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Pinhoti Trail - Dug Gap to Middle Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Dug Gap Trailhead   Hike: Pinhoti Trail - Dug Gap to Middle Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 30 2021  8:30 am >> Tue, Mar 30 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 22 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 29 2021 7:28 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
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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: 5 / 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 16 mile section of this long trail starting at Dug Gap.

We will start at the Dug Gap parking area which is more like parking on the side of a dirt road. Our initial climb will be Dug Mountain which is a 300 foot climb to start our morning off right. We then start our 4 mile descent that leads to a hairpin turn and the start of the climb of Hurricane Mountain. Hurricane Mt quickly becomes Middle Mountain and it is here that we turn around and retrace our steps to the car. There should be no road walk sections on this trek, but you can expect a fair amount of rocky, rooty goodness.

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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