Pinhoti Trail: Coleman Lake to Sweetwater Lake

MODERATE 2 reviews
#10 of 10 trails in

Pinhoti Trail: Coleman Lake to Sweetwater Lake is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located in the state of Alabama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1092 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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.

backpacking
3 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.

Sunday, December 06, 2015