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Sawnee Mountain Thanksgiving Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cumming, GA   Hike: Sawnee Mountain Thanksgiving Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 22 2012  10:00 am >> Thu, Nov 22 2012 11:45 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Nov 21 2012 5:23 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 22 2012 9:00 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Clay White
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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: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Located north of Atlanta in Cumming, Georgia, Sawnee Mountain Preserve is the highest point of Forsyth County.  The preserve consists of 963 acres of scenic passive space, contains several miles of scenic hiking trails, and provides an interactive Visitor Center.  Restrooms and water fountains are available at multiple locations.

We will take the main trail, Indian Seats Trail, which connects with Yucca Trail and Eaglet Trail. The maximum elevation will be 450 feet. At the top of the Indian Seats Trail, we will get to an observation deck that sits at approximately 1680 ft. We can admire the 180 degree view of the North Georgia Mountains. We will descend towards the Visitor Center parking lot, and trace our steps back to the meeting point.

We will meet at Tribble Gap Parking
2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

 [This is not the visitor's center parking lot.]

  ** This is a D2, but we will try to keep a steady pace to make it a workout. **

Dogs are not allowed at this park. No parking fee needed.

Thanks Tony for the picture!

Trail Map -

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable hiking boots or running shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take GA-400 North to exit 15 (Bald Ridge Marina Rd/Cumming). Turn left, heading towards downtown Cumming. At the third traffic light, take a right on Bettis Tribble Gap Road (City of Cumming clock tower will be on your right). Go approximately 3 miles and the west entrance to Sawnee Mountain Preserve will be on the right.


We are meeting at the Bettis-Tribble Gap parking lot. 2500 Bettis-

Tribble Gap Rd Cumming, GA 30040

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