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Sawnee Mountain Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cumming, GA   Hike: Sawnee Mountain Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 13 2018  9:00 am >> Sat, Jan 13 2018 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 10 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 13 2018 7:30 am
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


If you would like to do a decent size hike close to town, and have the second part of the day for yourself, the Sawnee Mountain hike could be what you are looking for...

Located north of Atlanta in Cumming, Georgia, Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides visitors with 963 acres of scenic passive space, that includes 11 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and an interactive Visitor Center.  We will meet at the Spot road location in front of the Visitor center and hike all trails that this beautiful preserve offers with a brisk pace.  The elevation gain is approximately 1600 ft.

We will start our hike Saturday promptly at 9.00 am

Please arrive a few minutes before the start time to check in.

We will do the Indian Seats loop first, and the new loop second.  

We will stop for a lunch break around the Church trail.  If you skip the Church trail, I won't be able to give you credit for D4; however, I encourage you to join us and test your abilities anyway.

For the safety of the group if I have not hiked with you, I might contact you to make sure that this hike is appropriate for you.


Required Items to Bring:

Appropriate clothing, shoes, water

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

SMP Visitor Center,
4075 Spot Road,
Cumming, GA 30040

GA 400N
Exit 15 Bald Ridge Marina Rd/Cumming
Left towards downtown Cumming
Right at third traffic light on Tribble Gap Road - a.k.a. Bettis Tribble Gap (City of Cumming clock tower will be on your right)
Go approximately 4 miles (go past one Sawnee Mountain Visitor's Center on your right) and then go right on to Spot Road. You will see the entrance to the Visitor's Center on your right across from Twin Lakes Rd.

Google map coordinates: 34.25495351395352, -84.1388659920654


There are two parking areas - Spot Rd and Bettis-Tribble Gap Rd.  We are meeting at the Spot Road location.  If you are not sure where it is, please look for the directions above.

Dogs are not allowed at this preserve.

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