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Sawnee Mountain Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cumming, GA   Hike: Sawnee Mountain Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 7 2018  8:45 am >> Sun, Oct 7 2018 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 3 2018 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 6 2018 6:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.1 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Located north of Atlanta in Cumming, Georgia, Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides visitors with 963 acres of scenic passive space, hiking trails and an interactive Visitor Center. The Visitor Center serves as the administrative home for the Outdoor Division of Forsyth County Parks and Recreation. There are multiple visitor's centers, please meet at the Spot Road one.

Visitor Center hours: M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Preserve hours: S-S 8:00 AM-Dark

We will gather under the front entrance to the Visitor's Center.  We'll pause at the "Indian Seats" and observation deck shortly, We will also make a quick stop at each of the abandoned mine shafts. Hike mileage is 4.1 miles.

Dogs are not allowed at this park.

We are meeting at the Spot Road location: Do not go to the Bettis Tribble Gap location.
SMP Visitor Center
4075 Spot Road
Cumming GA 30040

Trail Map - x11_lighterhillshade.pdf

Please arrive a few minutes before the start time to check in. We will depart on time. I can't guarantee the restroom at the visitors center will be open. 

Follow this link to get a trail map if you would like to familiarize yourself with Sawnee Mountain:

Required Items to Bring:

Enough water or Gatorade
Good hiking shoes - will get muddy if it has recently rained
Rain gear (just in case)

No flip flops or shoes without a backstrap

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

There are two parking areas - Spot Rd and Bettis-Tribble Gap Rd. We are meeting at the Spot Road location:

SMP Visitor Center
4075 Spot Road
Cumming GA 30040

Use their website for a link to google maps:!getting-here

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
Go approximately 4 miles (go past two Sawnee Mountain Visitor's Center - one will be on each side of the road) 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.

Lat: 34.25579 Lon: -84.13923


Sorry, no dogs are allowed at this park.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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

Will send an email to the group if the weather looks miserable (i.e. thunderstorms).