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Great place for a short backpacking trips. We were able to carry one liter of water each without running low due to the stream that the trail follows.

We camped at Sweetwater Lake which has no showers, toilets or other fancy things and we loved it! We parked our cars right by the lake and set our tents right by the lake. We hiked the trail there and back which was pretty tough just because of the overall distance but there are no challenging areas though. My dog loved it!

Did this section from North to South (actually started at FS500 Trailhead and worked my way through Duggar Wilderness to Burns Trailhead and then continued on). The Choccolocco shelter is in the SE corner of the man made lake, which for some reason is not shown on the map. I stayed there for the night and then continued on the next morning.

While lacking in dramatic cliff overlooks this section of trail is actually quite pretty. The Pinhoti trail along this section offers a broad range of forrest and vegetation as well as a prolonged parallel to a beautiful stream.

There is little cell service at the Coleman Trailhead so probably best to prearrange point to point pickup.

For more details, including a mile to mile reference guide, then please did see: http://www.pinhotitrailalliance.org

10 months ago

Great walk with my 8 year old. Well maintained path and a pleasant walk.

Great hike. Lots to see along this trail. The church & cemetery were a fantastic surprise. Saw baby rabbit, many lizards, butterflies, one small snake, many birds. Ticks were really bad at Laurel Shelter. Don't get the lyme. Not all waterways were bridged but our feet managed to stay 90% dry. Use of prescribed fire for wildlife management in this area is frequent and makes for a diverse experience. This is a Wildlife Management Area so be aware of hunting seasons.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Easy trail not hard at all. Wanted it to be a five mile day so I did 2 laps and 1/3 out and back from boat dock.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Great easy hike, beautiful stroll through nature.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

We parked at the parking area approximately 2 miles from the campground and swimming area. The trail is marked well to coleman Lake. The lake was a mile or so in from the parking area. We went on the Saturday before Memorial Day and we saw no others on the trail. There were people camping in the campground and swimming in the swimming area across Coleman Lake.

Friday, April 08, 2016

The road out to Coleman lake is gravel and has many scenic views. There is a place for camping (Rv's and Tents), swimming, birding, kayaking, and walking. I walked the loop this morning with a 4 month old puppy and it was a beautiful walk with lots to see. I even heard a Turkey just up the hill, saw some geese, wood ducks, butterflies, frog. A great place to explore. The trail is in great shape with several benches along the way and a few foot bridge crossings. The day parking area is $3.00.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 13, 2016