Indian Seats Trail Loop

MODERATE 345 reviews

Indian Seats Trail Loop is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cumming, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

trail running
23 days ago

love this hike, have run it many times

27 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike and summit view close to Atlanta.

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Beautiful view, but no dogs allowed!!

1 month ago

Top view very nice , great Trail .

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

Easy hike with a beautiful view.

2 months ago

No dogs allowed!

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

no dogs allowed....?!

4 months ago

Love this hike. The view is spectacular and the hazy mountain tops are a treat to the eyes!

4 months ago

Great trails for families. One of my favorite ones.

hiking
4 months ago

Wonderful trail with a great view. Felt safe the entire time. Only saw a few people. Just make sure you follow the signs carefully or you might end up in a different parking lot.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic easy hike. Doing the whole loop gives a decent workout. Shaded. Beautiful view at the observation deck, as well as boulders to climb around.

hiking
5 months ago

No dogs allowed...

hiking
5 months ago

Great family hike! Amazing view from the top.

hiking
5 months ago

A decent hike that has a gradual increase in elevation. We are late 30's and early 40's. Wear your hiking boots as the rocks are plenty and so are the tree roots. You would be fine in sneakers but boots will really protect your ankles if you step wrong and your toes when you hit a root or rock. There were people of all ages on the trail from 2 years old to 75. We did the Indian Seats Trail and on the way down took the Yucca portion which connects to the Indian Seats. All told we did 4.3 miles in just about 2 hours at a steady pace and a 15 minute stop at the top. We did this hike on June 23rd at 9:00 AM. There was plenty of tree cover from the sun the entire way and a very nice breeze at the top. I would suggest doing this as soon as the park opens in the summer time because it will get quite hot. Great start to the day.

5 months ago

well maintained and not too crowded if you go at the right time. Beautiful overlook

6 months ago

Nice little North Atlanta hike. The trail is well-maintained and the views are great from the top. Indian Seats are cool. Not too crowded but we started early.

hiking
6 months ago

An awesome trail just minutes outside of Cumming.

hiking
6 months ago

Enjoyed this..beginning hiker..views at the observation deck were great. Not a lot of people on the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

The best quick hike for the view there is.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a fun trail. Not super crowded. Not too difficult. Well worth the view.

7 months ago

beautiful views

hiking
7 months ago

Fair hike for a great view. Well worth it!

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