National Get Outdoors Day

Fantastic Fall Hikes Near Atlanta: Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Sawnee Mountain Preserve OverlookSawnee Mountain Preserve, in Cumming, is a great place to explore with the kids. Named for a local Cherokee Indian, Sawnee, you’ll find an historically sacred space on the Indian Seats Trail. The forest setting and scenic overlook offer an excellent opportunity to view the changing colors of fall.

Hike This Mountain Near Atlanta…

The trail system at Sawnee makes hiking easy for families by offering several intersecting trails to lengthen or shorten a hike. We hiked the 3.5 mile Indian Seats trail with our friends from 365 Atlanta Family. The trail was wide, clearly marked and relatively easy to hike. Upon reaching the Indian Seats and Observation Deck, it’s easy to recognize why this space was held in high regard by local Cherokee Indians.

Make a day trip out of your fall hike by packing a picnic for the playground and checking out the visitor center before leaving. For the more adventurous hikers, Sawnee Mtn Preserve also issues permits to rock climbers to make use of a designated area near the Indian Seats.

Read about last week’s Fantastic Fall Hikes, Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville.

One thought on “Fantastic Fall Hikes Near Atlanta: Sawnee Mountain Preserve

  1. This is my first time hearing about Sawnee Mountain Preserve and I have lived here for 10 years! The great thing is that it’s not too far from where I live. I’m thinking this is something that me an my daughter can do this weekend while the hubby and my sons are out. Thanks for the information!

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