Sawnee Mountain Preserve
On the outskirts of Cumming, is a great, easy hike that brings you to spectacular views of the north Georgia mountains.
“Sawnee Mountain Preserve visibly links to the summit of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, as well as the rich history of the woodland culture of North Georgia’s Native American inhabitants. The mountain is named after a local Cherokee Native American, Sawnee. Now, after having survived the passage of time, natural disasters, searches for gold, timber clearing, and urban development, the land has been preserved,” the preserve’s website said.
HOURS: November to February – 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
March to October – 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
ADDRESS: 4075 Spot Road, Cumming, GA 30040
The preserve includes 11 miles of hiking trials, picnic areas and an interactive visitor’s center.
There are three trailheads with ample parking at each, at 4075 Spot Road, 2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road and 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road.