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26 days ago

Had a fabulous overnight out on this section of trail. Stayed at the shelter there by the dam. Beautiful area!

Great short hike. Trail was very well marked. Sweetwater Lake is a very beautiful, peaceful lake.

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

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.