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Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats Trail
|Event Location:||4075 Spot Rd. Cumming GA 30040|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 18 2017 11:30 am >> Sat, Feb 18 2017 1:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Feb 12 2017 11:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Feb 18 2017 11:15 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Sue M.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Please join us for a beautiful hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. We will be hiking at a moderate but steady pace through an oak/birch forest at lower levels, switching to pine near the top. If you have hiked D2s in the past and are ready for elevation this is the hike for you. Indian Seats climbs to 1,696 foot elevation of Sawnee Mountain Ridge, a gain of 628 feet from our start.
If you are looking for a faster fitness hike then this is not the hike for you.
We will begin our hike at the Visitors Center on Spot Road and make our way clockwise to the Indian Seats and observation deck passing the north gold mine shaft. There is one long elevated climb but it is not too steep. For those of you that have never hiked Sawnee Mountain, you are in for a real treat because the view from the top has gorgeous views of the North Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountain Range. After a short visit on the observation deck, we will make our way back down passing the 2nd gold mine shaft.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to use the restroom, do our introductions and to learn a little history about Sawnee Mountain as we will be leaving on time.
Sawnee Mountain Preserve is 963 acres and offers 11 miles of wooded trails for walkers, runners and hikers to explore the mountain. Trail options range from easy to difficult. Along with the trails and Indian Seats, the preserve also offers a tree canopy classroom, playground, two picnic pavilions, climbing area, amphitheater and visitor center. The Visitor Center features interactive exhibits on the natural and cultural histories of Sawnee Mountain and a resource library/lounge for visitors to relax and read.
Dogs are not allowed on these trails.
|How to Get There:|
Sawnee Mountain Preserve Park Visitor Center
4075 Spot Rd. GPS Coordinates ~
Cumming GA 30040 34.2548471, -84.13860849999998
Take GA-400 North
Take EXIT 17 towards Gainsville
Turn LEFT onto GA-306 West & go 0.5 miles
Turn RIGHT onto State Barn Road & go 0.6 miles
Turn RIGHT onto GA-9 North & go 0.4 miles
Turn LEFT onto Spot Road & go 2.0 miles
Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center will be on your left
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