Skyway Loop Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Skyway Loop Trail is a 17.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lineville, 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.

DISTANCE
17.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3959 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

6 days ago

backpacking
27 days ago

Started out from Adams Gap headed counter-clockwise on Saturday around noon. We hiked around 8 miles on Saturday and Sunday and finished the hike early Monday.

There are several pools around Cheha Falls for swimming. Devil's Den was pretty crowded and there was a good amount of trash (mainly beer cans...). The Skyway trail could be marked better. The connection to the trail was tough to find and we completely lost the trail around the Hubbard Creek crossing. Nice hike though, moderately difficult in certain areas.

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked the Pin-Chin-Sky loop with a friend, started out on the Pinhoti from the Adams Gap TH - too late on a rainy Friday afternoon - and just made it to the base of the Stairway in the dark, in the rain. Glad we had fresh legs the next morning (first trip of the season) for the Stairway! Beautiful trails, especially the last portion of Chinnabee that parallels the creek. Overnighted near Devil's Den and finished with Skyway on the next day. Overall a very good hike, some scrambling, and yes we missed the sign for the Chin-Sky connection and turned around at Lake Chinnabee, LOL! I get it with "no blazes in the wilderness", but there were places on the Pinhoti that really should be marked better, i.e, especially in the rock gardens.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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backpacking
4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

We did the Loop starting at Adams Gap to Chinabee Silent camping at the Creek below the shelter for the night. Hiked from the creek on Silent Chinabee to Pinhoti, back to Adams Gap. Steep hike up the mountain. Great scenery.

backpacking
4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

If you are like me and only hike once or twice a year, this is a hard loop. I really enjoyed my hike and there were some really nice swimming holes if you a there in the summer. Also take water the drought has dried up everything between adams gap and turnipseed.

hiking
8 months ago

The water was not flowing due to lack of rain. We do plan to go back to see the falls. Skyway is overgrown in several areas.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

backpacking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hiked the loop beginning at Adams Gap. A few portions of the Pinhoti and Skyway are overgrown and it felt like moving through a jungle, but overall these trails are well maintained.

If you're doing this loop counter clockwise, be advised the junction with the Skyway trail is easily missed. If you reach the Chinnabee Parking lot, you've gone too far. Back track and you'll see a sign for the Skyway trail that will lead you to where you cross the water. Additionally, the Skyway trail is poorly marked and there are two creek crossings where the trail can be hard to distinguish.

While the Skyway does have some great campsites, the Pinhoti and Chinnabee sections of this trip are the most scenic. Views from Odums Gap are highlights.

camping
Sunday, April 17, 2016

camping
Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Friday, January 01, 2016

A friend and I parked at Turnipseed campground and hiked the Pinhoti trail then turned on to the Skyway trail and then finished up with the Chinnabee Silent trail to make for a big loop. This trail was the least strenuous of the three. It didnt have mountain views like the Pinhoti section or large waterfalls like the Chinnabee Silent section, but it did has beautiful, thick hardwood forests and very pretty streams with countless little waterfalls. There are a few streams crossings, two of which are somewhat large, but they are not too much to handle and got no deeper than our thighs. Overall the trail is not too difficult, although there are a few strenuous climbs. There are quite a few nice, developed campsites as well.

hiking
Monday, July 20, 2015

I backpacked this along with the Chinnabee and a section of the Pinhotti to make for a 17 mile loop. Although there weren't too many mountain views, the wealth of wildlife and creeks made up for it. This is a moderate 6.5 miler from Adam's Gap parking lot to the falls (about 1/2 mile from Lake Chinnabee. There are a lot of switch-backs and up and downers.