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Pinhoti Trail Section 4 Part I

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Talladega National Forest
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 25 2023  9:15 am >> Sat, Feb 25 2023 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 15 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 25 2023 6:30 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 45 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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. We will be parking at the same lot that was enjoyed for the Section 5 hike a few weeks ago.

This will be a fun, fast, rolling hill hike with typical Pinhoti rocks, creeks a few climbs 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.

Pinnacle View, Scott's Cascade, Scott Lake, Wormy's Pulpit, Horn Mountain and more! There's a lot of action of this hike with creeks to cross and plenty to see... There is even a fire tower at the top of Horn Mountain built by the CCC and restored just a few years ago, a great place for lunch! There is at least one creek crossing, bring water shoes or come prepared to hike with wet feet. Waterproof boots are a good idea as well.

Buck, my enthusiastic four legged friend will be joining us on this hike, if you are not a fan of doggy attention,this may not be a good hike for you.

This is a long, difficult D5 hike, recent D5 experience is required to join the fun. Those without AOC D5 experience will be moved to the waitlist and must respond to all trip leader inquiries to be added to the event.

I am always looking for volunteers to drive, please consider listing yourself as willing to drive!

Required Items to Bring:



Water shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Reading glasses

Hearing aids

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

A nice parking area just off the road.

Click here for Trailhead location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):225Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $90.00 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 portion of the map that is BLUE.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.