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Sawnee Mountain - All of It

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cumming, GA   Hike: Sawnee Mountain  - All of It  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Mar 9 2020  10:00 am >> Mon, Mar 9 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 5 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 8 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Moderate pace, see comments below.

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. Please meet at the Bettis Tribble Gap parking lot.

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

We will meet in the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Bettis Tribble Gap parking lot.   From the playground, we'll start on the Mountainside trail loop counter clockwise starting with the Hilltop Trail.  We will do the trail down to the church and back.  That'll get your heart pumping.  Before crossing the road, we will break for a snack.  Then we will complete the other side of the park including Indian Seats.

There are toilets at the Bettis Tribble lot.  

Total hike should be right around 10 miles, with a surprising amount of elevation gain. This is not a beginner hike. We will be hiking on the faster side of Moderate, averaging at least 2.5 mph with minimal stops.

Dogs are not allowed at this park. 

We are meeting at the Bettis Tribble Gap location.
2505 Bettis Tribble Gap
Cumming GA 30040

Please arrive a few minutes before the start time to check in.  We will begin hiking at 10AM.

Required Items to Bring:

1.5 to 2 liters of fluids.
Good hiking shoes  
Snack, no lunch brea.
Can do attitude!

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We are meeting at:
2505 Bettis Tribble Gap (on the newerer side)
Cumming GA 30040


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).