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Sawnee Mt Preserve Hike - The Classic Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cumming, Georgia   Hike: Sawnee Mt Preserve Hike - The Classic Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 28 2017  8:30 am >> Sat, Jan 28 2017 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 24 2017 7:14 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 27 2017 9:14 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Jerry K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a hike on the trails of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve. We'll be hiking the Indian Seats trail. The  summit of the preserve visibly links to the summit of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, it offers a great view! Sawnee Mountain preserve is also home to some of the rich history of the woodland culture of North Georgia’s Native American inhabitants.

We'll  hike up to the Indian Seats, a natural rock formation at the top of the trail system, which offers a beautiful setting for enjoying the views of the North Georgia Mountains. Here we can take a little time to enjoy the view. 

We'll meet in front of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center on Spot Rd at 8:30 am and hike directly to the Indian Seats to enjoy the view! 

Plan to stay after the hike and enjoy the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. Admission is free of charge. The Center features interactive exhibits on the natural and cultural histories of Sawnee Mountain and a resource library/lounge for visitors to relax and read. 




Required Items to Bring:

Good Hiking Boots/Shoes, Water, Lunch, Appropriate Clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Sawnee Mountain:  4075 Spot Road, Cumming, GA 30040:   Coordinates: 34.25579, -84.13923

Take US-19 N., GA 400 N for about 30 miles (from I-285, Atlanta)

Take Exit 17 for GA-306 toward Gainesville for .4 miles

Turn left onto Keith Bridge Road for .5 miles

Turn right onto State Barn Rd. for .6 miles

Turn right onto Dahlonega Hwy for .4 miles

Turn left onto Spot Road for 2 miles to destination on your left.


Dogs are prohibited in this park.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.