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Pine Mountain Trail



23.3 mile 37.5 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable


Ascent: 3,001' 915 m
Descent: -2,751' -838 m
High: 1,351' 412 m
Low: 961' 293 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)


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A 23 mile point-to-point trail that follows the Pine Mountain ridge in west-central Georgia.

Tony Gayda

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife


This long trail features beautiful woods, several stream crossings, interesting rock outcroppings, as well as scenic views.

Need to Know

Many people like to take the trail from east to west. In other words, from the WJSP-TV tower parking lot to the Callaway Gardens Country Store. The benefit of this approach is that you can stop in the restaurant and enjoy a hot meal afterwards. Please note that there are many side trails off of the main trail. Be sure to follow the blue blaze to remain on the main trail.

Runner Notes

This is a trail that many individuals run on their own for training purposes. There are also official trail races that are scheduled at different times during the year.


Start the trail either from the Callaway Gardens Country Store or the WJSP-TV tower parking lot. It is a beautiful and well maintained twenty three mile long trail that is marked with wooden trail signs and blue blazes the entire way. The trail features beautiful woods, several stream crossings, interesting rock outcroppings as well as scenic views. Wild turkey and deer are commonly spotted by visitors making their way along the trail.

The trail is located inside the Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park and requires a daily use fee for parking. There are also sixteen designated campsites along the trail that can be reserved by contacting the Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park office.

There is also an active Pine Mountain Trail Association that exists to preserve and promote the trail and offers a wealth of helpful information as well as trail maps.

Flora & Fauna

During the spring you may find flowering azalea bushes, dogwood trees, mountain laurel and rhododendron.

History & Background

Most of the land that the Pine Mountain Trail covers once belonged to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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"Ferney" the big pine tree. It is big, but not sure of it's significance.
Jan 9, 2016 near Manchester, GA
Cascade Falls in the winter.
Jan 9, 2016 near Manchester, GA
A rocky section of the Pine Mountain Trail.
Jan 9, 2016 near Manchester, GA
Plane crash memorial near Dowdell Knob Loop.
Jan 9, 2016 near Pine Mo…, GA
Eastern Terminus mile marker 23
Sep 25, 2019 near Manchester, GA
Western Terminus of the Pine Mountain Trail mile marker 0
Sep 25, 2019 near Pine Mo…, GA

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