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Pine Mountain to Cooper’s Furnace and Visitor Center

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Pine Mountain   Hike: Pine Mountain to Cooper’s Furnace and Visitor Center  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 24 2023  8:30 am >> Sun, Sep 24 2023 12:45 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Sep 17 2023 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 23 2023 6:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start our hike on the West Trail on a fairly steep and rocky path and climb to the Pine Mountain Overlook  We will take a short break to take pictures of Lake Alatoona and the surrounding areas.

We'll connect with the East Trail and hike on to Cooper's Furnace where we will take a 20-25 minute lunch break.  We'll walk from Cooper's to the Visitors Center and the overlook of Lake Alatoona.

We'll follow the East Trail again until it joins back with the West Trail and follow the West Trail back to the parking lot.  The return trip includes several uphill switchbacks that can be tiring, especially if the weather is warm.  We will pause along the way, as necessary for rest and water breaks.

Our pace will be approximately 2.7 mph.

Required Items to Bring:

Water (1-2 litres)

Snacks or lunch

Hiking shoes or boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-75 north to exit 288 (Cartersville - Main Street).  Turn right to the end of Main Street, then right on Komatsu Drive.  Turn left into the parking lot at the "Main Street Parking" sign.


There are Porta-Pots at the parking lot and also restrooms where we will stop at Cooper's Furnace.

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