Flagg Mountain via CC Camp Trail

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Flagg Mountain via CC Camp Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Weogufka, Alabama that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 321 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

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11 months ago

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.

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Fri Oct 19 2018

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.

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Tue Dec 05 2017

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. ❤️

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Sun Nov 05 2017

Went with my wife and son had a great time.

Sun Nov 05 2017

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

Mon Sep 04 2017

awesome spot.

Sat Sep 02 2017

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

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Sun Mar 26 2017

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.

Sun Feb 12 2017

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.

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Tue Nov 15 2016

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

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Sun Nov 06 2016

Great first hike and great weather.

hiking
Fri Jun 24 2016

Pretty vista views.

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Sun Apr 24 2016

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

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Mon Jun 10 2013

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.

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Mon Nov 07 2011

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.

Sat Mar 12 2011

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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8 months ago

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Sun Mar 20 2016