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Pine Mountain with a Swheat Reward

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cartersville, GA   Hike: Pine Mountain with a Swheat Reward   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Feb 17 2020  10:00 am >> Mon, Feb 17 2020 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 13 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Feb 17 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 19 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is not our usual Monday Morning Beginners Welcome hike but so worth it.  Our regular Monday morning members have gotten stronger over the years, so we wanted to ramp it up a bit so that we could show them a beautiful trail that many haven't yet seen.  Consequently, this is NOT a hike for folks who don't have much hiking experience. The Swheat reward at the end makes this event extra special, so don't miss it! We'll do both the east and west trails covering approximately 4.5-miles, with a jaunt up to the spectacular summit overlook.  The pace will be moderate and steady but we'll slow down a bit on the steeper ascents. 

After the hike, folks will have the option to enjoy lunch at Swheat Market Deli just down Main Street in downtown Cartersville (see address below). It gets a 4.7 star review on Google with 329 respondents.

There is no official carpool for this event, so if you coordinate with others for the hike, be sure to coordinate lunch plans as well.

Dogs are permitted on this hike but please keep in mind that you must leave your dog in the car if you join us for lunch.  

Hike Location:

5 E Main St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 607-0067


Lunch Location -  

5 East Main Street, Cartersville, GA 30120

You can check out the menu for Swheat Market & Deli at



Required Items to Bring:

water and/or sports drink
hiking boots or hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles - highly recommended!

Change of shirt/shoes for lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-75 North, Exit 288. Go East (right) less than a mile until the road ends, then right at Komatsu sign. Parking area for the West Loop Trailhead is on the left before entering Komatsu.


Pine Mountain Recreation Area is owned and maintained by the City of Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department and the trail is rated moderate to difficult.  Acquired from a private donation, this land is part of 13,000 acres that was the original site of Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Empire. The highest point in Cartersville is reached at the summit of 1562 feet above mean sea level and has views of Lake Allatoona, the Etowah River Valley, Red Top Mountain State Park, and Plant Bowen.

Trail Map:

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