Pine Mountain Summit via West Loop

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Cartersville, Georgia

Pine Mountain Summit via West Loop is a 3.4 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cartersville, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 km Elevation Gain: 190 m Route Type: Loop

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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.

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rocky
1 day ago

Great UPHILL trail. Parking area is really “sketchy” tons of trash and crowded. But that was expected as it is so close to I75.

Got attacked by a swarm of termites at the overlook. Might give it a couple weeks before going up there..!

Great trail! Definitely make sure you have proper hiking or trail running shoes for the mountain. Elevation change can really wear someone out who is not use to a lot of cardio in a matter of minutes. Some big steps on rocks, but nothing too strenuous. Definitely a busy trail in the morning and moderate throughout the day. The view at the end is worth the experience! Will definitely be back again!

hiking
8 days ago

Started backwards but was a great hike

hiking
10 days ago

Short hike up at only a little over a mile to the summit. Great views. Keep your eyes on the trail as this 3ft copperhead crosses right in front of us.

rocky
16 days ago

This trail is open! Short but a good work out. The overlook was nice but super crowded today. Probably doesn't help that most of the trails in GA are still closed. There was plenty of parking and a port-a-john available. Trail blazes start after you get to the bridge. Follow the blue blazes (trail to the left of marker 0.0 mi) for one option to get to the overlook or the red blazes (to the right of 0.0 mile marker).

Great trail. Didn’t see many people, very well marked, and a nice view at the top.

Trail was open. For the most part, people maintained their distance, BUT go extra early if you want to avoid people.

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rocky
1 month ago

IT IS OPEN!! Great trail, be sure to take a picture of the map at the beginning, you won’t be sorry. A few muddy spots but nothing you couldn’t get around.

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rocky
1 month ago

Well marked, some rocky switchbacks where AllTrails map helped. Nice view, great quick hike close to Atlanta’s northern burbs

1 month ago

Good leg stretcher trail to maintain your "mountain cardio" fitness. Way overcrowded at present due to the Covid 19 situation, but I suppose people need to get out.

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muddy
2 months ago

It was a great hike with with the dogs and got some much needed exercise. it started to rain but it was worth getting wet.

hiking
2 months ago

Really pretty trail but extremely crowded. We came here to escape the crowds at Kennesaw Mtn due to quarantine. But we did not find solitude. It is a beautiful area which we will return to when the crowds aren’t so bad

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rocky
2 months ago

We had a great hike today. We were attempting to keep with social distancing however, it was pretty crowded on the trail.

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

5 minutes from the parking lot after crossing a bridge and getting through some mud you will come to the loop head marked with an elevation. consider going counter-clockwise to the summit and come back down the same way for a nicer grade and less obstacles

hiking
2 months ago

Good spot for Full Moon hike

Good elevation change. Rocky but doable trail. Observation point allows you to see all the way to Atlanta.

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scramble
2 months ago

Very nice trail. Steady moderate ascent with lots of switchbacks and rocks. Recommend hiking shoes. Definitely go to the overlook, the view is worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for you and your dogs, very rocky but well marked trail. The view at the top is nice and a great place to spend a few minutes just hanging out. We didn’t have any trouble following the markers, it was very wet the day we went and most of the leaves had been washed away. Pretty easy climb but glad for my boots.

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rocky
3 months ago

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3 months ago

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muddy
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