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Pinhoti Trail - Snake Creek Gap to Middle Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Snake Creek Gap   Hike: Pinhoti Trail - Snake Creek Gap to Middle Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 23 2021  8:30 am >> Tue, Mar 23 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 15 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 22 2021 8:38 am
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


I recently have become obsessed with the Pinhoti Trail. It is very cool, not too far from home and seldom done by the AOC. Join me as a do a 15 mile section of this long trail starting at Snake Creek Gap.

We start at Snake Creek Gap where a large parking area awaits our arrival. Heading north, we quickly begin our biggest climb of the day, a 1.5 mile, 500 foot climb. Not a terrible climb, but enough to get your attention and your heart beating. We now enjoy a long ridge walk on top of Mill Creek Mountain with nice views to the west. As the trail makes a dramatic turn to the south we begin our descent and finally our climb of Middle Mountain. At the 7.5 mile point the trail makes another dramatic turn, this time to the north. This will be our turn around point. We will retrace our steps back to our cars to complete our out and back adventure.

Somewhere along the way we will stop for lunch. We will be averaging about 2.8 mph putting our pace at the hign end of the moderate range.

This is a long D5 hike, so recent appropriate experience is required to join the fun.

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