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Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: East Loop Trailhead, Pine Mountain Recreation Area, Cartersville, GA   Hike: Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Oct 14 2013  9:30 am >> Mon, Oct 14 2013 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Oct 12 2013 8:07 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Oct 14 2013 8:00 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary Hubert
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start at the East Loop Trailhead, walking in a counterclockwise direction until we reach the ridge of Pine Mountain. After a side trip to the summit overlook we will continue on to take the West Loop. On the return loop we will take the connector trail to the Alatoona Lake trails.  After stopping at Cooper's furnace, we will view the dam and have a lunch or snack from the overlook. Then we will return and complete the East loop and finish the figure 8 back to the trailhead. The total hiking distance is about 8 miles at a moderate pace.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Trail snacks.
  • lunch
  • Plenty of water.
  • Good hiking boots.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

I-75 to Exit 290, east on GA Highway 20, right at traffic light onto GA Spur 20, continue approximately four miles. The East Loop Trailhead access and parking area are on the right, just past Bartow Beach Road.

If you are meeting at the event: Please be at the East Loop Parking Lot by 10:00AM!

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):44Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $17.60 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Pine Mountain is the newest recreation area in the City of Cartersville. The East Loop Trailhead connects the city to Lake Allatoona's shoreline and reaches 1,562 feet above sea level. The rugged and challenging trail development crosses Pine Mountain and Hurricane Hollow, so named by early miners. The land is part of the 13,000 acres that were originally the site of Mark Cooper's iron empire. The new West Loop Trailhead is now open at I-75 Exit 288, at the entrance to Komatsu. The trail is maintained by the City of Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department.

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Cost Includes:

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