Pine Mountain to Cooper’s Furnace. - Sun, Oct 4 2020

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Pine Mountain to Cooper’s Furnace.

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: West Loop Trailhead, Pine Mountain Recreation Area, Cartersville, GA   Hike: Pine Mountain to Cooper’s Furnace.  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 4 2020  9:00 am >> Sun, Oct 4 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 11 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 4 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 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:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Richard had to cancel the event, but I'm still available to lead the hike.  This will be rather exploratory for me in some respects, but I think we'll be able to get back to our cars in 3 hours.  Please plan to be flexible!  

If you have a good GPS app, it would be good to have it on, just in case we get a little misplaced on the hike!

We will start at the West Loop Trailhead, walking in a counterclockwise direction until we reach the ridge of Pine Mountain. After a side trip to the summit overlook we will follow a back trail down to Cooper's Furnace. We will then walk on connector trails to the bottom of the East Loop, and continue on the East Loop back to the Ridge, returning to our cars via the other section of the West Loop.

Required Items to Bring:

Water and good hiking shoes,

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles, trail snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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


Pine Mountain is a recreation area in the City of Cartersville. The East Loop Trailhead connects the city to Lake Allatoona's shoreline and reaches 1,562 feet above sea level. The rugged and challenging trail development crosses Pine Mountain and Hurricane Hollow, so named by early miners. The land is part of the 13,000 acres that were originally the site of Mark Cooper's iron empire. The  West Loop Trailhead is located at I-75 Exit 288, at the entrance to Komatsu. The trail is maintained by the City of Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department.

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Cost Includes:

Please share gas expenses with carpool drivers.

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