Pinhoti Trail: Adam's Gap to Cheaha State Park

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Pinhoti Trail: Adam's Gap to Cheaha State Park is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Campbells Crossroads, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1952 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

We started at the Cheaha State Park end of this art of trail as part of a three night backpacking trip in the area. Over the first 5-miles there are some incredible vistas over the lower land to the west. There is no water sources on this part of the trail. There are several good campsites and there is a very good area (no view) at the intersection with the Chinnebee Silent Trail. There are several fire rings and water source at that site. There are numerous water sources on the trail from the intersection to Adams Gap. There is one very steep downhill going south, and the trail generally has some tough footing in places because of the rocks.

2 months ago

Plenty of water along the trail and the rock gardens along the trail are a real treat for any hiker. One of the best section hikes in the state.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Didn't go on the entire hike but the first portion of it is great! Lots of terrain/scenery changes and some good lookout spots here and there. Well marked trail.

9 months ago

It was an accident - we meant to do the pinhoti to cave creek but ended up hiking the whole pinhoti. Anyway, beautiful hike!

9 months ago

Great trail for the state of Alabama.

backpacking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

I did it with two friends in December and it rained half the day. I still had a great time; several nice views and alot of whats great about Alabama. I would do it again. Certain parts have blazes too far apart and they require some searching.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Conquered a small part of this trail. My older two girls loved it! The views were amazing!

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

Strenuous, rocky uphill grind around 3 miles in dubbed, "Stairway to Heaven". North of that, combination of rocky paths, slow grinds and relatively flat dirt paths. Water sources abundant, particularly starting from the Adam's Gap TH. Remains of a plane crash near trail, also purported to be a wrecked model-T (we could not find it) said to be near the power line easement toward the Cheaha TH and from the days a CCC camp was located on Cheaha. Several scenic overlooks. We saw several hikers, a few tent campers, dogs, and a hammock camper.

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

recorded Track - Jan 15 16:25

Sunday, January 15, 2017