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.
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!!!
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.
Two day trip with friends great weekend
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.
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.
I really like this trail although the description doesn't speak about camping you can camp at Laural Shelter and other spots.