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Pine Log Creek Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bartow County, GA   Hike: Pine Log Creek Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jun 23 2022  9:00 am >> Thu, Jun 23 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jun 16 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jun 22 2022 8:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:6.5 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:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


UPDATE - EDITED: We didn't find the waterfall and I wasn't willing to bushwhack - so in order to get the elevation and mileage we completed a second trip on the West Trail, making our distance 6.5 and elevation gain at 1150'.

The Pine Log Creek Trail opened in November 2007 on 275 acres of protected Bartow County Greenspace. The trail features a 4.5 mile compacted soil path crossing seven rustic footbridges over Pine Log Creek.

We plan on doing both the East & West Loops plus side trails to total 6 miles including some exploratory hiking to a waterfall.  This should NOT involve bushwhacking.  

From two overlooks, hikers can view Pine Log Mountain - one of the highest elevations in Bartow County's Appalachian foothills - and the site of the Pine Log Cherokee Indian Village. The trail system includes two loops east and west and is rated moderate to difficult with rugged terrain. The eastern loop takes hikers by an early CCC quarry pond for picturesque views (perhaps you'll see the frog!). Pine Log Creek Trail is open daylight to dusk to hikers only.

UPDATED:  Near as we can tell, this is NOT a WMA, no fees. This is a WMA - hence you must have a permit (the day type for fishing will work).


Required Items to Bring:

Trail snacks.

Plenty of water.

Good hiking boots/shoes.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles, snack/water for on the way home.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Exit 293 on I-75 turn right onto US 411 North. After about 7.5 miles turn right onto GA 140 East. Continue approximately 3.2 miles to Pine Log Creek Trail System parking area on left.


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