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2022-07-31: Sawnee Mountain Ridgeline, Mountainside, Hilltop & Church Trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cumming, GA   Hike: 2022-07-31: Sawnee Mountain Ridgeline, Mountainside, Hilltop & Church Trails  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 31 2022  7:00 am >> Sun, Jul 31 2022 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 25 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jul 31 2022 7:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Ramspeck
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let’s start our morning off with a refreshing hike around the newer and non-tourist side of Sawnee Mountain.  These trails are named Ridgeline, Mountainside, Hilltop & Church Trails.  We will hike the five mile clockwise loop starting at the beginning of the Ridgeline trail.  We will stay on the outer loop and merge on to the Mountainside Trail and then finish up staying on the outside loop with the Hilltop Trail.  To get the additional five miles of distance and elevation we will also double-up part of the Mountainside Trail and double-up the Church Trail.  Please see the AllTrails link in the Notes Section.  If we are lucky we may see deer, turtles, wild turkeys, the frequently seen barefoot hiker on the Ridgeline Trail or help lost people looking for the view at Indian Seats.  

We will meet near the restrooms at the end of the free parking lot.  This parking lot is on the opposite side of Tribble Gap road to the popular Indian Seats Trail parking lot.  The address in the directions section will take you to the parking lot.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early for introductions.  This is a D4 hike with 10 miles of distance and a total elevation gain of 1700 ft.  Previous D4 AOC experience is required.  If you are new to AOC or your comprable hiking experience is not from the AOC, please indicate it in the note section upon registering.  Failure to do so may result in being moved to the waiting list until suitability is provided.


Required Items to Bring:

Water or hydrating beverage - 1 liter minimum

Boots/trail shoes

Positive Attitude

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Sun hat


Bug spray

Sense of humor

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Enter the following address into your GPS: 

2505 Bettis Tribble Gap Rd, Cumming, GA 30040


Trail Map:

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