Summary: Section 7 of the Pinhoti trail is beautiful. There are numerous overlooks with awesome views. The trail is steep and rocky in lots of places. The trail is marked well in most areas but you should pay attention to your map and the surrounding elevations to insure you stay on track.
Trailhead: Once you reach Ashland Alabama, go north on County Road 31 which leaves the down town square at the northeast corner. You will travel about six miles miles until you turn left on County Road 12. There is a sign called Highland Falls. Travel about three miles and turn right on county road 107. Go aout two and a half miles and you will find the parking area on the right at Adams Gap. (Lat:33.4 Lon:-85.87)
Trail Guides for Alabama Pinhoti Trail Section 7:
Best Seasons: Fall,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Shoal Creek Ranger District, 205-463-2272
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Kevin Cagle, who has posted 9 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Danny on 10/21/2006
I have hiked section 7 of the pinhoti trail many times. This is the hike from Adam's gap up to a shelter around 13 miles north. I usually arrange for transportation from the parking area below cheaha to Adam's gap and then hike the 10-12 miles back to my truck at the parking area. Starting off from Adam's gap you will travel a winding route that follows the ridge line above. After about 3-4 miles you will begin an ascent that is kind of rough. The view is worth it. Here's a link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/solopinhoti/47592434/in/set-1037114/ The view from here is absolutely fantastic! There are rocks that you can ease out on to get some great pics. Be careful! You will follow the ridgeline up to the parking area. Enjoy!
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