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Sawnee Mountain - 11 miler

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sawnee Mountain Visitor Center   Hike: Sawnee Mountain - 11 miler  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 21 2023  9:00 am >> Fri, Apr 21 2023 1:45 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 18 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 21 2023 7:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Our hike starts at the visitor center.  We will follow the Indian Seats Trail and cross Bettis-Tribble Rd to the Mountainside Trail. We will gain some elevation and distance by hiking the Church Trail, then finish the Mountainside loop to the Hilltop Trail, skipping the rocky Ridgeline Trail.

We will cross Bettis-Tribble again and take a lunch break at the restroom area before continuing on the Indian Seats Trail. We'll stop at the Indian Seats overlook and enjoy the view from the recently rebuilt deck.  The hike ends with a return to the visitor center.

We will hike at an approximate speed of 2.8 mph.

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of water for a long hike

Lunch or snacks 

Hiking poles (if you use them)

Hiking shoes or boots

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How to Get There:
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The visitor center address is: 4075 Spot Road, Cumming, GA.


There is no parking fee at the visitor center.

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