Pine Mountain Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
There are two loops connecting Pine Mountain - the East Loop and the West Loop, 4.31 miles total with scenic views. This is a rugged and challenging hike that reaches 1,562 feet above sea level. Once you reach the top of this mountain you will be at the highest point in the City of Cartersville.
Hiked the West Loop and waited to watch the beautiful sunset.
More strenuous than anticipated, but a rewarding experience. Make sure to go to the overlook. It's worth the extra effort and a good spot to hydrate and eat a power bar.
We did the West loop. We chose the switchbacks to the right from the parking lot and it's pretty much up hill for 1.25 miles. I believe you gain about 700 feet or so of elevation in a mile but the switchbacks make that really manageable for even us novices. The view at the top is so worth the effort. A really nice 2 hour hike.
Beautiful views, plenty of parking and a great work out!
I really enjoyed this trail with my dog. The trails are marked with blue paint on the trees which is really helpful, but there were a few trails off the main one that didn't have the length marked and so I didn't know if I had time or energy to go down those paths. The map in the front probably had all that info, but once you are on the trail how are you supposed to know?
Pine mountain has 4 main trails to pick from. Two are on the west side and two are on the east side. The red trail on the west side is easier in the last rocky. The white trail on the east side is harder and shorter. You can also on the east side walk from Pine Mountain to Cooper's furnace. There is so much you can do with Pine Mountain it's a great way to spend a nice day outside!
Did the right side of the trail, will come back and do the left.
Both loops are great, noticed some slight differences at the entrance (I think the one off the interstate has more parking options). Fun hike, good views of Alatoona lake
I've only dont the West loop so far this trail is not 2.3 that is the east loop west loop is 1.5 then theres a few connectors ive posted pics above its a lot of huffing and puffing but the look out is AMAZING the West loop is off exit 288 on 75 north the East loop is near coopers furnace theres adequate markings and signs but be prepared to work out and sweat!