Pinhoti Trail: Pine Glen to Sweetwater Lake

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Pinhoti Trail: Pine Glen to Sweetwater Lake is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Heflin, Alabama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles
357 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




trail running




6 months ago

Fun hike

11 months ago

Great trail for half day adventure .

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Beautiful hike following a creek the whole way and rewarded at the end by awesome lake.. ended up being about 7 miles to the lake and back, I thought we would hike through an old 1800s cemetery but that's a little east of the trail but highly recommend this hike!!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Very nice scenic walk along a creek culminating with a beautiful view of Sweetwater lake. Area around the dam is good for a picnic or campsite.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Two day trip with friends great weekend

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Good day hike section of the Pinhoti Trail in the Talladega National Forrest that passes two excellent mountain lakes, several streams, a trail shelter, an 1800s cemetery complete with one room church made of hand hued logs.

Five mile round trip but allow extra time to explore. Hiked in a cool November 1st rain so had the entire section to myself and an endless supply of deer, turkey and squirrels. Be aware of deer hunting season precautions, info available from the Talladega National Forrest Rangers.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Hiked this section in Feb. 2014. Have hiked, by sections, from Highfalls to here on the Pinhoti, this is, I do believe to be, is my favorite section. A beautiful creek from beginning to end. Great hike.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

I really like this trail although the description doesn't speak about camping you can camp at Laural Shelter and other spots.

3 months ago

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, December 26, 2015