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Spring After Work Hike at Sawnee Mountain and Wildflowers

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bettis Entrance - Sawnee Mountain Preserve Parking Mountain Side   Hike: Spring After Work Hike at Sawnee Mountain and Wildflowers  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Apr 16 2019  5:45 pm >> Tue, Apr 16 2019 8:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Apr 12 2019 9:05 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 16 2019 4:05 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


It is Spring pick time at Sawnee Mountain. There are wildflowers, wild azaleas, and Dogwood trees blooming all along the trails. It is beautiful.

We will start hiking the Ridgeline trail, there are many blazing star wildflowers blooming along this section. From there will cross over and continuing hiking on the Hilltop Trail. Along here we will see wild azaleas and flowering Dogwood Trees, as well we will enjoy the sound of the creek, which runs along the trail for a distance. Completing the loop we will cross over Bettis Tribble Gap Rd and continue hiking on Indian Seats Trail. We will reach Indian Seats just before sunset. Here we will enjoy gorgeous open view of the green valley below and mountains in a distance, make short stop for picture taking and hopefully nice sunset. After that we will descent down completing the Indian Seats Loop and be back to parking.

This is moderate pace hike with moving speed between 2.3 -2.8 miles per hour. The total hike distance is approximately 6.5 miles. We will meet at Bettis Entrance Sawnee Mountain Preserve Parking - 2505 Bettis Tribble Gap Rd, Cumming, GA, this is the Mountain Side Trail Parking. Please arrive 5 minutes early than the hike start time to do short introduction.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable for hiking/ trail running shoes and clothing

Water or hydrating drink

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

From GA 400 Northbound

Take exit 16 for Pilgrim Mill Road toward Lake Lanier and go 0.4 mi

Turn left onto Pilgrim Mill Rd and go 0.2 mi

Turn right onto Antioch Rd and go 1.4 mi

Turn left onto GA-306 W/GA-9 S and go 0.7 mi

Turn right onto Dr Dunn Rd/Dunn Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn right onto Bettis Tribble Gap Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn left to parking lot


From 400 Southbound

Take exit 17 from US-19 S and go 0.4 mi

Turn right onto GA-306 W and go 1.0 mi

Turn left onto GA-9 S and go 1.1 mi

Turn right onto Dr Dunn Rd/Dunn Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn right onto Bettis Tribble Gap Rd and go 0.6 mi

Turn left to parking lot


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