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9+ mile at Sawnee Mt. Preserve from Visitor Center

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 4075 Spot Rd, Cumming, GA 30040   Hike: 9+ mile at Sawnee Mt. Preserve from Visitor Center  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 14 2023  9:00 am >> Tue, Feb 14 2023 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Feb 12 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 14 2023 8:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9.5 Miles
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Cool February temperatures are perfect for this D4 hike with 9.5 miles and 1800 ft of elevation gain. Join me for a figure eight loop through Sawnee Mountain Preserve. We will start this hike from the Visitor's Center. From there we'll hike to Bettis-Tribble, hike the Ridgeline, including the Church trail, Mountainside, and Hilltop Trails and then proceed to the Indian Seats Trail Loop. 

Please note that this hike starts from the parking lot at the Visitors Center. (Not the 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road parking)

Plan to bring a snack or sandwich for the Indian Seats lookout. We'll take a short break there.

There are restrooms at the Visitor's center and we'll pass other facilities twice more along the trail.

Note: If you have not hiked recent D3 and D4 hikes with the AOC, this is NOT a good hike to start with. This route doesn't allow for someone to take a shortcut back to the start if you don't already know the trails. If you signup, please commit to staying with the group for the entire hike.

Parking is free, there's no pass required and dogs are NOT permitted at this park.


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots or hiking shoes


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

Trail Snack for the Indian Seats Lookout 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Address: 4075 Spot Rd, Cumming, GA 30040

Take GA-400 N to Exit 17 for GA-306. Turn Left to Ga-306 West.  At the traffic circle take the 1st exit onto State Barn Road. Turn Right on GA-9 N. Turn Left onto Spot Road. Turn Left at Twin Lakes Road. Destination will be on the Right. 


This is not a carpool event. However, feel free to contact others if you would like to share the ride. 

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

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