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Indian Seats Loop

 
 13 votes

3.9 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


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Singletrack

502' 153 m

Ascent

-502' -153 m

Descent

1,660' 506 m

High

1,212' 369 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Unknown

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A moderate trail with plenty of amazing views to reward you for your effort! It is especially stunning in the fall.

Heather Pruner

Overview

The Indian Seats Loop of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve is a moderate, breathtaking hike to an overlook of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A side trail at the highest point in the trail leads off to a wooden observation deck, plenty of rocky outcrops with their own picturesque views, and many trees to choose from for hammocking.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers
Family Friendly: A great loop with the option to length or shorten the hike depending on what your kids can handle.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

If you’re looking for a four-mile, moderate workout, begin at the visitor center and hike the loop clockwise. Or for a milder way to the top, take it counterclockwise. On the way up, peer past barred tunnels into old abandoned gold mines. The loop is four miles long with two parking lots to choose from and a few well-marked connector trails which allow you to customize your hike to the length and section that is right for your group.

The path is very well maintained and a great hike. The loop is well marked, and if you aren’t in the mood for the full four miles, take any of the connector trails to make it a bit shorter. The shortest possible way to get the view is by parking in the southern parking lot (not the visitor center’s lot), and take the trail counter-clockwise right up to the top. I recommend using the Yucca Trail - Yellow Blazes to make a small loop for yourself back to the parking lot.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve’s Indian Seats Trail is a breathtaking loop absolutely worth the visit. Be sure to stop by before the fall leaves are gone and bring the whole family in the fall to capture your holiday card photo with a backdrop of 20-miles of changing leaves between you and the North Georgia Mountains in the distance.

History & Background

At one time, the entire mountain was clear cut during mining operations. Go to the nature center on Spot Road for more info. Also, there is a sign at the top of the mountain describing its role in the Trail of Tears.

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Nov 24, 2017
Heather Pruner
Oct 14, 2017
Timothy Baker
Katya & Me 2mi — 1h 00m
Aug 12, 2017
William Lusby
3.9mi
Aug 6, 2017
Jennifer Tater
Beautiful overlook 5.1mi
Aug 6, 2017
Scott Tackett
Beautiful overlook 5.1mi
Aug 3, 2017
Sam Mullis
3.9mi
May 29, 2017
Mark Frank
Nice views looking north on a clear day. Trail is highly shaded throughout
Apr 7, 2017
Jeff S

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