crossings.

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Debbie Collins
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BackpackingBlowdownRocky
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Sarah McWilliams
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Hiking

I love this trail. It can be quite difficult but it’s beautiful and worth it.

Dennis Roberts
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Hiking

This trail was pretty easy walk but I only covered a little over 4 miles of the 8 plus miles. It was way too hot today plus I got a late start. Overall the trail was fairly easy walk, trail is well marked and maintained very well. I certainly wouldn’t classify as rocky compared to other trails in the area which are many times more rocky. There are a few recent trees that have fallen over the path but easy to get around. I didn’t meet anyone else on the trail today which is rare. Usually in the area I always meet a few folks. As someone else stated there’s not any water until about the 3rd mile, it’s actually a river crossing on the section of the trail that hits a gravel road.

Cory Formby
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Great trail. fantastic views

April W
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Hiking

I loved every brutal minute of this loop. The stairway to heaven was rough, not so much for the incline but for the rocky footing. I lost the trail twice in the rocks and just stood still til I saw another blue blaze to trail blaze toward. Camped high on the mountain night one 5.3 miles counterclockwise. Beautiful view both day and night. There’s a small spring fed stream close to that point. Day two was a nice downhill with some gorgeous things to see. Stopped an hour at both waterfalls to swim (aka hiker laundry), snack and hydrate. Camped at the second Hubbard Creek crossing night two. Hiked out this morning on what must be a controlled burn bypass. AllTrails will tell you you’re off course but keep going. It will tie back into the regular trail. The bypass will add at least a half mile if you are tracking for the next water source. A lot of up and down on your way out passing a few pretty streams with good water. Enjoyed it very much. Remember, one foot at a time. —Copperhead

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Joseph Huwaldt
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Hiked counter clockwise from Adams Gap. Beautiful 2 night trip. Trails slightly overgrown in places (normal summer growth in Alabama). Ticks common, so watch for them (also normal for summer in Alabama). Trail isn’t always well marked, but pretty easy to follow. Some stream crossings require paying attention. All easily crossed by rock hopping on this trip.

November Correll
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Great overnight hike or if you're newer to hiking, or want to take it easy, 2 nights. Chinnabee Silent Trail has little to no markings so keep that in mind. The trail, however, is very clear to follow. Just cross all water you come to and follow the path out. Cheaha falls is busy, but the shelter just after up on the ridge was not. The turn to get onto Skyway is not well marked but after you come down from Devil's Den, turn left and go through the campsites to cross the creek. Get your feet wet or walk down past the fallen tree on your right to be able to hop across the rocks. If you reach the Lake Chinnabee loop signs, you've gone too far. The Skyway section is pretty boring but there is a lovely little creek/campsite spot that is nice to soak your feet in. Keep an eye on the blazes and if the trail gets unclear, likely you've taken a wrong turn.

J Duke
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Hiking

This was our first overnight hiking trip. 3 guys and 10 year old boy. This trail was awesome! Tips for Rookies: -download the pro version of this app and download the map to use while on the trail. When you get lost the app is a huge help! Easiest place to get lost is near major creek crossings. -plenty of water spots so bring a filter and you are good to go. -after the creek crossing by the lake don’t expect to see a decent camping spot until around mile 15 -would make an awesome 2 night trip but is definitely doable on a one nighter too. -trekking poles will help you keep your feet dry when crossing the creeks

George Schwartz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon May 25 2020
HikingRocky

I hiked this clockwise over two days. Day 1: Adams Gap to the lake. Approximately 6 miles. Took me 4 hours. Day 2: Lake to Adams Gap. Approximately 13 miles. Took me 6 hours. Tips: 1) Lots of water available from creeks, so you can bring a filter instead of bringing a lot of water. 2) Around campsites, it can be hard to find where the trail continues. When you find a campsite, be deliberate and look for blazes. 3) Lots of great campsites. Either a tent or hammock would work if you want to spend the night. 4) It is steep and rocky in parts. Trekking poles would have been nice.

Johnny Tucker
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Hiking

This was a Fantastic Loop. 9 hour hike. It is just under 19 miles. 3 tips: Counter-clock trailhead at Adams gap is across the street from the parking lot. (Starts off uphill) Starting the Skyway trail: At the lake end, The trail crosses the creek almost immediately. (60 yards past the sign). Some of the campsites are right on the trail. Secondary trails around those campsites can be misleading, If things start to get tight, you may be off the main trail.

Michael McLendon
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Hiking

As others suggested, I completed the trail counterclockwise by started at Adams Gap and taking on the Pinhoti section first. The Pinhoti and Chinnabee Silent Trail are beautiful hikes. The Skyway section has some high points and beautiful sections but also take you through some of the new growth created by a recent prescribed burn in that area. It’s not a bad hike, but there’s just not much scenery in that section. There needs to be some blaze work/trail marking done to both the Chinnabee section and Skyway section but for the most part, it’s easy to determine the trail path. My GPS came out to around 19 miles too as other noted. I’m sure some of that is due to brief times off trail, walking around blowdowns and searching for trail paths.

Mark Phillippo
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Hiking

This is my second time to do this particular route. It was just as difficult the second time as it was the first time but I was better prepared for it even if I wasn’t in much better shape! I did it counterclockwise this time, as many people have suggested to do. I highly recommend that you do this route counterclockwise… That aspect of it was much easier. I started at Adams gap and worked my way around that way.

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