The southern terminus of the Pinhoti National Recreation Trail is located in the Forever Wild Land Trust Weogufka State Forest Addition in Coosa County. Trail construction includes a 5.3-mile section of new trail, a previous road-walk that was rerouted through the forest, and a trailhead located at the base of Flagg Mountain, the southernmost Appalachian peak rising more than 1,000 feet.
This southern terminus is part of a trail system that includes both the Pinhoti and Appalachian Trail and extends more than 2,500 miles north to Mount Katahdin in Maine.
The trailhead is located at:
Directions to the trailhead:
From Weogufka, Ala., drive west on County Road 56. Pass through Unity, Ala., and turn left onto County Road 55. Turn left again at the next dirt road (known as the old CCC Road, unmarked). Take this dirt road to the top of Flagg Mountain. Continue on this road for approximately 1 mile. The trailhead and pavilion will be on the left.
Driving north of Weogufka, Ala., on County Road 29, take a right onto County Road 16 and cross a concrete single-lane bridge. Continue on County Road 16. Take the first right onto the dirt road after the final house (CCC Road, unmarked). Look for yellow trail blazes on the telephone poles. The new trailhead and pavilion will be on the right before reaching the top of Flagg Mountain.
Funding and support for the land acquisition and trailhead project were provided by The Conservation Fund, Fred and Alice Stanback, the Hugh Kaul Foundation, Alabama Forest Resource Center, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Alabama State Lands Division and the Forever Wild Land Trust. Volunteers from AHTS built the new section of trail and will maintain the trail in the future.