Pinhoti Trail: Coleman Lake to Sweetwater Lake

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Pinhoti Trail: Coleman Lake to Sweetwater Lake is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fruithurst, Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
905 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

The trailhead starts (0.75mi) north of Coleman Lake and winds southward through managed pine and hardwood stands past Shoal Creek Missionary Baptist Church & Cemetery (1.6mi), County Road 67(2.1mi), Laurel Shelter (3.4mi) and ends at the Sweetwater Lake boat landing (4.8mi). This is a Wildlife Management Area so be aware of hunting seasons.

camping
1 month ago

We camped at Sweetwater Lake which has no showers, toilets or other fancy things and we loved it! We parked our cars right by the lake and set our tents right by the lake. We hiked the trail there and back which was pretty tough just because of the overall distance but there are no challenging areas though. My dog loved it!

backpacking
11 months ago

Great hike. Lots to see along this trail. The church & cemetery were a fantastic surprise. Saw baby rabbit, many lizards, butterflies, one small snake, many birds. Ticks were really bad at Laurel Shelter. Don't get the lyme. Not all waterways were bridged but our feet managed to stay 90% dry. Use of prescribed fire for wildlife management in this area is frequent and makes for a diverse experience. This is a Wildlife Management Area so be aware of hunting seasons.

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

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Sunday, December 06, 2015