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Pinhoti Trail - Section #8

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Talladega National Forest
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 14 2022  8:45 am >> Fri, Oct 14 2022 4:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 6 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 14 2022 7:00 am
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 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 event is in the Central timezone, all times listed are in EASTERN!

Join me as I continue south down the Pinhoti Trail in the Talladega National Forest.

This will be a fun, fast, rolling hill hike with typical Pinhoti rocks, creeks and views. This will be a great change of pace hike and quite different from the typical North Georgia hikes. Expect a FAST, pleasant hike with great company and plenty of laughs.

We will find a good place to eat our lunch near our turn around point.

Whenever I hike the Pinhoti I bring along some water shoes...There will be at least two creek crossings, but I am unsure if we will be able to rock-hop across.

This is a long, fast, D5 hike, only experienced hikers will be able to join the fun.

There is a chance this hike will be rescheduled... IF the BRAVES have an early AFTERNOON playoff game on this date, I will reschedule. Chop On!

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Creek shoes

Sense of Adventure

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

There is a nice parking area at the trailhead. There should be a forest Service road on the south side of the road, parking is .1 mile down the service road.

Click here for Trailhead location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):168Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $67.20 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


We will be hiking the section marked in RED.

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