Pinhoti South Trail

HARD 38 reviews

Pinhoti South Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Summerville, Georgia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
941 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

5 days ago

Nice trail. Hard climb on trail to top. Nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

We did the route clockwise and it was up hill most of the way. Took about 2 hours. View at top was blocked by summer foliage. Nice day out in the woods.

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4 months ago

Thankful for the reviews about taking the trail clockwise! We took marble mine trail to Pinhoti loop. It was decently marked but glad we had the AllTrails app because we probably would have taken a few wrong turns. The trails are very narrow and overgrown in some places. There aren’t really any great views besides the marble mine. Other than a heck of a workout I probably wouldn’t do this one again.

4 months ago

beautiful place.

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5 months ago

Beautiful park. The hike up to the marble mine is nice. The lake is beautiful. There weren’t a lot of people there for such a pretty day.

hiking
6 months ago

If you start this going up Jenkins Gap trail expect a VERY difficult mile. It was very tough, but worth it. Going counterclockwise made the remainder of the trail a breeze. The marble mine was really cool, but I wouldn't make the trip just for it. If you happen to be in the area definitely check it out.

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6 months ago

You need to be Ninja Warrior fit to make this loop counter-clockwise. We did it clockwise and coming down 'the hill' at some points we were sliding on dry ground wearing good shoes. My kids (10 and 8) and a friend (13) did the full loop in about 2 hours with breaks and lunch at a picnic table. The temp was in upper 60s so we all enjoyed it. The waterfall is really pretty and to/from there would be an easy/moderate if you go clockwise (take the trail labeled 'back country' from the parking lot which goes along the lake). The really steep parts are after the waterfall if you go that route. And lastly, you REALLY need to plan if you're doing this in summer--plenty of water, etc.

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7 months ago

Thank you to the reviewer who suggested to do the trail clockwise for a moderate hike. I am not sure we could have made it up the steep grade going counterclockwise.

We arrived around 9am and had the trails to ourselves. Trails are very well maintained and marked. Tested out the GPS on this app and it worked perfectly. Gives you a sense of security knowing exactly where you are at all times.

8 months ago

It was a great trail. It is definitely a hard trail to begin but the views were amazing

11 months ago

great day hike. (moderate clockwise) (hard counterclockwise)
very nice and welcoming state park in GA

hiking
11 months ago

This was a hike to remember! You'll hike to a mine that has a nice waterfall! It was a great workout. The scenery was there but some of the trees prevented the view to the valley. When I hike, this is the type of trail I want to do.

hiking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nice hike but really steep from the Pinhoti clockwise back to the park.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Beautiful park.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Best hike in a long while. Great views and good work out.

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Friday, March 03, 2017

just did this trail for the first time. I love it. can't wait to do it again.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

This loop trail starts out relatively easy but the the steep climb just before the Pinhoti trail intersection makes if difficult especially in 90+ degree August weather but well worth the effort. The return section of the loop offers some good views of the upper lake.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

did a little over 5 miles was a great park but be careful on the trail some of the steepest I've hiked some good elevation change so it's a little bit of a workout but worth it

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Very nice trail. Beautiful park

hiking
Thursday, August 07, 2014

While hiking this trail, I really felt the BURN. It's a great way to burn off some extra calories or extra energy.!

hiking
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We hiked the Pinhoti to James H. Floyd State Park around 5.7 mile great scenery throughout especially the old marble mine at the park

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Great Trail, opens up in a few places for some great scenery. The trail is not for beginners though. Its pretty steep in some places and other areas are overgrown. But this trail is great for seasoned hikers.

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