Sawnee Mountain Preserve, Cumming

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Sawnee Mountain is a low mountain between the piedmont and Appalachian foothills of the U.S. state of Georgia, north of Atlanta. The name Sawnee Mountain actually refers to the entire ridge of approximately five miles (8 km) in length. At its summit, the elevation is 1946ft above mean sea level, and is roughly 750ft above the surrounding terrain. The Sawnee Mountain range runs southwest to northeast, and consists of five knolls and three gaps (Chamblee, Sawnee, and Bettes). Located only a few miles north of Cumming, Georgia (the county seat), the mountain is easily the highest point in Forsyth county. One of the highest peaks of metro Atlanta, it nudges out its prominently known neighbors Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain by a hundred or so feet each. However, Sawnee is in the far northern exurbs, putting it in third place behind Bear Mountain and Pine Log Mountain to the west.
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  • The preserve is a great area for the family to spend the afternoon. You can hike the mountain or explore around the visitors center. My daughter enjoyed the small library. We also feed ducks, turtles ...  more »
  • Sawnee Mountain is always a good quick hike if all you need is to stretch your legs a bit or are taking little ones along. If you want to do some training it’s an easy loop with alternative routes to ...  more »
  • really nice place to go for a few hours and climb ,see vistas ,natural beauty occasional animals ,get some exercise  more »

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