Sunday Morning Hike: Pine Mountain Trail, Cartersville
|Event Location:||West Loop Trailhead, Pine Mountain Recreation Area, Cartersville, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 17 2015 9:30 am >> Sun, May 17 2015 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, May 12 2015 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, May 17 2015 2:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
We will start at the West Loop Trailhead, walking in a counterclockwise direction until we reach the ridge of Pine Mountain. After a side trip to the summit overlook we will follow a connector trailt to the East Loop. We will walk this loop clockwise, back to the connector trail. We will then continue walking on the West Loop, until we return to the trailhead. The total walking distance is about 4.8 miles.
|How to Get There:|
I-75 Exit 288, go East (right) less than a mile until the road ends, then right at Komatsu sign. Parking area for the West Loop Trailhead is on the left before entering Komatsu.
Pine Mountain is the newest recreation area in the City of Cartersville. The East Loop Trailhead connects the city to Lake Allatoona's shoreline and reaches 1,562 feet above sea level. The rugged and challenging trail development crosses Pine Mountain and Hurricane Hollow, so named by early miners. The land is part of the 13,000 acres that were originally the site of Mark Cooper's iron empire. The new West Loop Trailhead is now open at I-75 Exit 288, at the entrance to Komatsu. The trail is maintained by the City of Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department.
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