Flagg Mountain: Alabama’s Gateway to the Appalachians
If the Pinhoti trail represents a journey through Alabama’s Appalachians, then Flagg Mountain is the gateway. The southern most point on the Appalachian chain over 1000 feet, Flagg Mountain is rich with history and natural wonder. It is a place to position yourself geographically, chronologically, and emotionally, as you begin your journey. It’s a place to come to understand an important part of Alabama.
The Alabama Trails Foundation, in partnership with the Alabama Forestry Commission, is actively fund-raising to make over $750,000 in for the first phase of capital improvements to the historic Flagg Mountain tower and grounds. With these improvements the Foundation and partners seek to increase public access to the property, preserve and improve the historic structures and deepen visitor engagement.
“With these improvements to Flagg Mountain, we are looking to better accommodate the growing number of people looking for outdoor recreation opportunities – and in doing so provide them with an introduction to the Pinhoti trail,” said Foundation Board President, Tom Carruthers.
In the past year, the Foundation has released a master plan for the 170-mile Alabama Pinhoti Trail and is working on a site plan for the Flagg Mountain area. We should be able to provide a link to the site plan within the next few weeks.