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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  • We go here for hiking pretty often. It's a bit challenging depending on which path you choose, but once you are on top of the mountain the view is amazing, especially during fall colors. Make sure you...  more »
  • I absolutely love visiting the Sawnee Mountain Preserve, in northeast Cumming, GA. Great for a picnic. Wonderful nature trails. The reserve is separated into two parts by Bettis Tribble Gap Road. Sinc...  more »
  • Excellent place to hike or walk. The trails are well maintained and the views are lovely. There are areas to picnic and clean bathroom facilities.  more »

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