On the APT, it is a junction state. Here in Alabama, the trail splits south and heads toward Florida, but it also continues north towards Georgia. After leaving the coastal plains, the APT heads northeast into the rugged southern remnants of the Appalachian Mountain Range. It finds a maintained footbed at the summit of Flag Mountain. From here, the Alabama APT follows the Pinhotti National Recreational Trail through Talladega National Forest to Georgia.