Pine Mountain Trail

MODERATE 428 reviews

Pine Mountain Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately 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
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
623 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

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.

hiking
2 days ago

Very nice trail. A bit rocky so wear good shoes or boots. The left (teal) Trail is rockier and steeper incline to the overlook. We added the East Loop for a full 5 miles. You get to climb twice

hiking
25 days ago

Great somewhat easy to moderate trail with a nice incline. Be safe during wet weather as rocks are slippery.

hiking
29 days ago

Good hike, if you start the west loop going to the left it’s a steeper climb , the right side its an gradual elevation. Regardless good either side.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, beautiful summit. Be careful of snakes, I stepped on a garter snake.

hiking
1 month ago

We are beginners and had a rough hike up... it’s pretty steep in some places, but once we got to the top it was definitely worth it... great view, a nice place to chill and catch your breath and take some pics... the hike down is quick and easy and we sometimes caught ourself in a little run because of the steepness of it... but it was a really good time, this weather was amazing, go now!

1 month ago

Nice workout

1 month ago

Very pretty and enjoyable hike.

1 month ago

Very challenging and love the hike

hiking
3 months ago

Liked the hike, but could have been marked better along the way how far away you’re from the parking lot, etc.

hiking
3 months ago

A good alternative to Kennesaw Mtn, which gets crowded at times. I like the more strenuous trails and this one provides a good workout. Nice view from top. East loop can also be used for MTB, but you better be in good shape.

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent trail. Completed both the east and west loops, as well as all side trails. This made it an enjoyable 8.5 miles in all. Nice mix of elevation changes that provided a real workout. Well-marked and maintained. Highly recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, well marked and easy to add distance for a more challenging hike. Pay attention (or snap a pic) of the trailhead map to help plan your course. Moderate fits the trail well, with its rising and falling inclination and weaving course.

4 months ago

Nice, short, family-friendly hike. Easy parking and lots of people. We hammocked near the summit and enjoyed a lazy afternoon.

4 months ago

I did both loops today and that pushes it past moderate.

4 months ago

Walk along the creek on the east loop nice and peaceful

5 months ago

Local favorite.

hiking
5 months ago

I hike a lot. That said, the double loop is sneaky challenging. Great hike and i like that there is the connected, figure 8 loop (East and West). You can decide to do more or less distance depending on how you feel mid hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views from the top! Nice trail.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

I love this trail!! It is right off of 75 and the hike burns some calories going up to the summit. Nice summit but I would recommend going early especially if it is nice outside to avoid crowds.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, I like to hike both sides for burning calories. The view at the top is nice. Highly used trail, you will not be alone put there.

hiking
7 months ago

Initially my thoughts were bothered by how busy the trail was for an early Saturday morning but once I got going I was pleased with the challenges presented on the trail. It is rated moderate but honestly there are quite a few portions of the trail that are rather difficult. There are so many craggy rocks and tree roots throughout that without proper footwear it’ll be too hard to navigate. Enjoyed it and will do it again.

hiking
7 months ago

Went on this hike this morning with one of my friends. I am out of shape right now, but I am working on getting better. We hiked both loops and while it was a workout, it was worth it. It was busy, especially coming from the west trailhead as many people just come to do the quick hike to summit for the view. Definitely go if you are in the area.

7 months ago

really busy trail, but we'll worth it for the views at the top

8 months ago

Great view, but the East loop is better in my opinion. Very rocky/tons of roots, but not too strenuous.

hiking
8 months ago

I love taking my pups on this trail so much! It’s definitely one of my regulars; the view is amazing and it’s never too crowded when I go there. Pretty cool that they do tour guides Saturday mornings!

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike and beautiful view at the top!

hiking
9 months ago

my husband and i love this place!! we bring his daughters and get a good workout with a beautiful treat at the top. you can see the Atlanta skyline.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice view from the overlook and decent workout doing both loops.

hiking
10 months ago

It was a moderate hike with a great view of Cartersville. The trail was not much to speak of but the view was worth the hike.

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