Hike Pine Mountain

    4.6
    4.5 miles  - Loop Trail

    Added by Nick Tort

    Get a great workout and taken in stunning views of Allatoona Lake from the summit of Pine Mountain.

    The Pine Mountain Trail winds and climbs its way to awesome summit views, along massive granite outcrops and serene forest. Hike over wooden bridges, across sparkling streams, past misty waterfalls & rock outcroppings, varied forest, scenic overlooks, & leaping deer. This local gem is tucked away near Cartersville (under 40 miles from midtown Atlanta). 

    Take the West Spur Trail out of the Pine Mountain Trail west trailhead, then turn right onto West Loop Trail at 0.2 mile. You will climb up a series of switchbacks before turning right onto East Pass Trail at one mile, followed by another right onto Summit Overlook Trail.

    Enjoy views of Allatoona Lake and Atlanta from the summit. Pack a lunch and have a picnic or find some trees to sling a hammock – this trail is rated as one of the top place sin GA to enjoy from the sweet saddle of a hammock.

    When you're ready to descend, stay on Summit Overlook Trail, then turn right onto East Pass Trail, which will lead you to another lookout point along the way. At 1.45 miles, turn right onto East Loop Trail, taking you across Cooper Branch Creek. You will gain some elevation again, providing more views of the lake, then intersect with East Pass Trail. Turn right here, and continue on to West Loop Trail, where you take another right. Finally, at 4.35 miles you will turn right onto West Spur Trail to return to the trailhead.

    Many locals use this area for trail running, family outings and dog-walking. 

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    over 3 years ago

    Great View

    Currently walking down from the overlook and man what a sight to see! We chose to hike the west loop trail with a good amount of switch backs! Worth it though

    Nature

    This was a definite success in my book. Great work out as well as a great moment in nature. Def should check this place out!

    almost 4 years ago

    Awesome View

    This is a great hike! The trail is well marked and maintained and the view from the top in unbeatable. Not too challenging and the rocks at the top are the perfect place to rest and snack before you head back down.

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    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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