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Saturday Morning at Sawnee --Mountainside trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2505 Bettis Tribble Gap Road Cumming GA   Hike: Saturday Morning at Sawnee --Mountainside trails   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 23 2021  10:00 am >> Sat, Jan 23 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 20 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 23 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5.6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for a beautiful morning hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve.  We will hike the newer trails only, Ridgeline, Mountainside and then Hilltop.    

We will be hiking at a moderate but steady pace.  If you have hiked D2s in the past and are ready for elevation this is the hike for you.   The mileage is 5.6 but marking hike as a D3 due to the elevation.  The trails do have rocks and roots so poles might be helpful.    

NOTE.....If you are looking for a faster fitness hike then this is not the hike for you.  

Please arrive a few minutes early to use the restroom and do our introductions as we will be leaving on time.

Dogs are not allowed on these trails.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve is 963 acres and offers 11 miles of wooded trails for walkers, runners and hikers.  Trail options range from easy to difficult.  Along with the trails, Indian Seats and 2 gold mine shafts, the preserve also offers a tree canopy classroom, playground, two picnic pavillions, climbing area, amphitheater and visitors center.  The Visitors Center features interactive exhibits on the natural and cultural histories of Sawnee Mountain and a resource library.

NOTE..... there are 2 parking lots on Bettis Tribble Gap. We are meeting at the newer parking lot at 2505 Bettis Tribble Gap Road which is the larger of the 2 parking lots. 

For a zoomable map, please click on the blue and green square "event location" icon at the top of this page.    

Masks not required but we will distance ourselves. 

Required Items to Bring:

good hiking boots/shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

EPI pen if needed

hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GA 400N 
To Exit 17 toward Gainesville
Turn LEFT onto GA 306 West and go 0.5 miles
Turn RIGHT onto State Barn Road and go 0.6 miles
Turn RIGHT onto GA9 North and go 0.4 miles
Turn LEFT onto Spot Road (at traffic light) and go 2.3 miles
Turn LEFT on Bettis-Tribble Gap Road (at traffic light) and go 0.9 miles
The parking lot will be on your right


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