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“Great hike and very close to home”

Sawnee Mountain Preserve
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Cumming
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great hike and very close to home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

This site is a fantastic place to hike and is literally right around the corner from my home.

There are 3 trails to choose from and you can visit from one of two entrances. The primary one on Spot Road has a nature center with restrooms, clean facilities and all sorts of things to see and do. They host camps here in the summer and I highly recommend them for parents with younger kids.

This entrance puts you on the back end of the longest of the 3 trails. but in a good spot to head up to the main attraction, the Indian Seats viewing area. It's a great spot to see the changing of the colors in the fall.

The second entrance is on Tribble Gap Road. I assume it's still open since I have not been there in a while. Form there, you can take the short Yucca Trail which takes you to two closed gold mine shafts, the Indian Seats trail to the summit of Sawnee Mountain or the Laurel Trail, a 6 miles stroll around the base of the mountain. I've done all 3 many times.

If you are in the area, stop by!

Visited August 2012
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Silverton, Colorado
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198 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“We love this place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

It is one of the coolest places to hike, we love Indian Seats trail, it's absolutely beautiful at the top, magnificent views.

Visited September 2012
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Marietta, Georgia
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Spiritual Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

My friend and I hiked up to the Indian Seats at the top of this mountain. Moderate hike but absolutely beautiful at the top. We sat in the Indian Seats on the edge and it was spiritual and breathtaking. Well worth the trip!

Visited September 2012
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Cumming, GA
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115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great to just get away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Always love this place and used to hike it about twice a week..Very easy too for beginners...It has a few different trails for different levels of hiking experience...The "hardest" one is not bad either and very worth the view...The view from up top is awesome! A must see and who knew little old Cumming had such a great view....Check it out folks, very nice....

Visited April 2012
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84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“A quick, easy hike with a pretty view for a picnic lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

It's not the easiest place to find but when you do, it offers a few trails for a quick & easy hike. Pack some sandwiches and enjoy the view at the top.

Visited June 2012
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