Johns Mountain/Pinhoti Trail Loop

MODERATE 25 reviews

Johns Mountain/Pinhoti Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near LaFayette, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
987 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

over grown

The trail can be accessed from either the Keown Falls recreation area parking lot or the Johns Mountain overlook parking lot. It allows many hiking options. The simplest and most popular is a simple out-and-back hike from the Keown Falls parking lot to the overlook at the larger waterfall, about a 1.4 mile round trip. The falls are impressive during wet seasons, and the trail passes through a large space behind the falls. There is also an optional loop trail from the Keown Falls parking area that leads to the larger falls and a smaller waterfall on another branch of the creek. This loop is about 1.7 miles. A second loop hike starts from the Johns Mountain overlook and drops to the Falls overlook and continues around the mountaintop. This loop is just over 3 miles. The two loops connect at the overlook, so they can be hiked together as a figure-8 hike of 4.85 miles.

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7 months ago

It was dry and footing was great. Had a great time on this hike. It's on my revisit list.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I'm not a fan of this one. The trail is overgrown and not well marked.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Fun half day hike. I found it not to be that difficult. I went counterclockwise. The last mile was uphill on an old logging road. Waterfall was nice.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

nice overall has some real narrow over grown spots but will definitely go back pretty easy trail but do be careful of the rocks

Sunday, April 17, 2016

trail over run with poison ivy a couple hundred yards from outlook.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

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Saturday, July 04, 2015

nice hike. not too strenuous.