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Pinhoti Trail - Chief Ladiga Trail to CR-500

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Talladega National Forest
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 22 2021  8:30 am >> Sat, May 22 2021 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, May 17 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 21 2021 7:49 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:16 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: 3 / 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.


This hike is in the Central Time zone, but all times listed are in EASTERN!

If you haven't been on the Pinhoti Trail, what are you waiting for? This section of the Pinhoti resides in the Talladega National  Forest that is known for its' beautiful forest setting. 

We will begin our adventure by parking on the side  of the road near the Pinhoti Trail sign. A brief walk on the Chief Ladiga Bike Trail leads us back into the woods for our Alabama adventure. We will be climbing two mountains, crossing multiple (rock-hoppable) creeks, enjoying lake views and several vistas. A fun day in the woods. Somewhere along the way we will be stopping for our trail lunch.

This is a long difficult D5 hike with about 3700 feet of elevation  gain. Only experienced D5 hikers will be able to join the fun.

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We will be parking on the side of the road at 8:30 EASTERN.

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