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hiking
23 hours ago

hiking
23 hours ago

Not much scenery on the trails. It’s just a walk in the woods. I was perfectly fine with that. If I were looking for a view, I would have hit up Stone Mountain for a close by route. These trails are more of what I am looking for, a decent place to train and condition for backpacking.

Hilltop Trail is where I started 1.4 miles. Pretty easily traveled. I then caught the Mountainside Trail around until I noticed the Ridgeline Trail. When I started onto Ridgeline, I noticed what seemed like a trail going up the actual ridge. About half way up, I lost sight of any sign of a trail. A runner then came up and mentioned that their is an actual side trail to the top of Sawnee Mountain off the Ridgeline. I continued to the top after a snack break. Not marked very well, no blaze markers at all from what I noticed. The trail is also covered in leaves this time of year. I then traveled back down where I went up to catch the Ridgeline Trail to the parking lot. All together I was just over 5 miles at this point.

Then decided to track back up the Ridgeline Trail to the Mountainside Loop Trail. You miss .5 of the loop by taking the Ridgeline Trail. I then took the Hilltop Trail back to where I started.

Lots of runners on the trails. They are fairly wide. Like if as it were a road for ATV’s. Simple to hike other than the loose rocks in places.

I find these trails moderately easy.

Although these are decent trails, they weren’t enough for me. I had almost do them twice to get close to the conditioning and training I am looking for close to home. I will keep these and the Indian Seats in mind. They are doing a great job at Sawnee Mountain.

All together, I put in about 8.9 miles in about 2 and 1/2 hours.

-Stilts

Absolutely love this! Able to take the longer trail if you’d like or the quick trail for an after work Sunset. Amazing views!

hiking
18 days ago

Awesome local trail!