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Friday Hike: Pine Mountain Trail, Cartersville

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: West Loop Trailhead, Pine Mountain Recreation Area, Cartersville, GA
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 6 2009  2:30 pm >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 2:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 14 2009 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 5 2009 7:55 pm
Event Duration:2.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 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.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Trail snacks.
  • Plenty of water.
  • Good hiking boots.
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions: 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.
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):36Mile(s)
    Carpool Departure Time: 2:00 pm
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $14.40 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

    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.
    Sunset is at 6:18 PM. Twilight ends at 6:44 PM.
    * We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

    Cost Includes:Please share gas expenses with carpool drivers.

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