Explore the most popular trails in Weogufka State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun trail. Didn’t actually reach the end due to a few bad decisions and running out of time. I started out following the blue blaze instead of checking the AllTrail map. I eventually discovered I was no longer on the AllTrails map path. What in the blue blazes?!? Found out the AllTrails map uses the Alternate Pinhoti Trail (white blaze) for the first 1-2 miles instead of the main trail. The alternate trail eventually links up to the main trail. The AllTrails path also diverges from the Pinhoti Trail about 3miles from the trailhead. The Pinhoti Trail follows the crest of the ridge that runs north along the west side of the Weogufka Gorge. This part of the trail has a great view of the gorge (pics of the stone bench were taken from the ridge). AllTrails path stays on the west side of the ridge line so no view of the gorge. That’s as far as I got before turning around. Tower on top of Flagg Mtn. is closed. The stairs are no longer safe to climb. They are trying to get a grant to pay for a new set of stairs. Whenever it opens, the view from the top should be incredible! (Fortunately, you don’t have to climb the tower to get a nice view.) When approaching from the north (CR55?), you will have to follow an unpaved road for 3 miles. Pretty, but slow. Left the trail driving south and it was only 1.5-2 miles of unpaved road.

over grown
3 months ago

A portion was rerouted. Awesome mixture.

Great trail. Some good challenging hills!!!! Spent both nights by a stream!! Beautiful Mt. Laurels!!!!

Don't rely on your GPS bc there's no service on the road there, keep an eye out on Hwy 55 for Weogufka Forest Road or something like that. Take the road to the top, the loop starts at the Pinhoti South Trailhead, which is technically the southern tip of the AT, but it would literally take an act of congress to call it that. The trail is nice, quiet, good mix of elevations, scenery, trail type, etc. You only cross one stream on the loop so bring water, but as it's a short loop you'll be fine with a bottle. My only complaint is there's really no good view, despite being on a prominence. The hilltop is cleared and there are cabins and a ranger station, but trees block views out over the surrounding flat land. The caretaker up there is Sunny Eberhart, aka Nimblewill Nomad. If that doesn't ring a bell, he wrote a book about the 4,800 mile Everglades-to-Canada trail he pioneered. It was on the table in the ranger station and I recognized him on the cover as the guy I saw on an ATV earlier. I went to find him and we chatted about long-distance hiking and the grounds. He's got a long white beard, say hey if you see him.

What a TREASURE!! This place is beautiful and well maintained. There are several options with roughly 10 or more miles of trails to create loops or just wander around. Lots of picnic areas along the trail system and numerous options in cabins or shelters. Be sure and drive up to the CCC cabins to park and talk to Sunny, who watches over the place and is a most endearing and gracious character. He knows the mountain inside and out and can help you decide on a route. Bring some cash and buy a t-shirt from the ranger’s station to support this wonderful endeavor these volunteers have made possible for the public to enjoy.

Had a great time with my family! Road going in- CC camp road is a little rough so be careful if you don’t have an SUV. Trail was a good workout and the tower area is beautiful. The tower itself is locked due to bee/wasp infestation. But the view is still gorgeous and worth seeing. ❤️

Went with my wife and son had a great time.

Beautiful in the fall. Moderately challenging hills, very good short hike.

awesome spot.

awesome trail. I went to the top, I stood and looked down..lost a lot of friends there baby

Awesome hike with well marked trails, but it isn't well marked on where to park for day use. Off of CC Camp Rd, there's a fork in the road where straight is to the cabins and to the right is the tower and Pinhoti Trail Head. There is another fork when you get to the tower - the tower is to the left and if you follow the road to the right, there is a pavilion about 1 mile down that is perfect for parking and meeting someone. Off the pavilion, you can follow the blue trail. There is a picnic table that's a perfect spot for a post hike snack. Note, these roads are really rough - if you have the option of an SUV or truck, drive that up to your hike.

Great hike and so very pretty. Well marked but no loop. We will definitely go back. Tower access is found off the white path up where the cabins are.

Really nice hike. Nicely marked trails. The fire tower is not on the hike I liked the Loop , not out and back anymore. Enjoyable moderate hike

Great first hike and great weather.

Pretty vista views.

started at the pinhoti trailhead (blue trail) and then took the fire break (white trail) to the cabins then hiked to the fire tower.

Nice trail and not heavily traveled but well marked. The trail is now a loop and not an out and back. Had a nice afternoon shower on the way back that was refreshing. Flagg Tower is farther up the dirt road than the trailhead. The trail does not access the tower. Better maps would be a plus.

The area in which the trail is located is beautiful. The trail itself is not very difficult --hiked much more strenuous hikes. For a short hike, this was great. Seeing the old log cabins was pretty and sad at the same time. Could have been a wonderful state park. Be sure to stop at the "Old South Store" in Weogufka. Lots of cool stuff in there.

This is a pretty quick hike up to the top of Flagg Mountain. The views are ok, though I wish I would have called ahead to go up the lookout tower. The cabins are kind of creepy, but cool. Note the fire break leading from the tower to the cabins is STEEP and rocky so be careful. There isn't much of a parking area at the trailhead (just the side of the road). Overall a nice, fairly easy, hike.

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