Burnt Mountain Preserve Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Burnt Mt. Preserve, a county-owned 900 acre Preserve, begins at the 2,500 foot elevation on the southern border along Rt 136 and extends southward toward Grandview Lake. The land drops off steeply to the south into Champion Creek valley in the bottom land of the Preserve. The Preserve Trail begins at the parking lot and loops through the upper portion of the westerm section of the Preserve. The trail is rated Moderate. The trail after dropping down through about 150 feet of elevation will then drop another 250 feet. Then it is back uphill to the parking lot.
I went and I must say it was steep & the leaves made it very hard.. I thought it was a shorter hike but the champion trail is quite a challenge if ur not in shape.. I made it almost through it but got nerves cause it was getting dark.. there is only marker on 1 side of the tree which I decided to turn back which made it hard to stay on trail .. pls be aware of the champion trail is for very fit ppl
Leaves make for a slippery downhill on the yellow trail but it's a challenging and pretty hike. I'll be back.
champion trail this morning. Short loop but the last half is challenging. The creek would look amazing if we ever get any rain. Very peaceful. Should have better views when all the foliage falls. Will be back!
this is a great trail for those who want a peaceful hike with nature as your only company.
Great challenging trail, they aren't kidding when they say it's steep. Although it was overgrown in spots I will be coming back to do it again.
it was a nice walk trails were a little over grown but please beware we saw a bear while hiking today. oh and bring a lot of water there is no place to fill up. Also there is no bathroom so bring what you need.
Rough coming up. Using as a little training for the AT.
We have this 4 stars do to the nice walk down on champions walk. The hike up just sucked though. very steep and continuous. If it wasn't for the creek with water features, the hike wouldn't have been worth it. Eat your wheaties for the death March up the hill.
It was a nice nature stroll. Worth walking to the end.
I give it five stars mainly because it's an area I've always wanted to walk down into. The trail was pretty well kept up and well marked. I did the Champion Creek loop, which was pretty easy on the way down but pretty strenuous on the climb back out. Steep and pretty rigorous but not a long climb. The creek hollow at the bottom was a nice, peaceful walk. Recommended.
Just hiked all three trails, a huge tree fell across the preserve trail, it looks as if no one has been out there for quite some time. The preserve and the champion creek trail are both very steep, but pretty. A small but pretty waterfall on champion creek trail. Short but sweet!
There are 3 trails out there, An easy one, a moderate 1 mile loop, and a strenuous 2 mile loop. I was out there a week or two ago and it looked like nobody had been on the trail for awhile. It was completely covered over with leaves which made it a little difficult with all the roots/rocks as it is a small narrow trail. Lots of fun.