Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats and Fairy Trail - Sat, Mar 6 2021

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats and Fairy Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 4075 Spot Rd. Cumming GA 30040   Hike: Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats and Fairy Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 6 2021  10:00 am >> Sat, Mar 6 2021 12:15 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 2 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 6 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
Joseph Wang
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

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


Please join us for a beautiful hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve.  If you have hiked D2s in the past and are ready for elevation this is the hike for you. Indian Seats climbs to 1,696 foot elevation of Sawnee Mountain Ridge, a gain of 628 feet from our start.   

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

We will begin our hike at the Visitors Center on Spot Road.  After hiking through the Fairy trail (a short path featuring fairy houses constructed by a local Girl Scout troop) we will make our way clockwise to the Indian Seats and observation deck passing the north gold mine shaft.  There is one long elevated climb but it is not too steep. For those of you that have never hiked Sawnee Mountain, you are in for a real treat because the view from the top has gorgeous views of the North Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountain Range. We will be hiking at a moderate but steady pace.  After a short visit on the observation deck, we will make our way back down passing the 2nd gold mine shaft. 

Dogs are not allowed on these trails.

Masks are not mandatory but we will social distance please. 

Parking is free and there are bathrooms in the visitors center.  We will meet by the large statue of the indian near the picnic tables.  This parking lot does get crowded.  Please arrive early to park and use the restroom as we will be leaving on time. 

This is Josephs first colead event on his way to becoming an AOC trip leader.   Way to go Joseph !


Required Items to Bring:


Good hiking boots/shoes

Mask or face covering

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

Hiking poles, if you use them

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Park Visitor Center

4075 Spot Rd.                                                         GPS Coordinates ~

Cumming GA    30040                                             34.2548471, -84.13860849999998


Take GA-400 North

Take EXIT 17 towards Gainsville

Turn LEFT onto GA-306 West & go 0.5 miles

Turn RIGHT onto State Barn Road & go 0.6 miles

Turn RIGHT onto GA-9 North & go 0.4 miles

Turn LEFT onto Spot Road & go 2.0 miles

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center will be on your left

For a zoomable map or satellite view of that spot click the rectangular blue and green "event location" icon near the top of this article. 


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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