Burnt Mountain Preserve Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Burnt Mountain Preserve Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 western 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.

2 days ago

The white marker trail is more like 3 miles than the advertised 2 miles. Very steep hike on the back half. You'll pay to see the river/creek at the half way point. Moderate/Difficult

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent short hike, especially the steep incline in the last quarter mile helps to get your heart rate up.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

As others have stated, the trail is steep and challenging (perhaps why it's named the champion trail). It takes time to descend to the creek without slipping. If you're not one who frequents inclines, then this could pose a problem. If you're cautious and watching your step then it is no problem. Should you barrel through with the intent of mastering the trail within a half hour then you're not going to have a good time. Be patient, enjoy nature, and challenge yourself - that's what this trail is all about.

hiking
3 months ago

Did the champion trail loop. Nice view of surrounding mountains in winter. Can't say peaceful stroll except at the bottom along the creek bed. Steep and slippery in places going down and relentless, heart-pounding climb back up. Steep and leaves make it slippery and hard to see roots or rocks.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Leaves make for a slippery downhill on the yellow trail but it's a challenging and pretty hike. I'll be back.

hiking
7 months ago

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7 months ago

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!

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7 months ago

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9 months ago

this is a great trail for those who want a peaceful hike with nature as your only company.

9 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice.

11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Decent outing.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

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.