Oct 13 2022
Southeastern Outings Moderate Weekday Hike on the Pinhoti Trail from Bulls Gap

Southeastern Outings Moderate Weekday Hike on the Pinhoti Trail from Bulls Gap

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Parking lot of the Publix Super Market at Lee Branch is meeting place

We’ll proceed about an hour’s drive from our meeting place in Shelby County to the Bull’s Gap trailhead at the southern part of Section 4 on the Pinhoti Trail where the trail crosses AL Highway 148.  A great view at the trailhead portends other scenic wonders to follow.

We’ll be starting our hike at the same point where we started our weekday hike on October 22, 2021, but then in order to see new territory we’ll hike in the opposite direction on the Pinhoti Trail.  The hike will be two miles each way up and over the High Point Rock Overlook which is a bunch of rocks with a nice view to the west.

Then we’ll hike down to White Gap heading south and west on Section Three of the Pinhoti Trail.  The total hike is along the ridge top with nice views the entire way.  Estimated total hike distance is four miles.  Hike rated moderate.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:


Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

Optional dinner after the hike is concluded.

Please meet 9:45 a.m. at the Publix Super Market in Lee Branch.  We plan to depart from there at 10:00 a.m.  We should arrive at the trailhead about 11:15 a.m.  Lunch will about 1:00 p.m. at the High Point Rock Overlook.  We’ll then hike further on to White Gap and then at about 2:00 p.m. we’ll begin our hike back to the start point at Bulls Gap.  Those hikers not staying for dinner can expect to arrive back at the Publix at Lee Branch about 5:00 p.m.

Reservations Required:  Please email Francis Rushton, ferushton@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Information and Trip Leader: Francis E. Rushton, Telephones 843-441-3368 Cell, 205-290-5557 Home



Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.


The organization currently has over 200 members.  We have scheduled forty-six fun events for you to enjoy in the first six months of 2022.  This is an average of EIGHT fun outdoor events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.

SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10 per family or household.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or seoutings@bellsouth.net for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.

Southeastern Outings now has a website.  Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from most of our outings.

Thank you.

Admission Info


Phone: 205-290-2557

Email: seoutings@bellsouth.net

Dates & Times

2022/10/13 - 2022/10/13

  • Oct 13, 2022 at 09:45 am (Thu)
Location Info

Parking lot of the Publix Super Market at Lee Branch is meeting place

410 Doug Baker Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35242