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Pine Mountain Trail

 4.5 (12)

19.7 Miles 31.8 Kilometers


96%

Runnable

2,037' 621 m

Ascent

-1,785' -544 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

1,344' 410 m

High

953' 290 m

Low

Shared By Tony Gayda

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

Tony Gayda

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

Overview

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.

Description

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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Apr 22, 2018
Paul Forte
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Jennifer Hawkins
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  4.5 from 12 votes

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Coming from way out of town, alone. What're the chances of getting a ride back to the other end after running the length either way? Mar 16, 2018
Had a great run of this beautiful trail on 4 April. I started at the car on the west end parking lot, garmin said 23.99 miles. Everything I read said don't drink the water along the trail, and ran out of liquid three miles from the end. I was able to thumb a ride back to the start! Would like to run it both ways, but that would take a full resupply at the turn around, and maybe an intermediate bag drop. Apr 15, 2018

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