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Pinhoti - Taylor Ridge South

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A long ridgetop hike.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

Point to Point

1,479' 451 m

High

768' 234 m

Low

1,396' 426 m

Up

1,157' 353 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

This is an overlooked section of the Georgia Pinhoti Trail, a 100+ mile long-distance multiuse trail shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians and cooperatively maintained by all. If hikeed from south to north, this section starts at a large parking area with facilities. It begins as singletrack, climbing roughly 600 feet over the first 1.5 miles. The trail then joins a forest service road. The trail turns right, but left leads to a radio tower at High Point. However, the actual trail turns right and follows the service road for about 2 miles.

After this, the service road turns right off the ridge and the singletrack continues straight along the narrow ridgeline for the next 4 miles or so. There are 2 side trails to the left into Sloppy Floyd State Park. In winter there are beautiful views of the lakes of the state park.

Although this is by and large a ridgeline hike, it is particularly flat and a couple of the climbs are a bit steeper especially toward the end of the singletrack. Overall the surface is not very rugged other than just a couple of rocky sections.

Once the singletrack ends, the trail turns right onto service road and makes an immediate rapid descent down the ridge, making a left to stay on the correct service road, well-marked. This then winds on down to a moderate-sized parking area without facilities right on US 27 at Mack White Gap.

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Brian Hard

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

Wintertime view toward Sloppy Floyd State Park.
Aug 15, 2017 near Summerv…, GA
Nice sections abound on the ridgeline.
Aug 15, 2017 near Summerv…, GA
Looking back from the crest after the initial climb.
Aug 15, 2017 near Summerv…, GA

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