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Pinhoti - Taylor Ridge South

Intermediate

Trail

9.0 mile 14.5 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,396' 426 m
Descent: -1,157' -353 m
High: 1,479' 451 m
Low: 768' 234 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Brian Hard

A long ridgetop run.

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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 runed 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 run, 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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Jul 28, 2018
Paul Forte
18mi — 4h 00m
Dec 25, 2017
Apex Smith
Trail marked well in obvious locations, not so well in the non-obvious spots. Had to double back twice. 8.5mi — 2h 00m

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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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