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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  • August 8, 2017
    Great for all activity levels, start on the far side if you want a short hike, start from the visitor's center if you would like a more challenging hike. Or there is a whole new section to try.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Great trail to walk or run. Nice view at the top with a place to rest, if needed. I believe it is a 500+ foot elevation gain but doable for active kids and most semi-active adults.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Thanks to some ahead thinking residents and Forsyth County, this a beautiful spot. The trails ands views are great. It is good spot just to sit and relax. Well worth your time to see and enjoy.  more »

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