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Figure Eight at Sawnee Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road, Cumming   Hike: Figure Eight at Sawnee Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 3 2022  8:30 am >> Fri, Jun 3 2022 11:45 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 1 2022 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 3 2022 8:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.2 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The weather looks good for a D4 hike with 8.2 miles and 2400 ft of elevation gain. Come on out for a figure eight hike around Sawnee Mountain Preserve. We will start the hike on the Ridgeline, Mountainside, and Hilltop Trails and then proceed to the Indian Seats Trail Loop. 

Let’s meet near to the restrooms at the beginning of the Ridgeline trail at 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road parking lot.  (Please note that this is NOT the parking lot at the Visitors Center or the Indian Seats parking lot.)  

We will proceed up the Hilltop trail making a clockwise loop continuing on the Mountainside trail and the Ridgeline Trail for 5 miles.  Then we will cross the street to hike the Indian Seats Trail Loop, 3.2 miles. The trail will vary from gravel path to a well-worn forest path.

There is a restroom at the parking lot and another just after the five mile mark that we'll pass a couple of times.

Note: If you have not hiked recent D3 and D4 hikes with the AOC, this is NOT a good hike to start with.  I will vet everyone on the hike.

Parking is free and dogs are not permitted at this park.


Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable hiking boots or shoes with good traction

Water - Bring plenty! It's starting to get warm!

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles


Trail Snacks for the Indian Seats Lookout 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta head North on US-19/ GA- 400 to Pilgrim Mill Road (Exit 16).  Turn Left, cross over the freeway then turn Right onto Antioch Road at the Citgo gas station.  Proceed for 1.4 miles and at the dead end, turn left onto Dahlonega Hwy (GA-306W/GA-9 S).  Proceed 0.7 miles then turn Right onto Dr. Dunn Road / Dunn Road.  After 0.6 miles, turn Right onto Bettis-Tribble Gap Road.  The parking lot will be reached in 0.6 miles on the Left (South).  The parking lot on the Right (North) is for the Indian Seats Trails, not for this event.


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