Explore the most popular hiking trails in Sawnee Mountain Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

Moderate hike with some areas that are rocky, but the trail is wide and clean. Early weekday afternoon hikes are less crowded but looks like it gets plenty of traffic. Bare canopy views are good but in the warmer seasons not as many views. North side of trail is a quiet peaceful woodland walk where you come to a small lake that forms a stream which is also quite nice to hear the water.

Great views and not too crowded on a Friday morning...definitely recommend!

Nice hike, beautiful trail to enjoy on solo or with a group.

Too crowded for me. There were people everywhere. I like to have a little peace and quiet. The view was nice at the top. Unless you are just trying to get miles in, I would not do entire loop. I liked hiking from Bettis-Tribble Rd. Entrance. Did not like hike from Spot Rd.

Easy short hike, kind of crowded especially at the top. The view is beautiful though! Overall a nice hike.

trail running
18 days ago

Ridgeline trail from the bathrooms is pretty Rocky/rooty and steep. Had to Pace myself to keep from getting too tired

30 days ago

Nice easy trail. A little crowded. Bummer that no pets allowed. Should be no kids under 7 allowed, lol. View is pretty nice as well.

Short trip, lookout at the top is amazing.

trail running
2 months ago

love this hike, have run it many times

Great hike, the vista is worth the hike up,lots of roots and rocks under foot

Really enjoyed this trail! Moderate elevation changes and great view from the top!

When you get to the top you will get that ‘WOW’ feeling! Many squirrels around. One kept coming to us and get our nuts! He didn’t seem to be afraid of human at all. He even climbed onto my back!

Nice hike and summit view close to Atlanta.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. Nothing difficult in regards to terrain changes. Nice view at the top. Excellent fall colors for mid November.

We would have loved to hike it, but Gus when we got there( as did many others) NO DOGS ALLOWED

Unfortunately when we arrived there, we found NO DOGS ALLOWED!!

Beautiful view, but no dogs allowed!!

We love this trail and would hike it again. Good natural trail surface and enough elevation change to be interesting. Lovely walk in the woods. Only problem now is we got.a dog and they’re not allowed.

Top view very nice , great Trail .

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail for all skill levels. Quiet and not crowded. Beautiful view at the top

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike - would not considerate this moderate - more like easy. 9 year son did this with no issue. View from the top is nice. Busy trails on a Sunday morning but not overcrowded.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with a beautiful view.

No dogs allowed!

A shaded, easy hike on a clear and maintained trail. Nice views from the top.

Really peaceful and safe!
I did the full hike and wouldn’t call it “moderate”...I’m used to hiking and this trail kicked my butt. I also had quite a few slips (and one big fall) on the crumbling rock and saw other hikers struggling to keep their footing too. I can’t imagine kiddos being able to do it, but maybe if you take your time ;)
Overall, a good, challenging hike—but a little dangerous when it gets steep.

We walked the loop with a break at the seats. It was 4.3 miles and definitely moderate. We enjoyed ourselves and saw people from toddler to elderly on the trail. Though would be nice if slower moving people would slide over so you can keep your pace but not a biggie.

No dogs are allowed (Pooh!) which is why I gave it a 3, but even without my sweet dog, it was nice. I believe there are only 2 trails on the south end of the lake that do allow dogs. With the popularity of this spot I can understand why no dogs but this area in general is just not dog friendly.

Great trail

Fun and easy hike. Well-marked. Great view. Lots of parking.

Clean, Quite, Loose Rock

Easy hike to the overlook. Be mindful of people climbing below you. There are about 10 routes the climbing is easy but people throw rocks over the edge all the time.

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