Sawnee Mountain – Cherokee Seats

atlanta datingFor the most part, this is a hiking date. There is a nice visitors center with a nice deck overlooking a garden area, and a really nice kids nature themed play area, and also there is a canopy walk for the daring.

Just about a ¼ mile up the trail is a neat what they refer to as a tree house. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic, especially if you have kids on your date. This gives them a neat place to explore prior to continuing the hike.

The hike is around 3 miles total in and out. The end of the hike is and area known as Cherokee Seats. Cherokee Seats are large boulders extending out off a steep drop off, and as the story goes, this is a spot were Cherokee Indian Chiefs held regular meetings, and ceremonies.

At the end of the hike is an excellent view. The look out view is looking toward the west, which makes for the perfect sunset view. There are also enough perfect sitting spots on large boulders with a great view perfect for just watching a perfect sunset, taking pictures, and or the perfect romantic picnic. There is also a nice overlook platform for viewing.

The main gate closes at dark, so if you want to catch the sunset, you can enter from a area other than the visitors center, or just park outside the visitors center main gate. It’s not unusual to see a few folks at the top as evening rolls in enjoying the perfect sunset.

 

Address: (2 different entrance points)
Visitor Center and Parking
4075 Spot Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

Tribble Gap Parking
2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone (770) 781-2217
Website with trail maps

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