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Sawnee Mountain Preserve Mountainside Trail System
|Event Location:||2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA 30040|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 26 2017 11:00 am >> Sun, Feb 26 2017 1:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Feb 20 2017 11:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Feb 26 2017 10:45 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|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:||12 / 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.
If you are looking for a faster fitness hike then this is not the hike for you.
We will begin our hike on the Ridgeline Trail to the Mountainside Trail Loop. We will make our way counterclockwise on the Mountainside Trail Loop. There are a few areas on the northern side that cross small creeks, but the trail is mostly non-technical. There are several rocky sections & rolling sections, and at times the trail descends/ascends a bit steeply, but most of those portions are short lived, There are some inclines that are long but not too steep. We will return back to the parking lot via the Hilltop Trail.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to use the bathroom facilities, do our introductions and to learn a little history about Sawnee Mountain. Out of respect for the majority of people who arrive on time, we will leave PROMPTLY at 11:00 am..
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. The newest phase (Mountainside Trail System) of Forsyth County’s Sawnee Mountain Preserve opened Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
|How to Get There:|
Sawnee Mountain Preserve Park Bettis-Tribble Gap Road Parking Lot
2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road GPS Coordinates ~
Cumming GA 30040 34.2439961, -84.14093539999999
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 2.3 miles
Turn LEFT on Bettis-Tribble Gap Road & go 0.9 miles
The parking lot will be on your right
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