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Cumming, GA is home to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve which offers over 3 miles of wooded trails that meander past abandoned gold mines (which were dug after the 1829 gold rush) and overlooks the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Peaks of this ridge actually reach 300 feet higher than Stone Mountain making it one of the highest spots in Metro Atlanta.
All of Sawnee Trails are for foot traffic only (walkers, runners and hikers) and are designed for hikers of all levels. View Map
The main trail, called the Indian Seats Trail, runs through the Preserve with the Yucca Trail and Eaglet Trail serving as short connection trails. All trails connect and are part of the long-range trail system planned for Sawnee Mountain.
Don’t miss the observation deck which sits at the top of the Indian Seats Trail (approximately 1680ft). The Indian Seats, which are a natural rock formation at the top of the trail system, are believed to have used by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and offer a beautiful view of the North Georgia Mountains
Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Trail Hours: November – February 6:00 AM-7:00 PM March – October 6:00 AM-9:30 PM
Admission is free of charge.
Please note that pets are not allowed in the Preserve or on the trails
There are two parking areas with trailhead access:
SMP Visitor Center:
4075 Spot Road, Cumming GA 30040 (770-781-2217)
2500 Bettis Tribble Gap Rd.
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