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Coopers Furnace/Pine Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cartersville   Hike: Coopers Furnace/Pine Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 2 2017  8:00 am >> Sat, Sep 2 2017 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 22 2017 6:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 2 2017 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:9 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Best mountain views that I have found without going up to North GA - we will take a 15 minute break at the summit and enjoy that view.

Our hike will begin at the Cooper's Furnace trailhead, travel the Laurel Ridge trail and then travel the east loop to the summit.  After our 15 min. break we will complete the west loop, and then finish up the east loop and back to Cooper's Furnace.  The trails are a bit challenging but this is going to be a slow and steady hike - if you are looking for a FAST hike this is not the hike for you.  I have allowed four hours, I would love to come in a bit earlier but please plan for a bit over/under on time.  It is a moaintain, some parts of the trails are pretty steep.  If you have any qualms about your ability please contact me and we can discuss.   Mileage will be between 8 and 9 miles.  

There is a restroom at the Cooper's Furnace parking area but not sure if it is always unlocked. Please plan accordingly.

I have hiked some of the trails at Pine Mountain but I have never led a hike here therefore I have designated as exploratory. I have a great detailed map and should have no problem finding the summit and then finding our vehilces at the end of the hike.





Required Items to Bring:

Water/fluids - LOTS


Sturdy hiking shoes/boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles


bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Cooper's Furnace

1052 Old River Rd SE,

Cartersville, GA 30121


I75 North (from Atlanta) - Exit 285 and make a left onto Red Top Mountain Road SE

Follow signs for Route 41 North (Joe Frank Harris Parkway) and travel until you make a right onto Old River Road SE.  Follow road until you see COOPERS FURNACE and park near the furnace.

Take  US-41 N/Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE to Old River Rd SE in Cartersville


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