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Late Afternoon Hike and Dinner --- Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 4075 Spot Rd. Cumming GA 30040   Hike: Late Afternoon Hike and Dinner --- Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 22 2023  4:00 pm >> Sat, Apr 22 2023 6:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 20 2023 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 22 2023 4:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for a beautiful hike at Sawnee Mountain Preserve.  If you have hiked D2s in the past and are ready for elevation this is the hike for you. Located north of Atlanta in Cumming Ga this preserve offers 800 acres of scenic space including 11 miles of hiking trails and an interactive Visitors Center.  

lIf you are looking for a faster fitness hike then this is not the hike for you. 

We will begin our hike at the Visitors Center on Spot Road. We will hike clockwise to the Indian Seats and observation deck passing the north gold mine shaft.  There is one long elevated climb but it is not too steep. For those of you that have never hiked Sawnee Mountain, you are in for a real treat because the view from the top has gorgeous views of the North Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountain Range. After a short visit on the observation deck, we will make our way back down passing the 2nd gold mine shaft. 

Dogs are not allowed on these trails.

We will meet near the bronze statue of an Indian in front of the Visitors Center.  There are bathrooms in the center.  Parking is free. 

NOTE......We are planning on going around the corner to a mexican restaurant.  This is totally optional and not part of the AOC event.  Here is the website for the restaurant. 

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Required Items to Bring:


Good hiking boots/shoes

Money for dinner

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Hiking poles, if you use them

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Park Visitor Center

4075 Spot Rd.                                                         GPS Coordinates ~

Cumming GA    30040                                             34.2548471, -84.13860849999998


Take GA-400 North

Take EXIT 17 towards Gainsville

Turn LEFT onto GA-306 West & go 0.5 miles

Turn RIGHT onto State Barn Road & go 0.6 miles

Turn RIGHT onto GA-9 North & go 0.4 miles

Turn LEFT onto Spot Road & go 2.0 miles

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center will be on your left



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