This Georgia Hike Will Lead You Past Abandoned Ruins To Sweeping Mountain Views

Get out and be one with nature.
Indian Seats Hiking Trail Near Atlanta Has Incredible Views For Miles At Summit

Georgians could be considered lucky when it comes to the number of scenic adventures they have to explore in the state. From top to bottom, you're sure to find at least one trail that tickles your fancy and suits your needs. Indian Seats Hiking Trail outside of Atlanta will give you miles of views at its summit and take you past abandoned ruins.

Indian Seats Trail at Sawnee Mountain Preserve may look like your average mountain trail hike, but you'll pass abandoned gold mines and be lead to a huge natural rock formation that gives you sky-high views of Georgia's natural beauty. 

Narcity contacted the Sawnee Mountain Preserve visitor center, who says that depending on how long you're wanting to hike for, there are two different trailheads to choose from.

You can start from the Sawnee Mountain Visitor Center and take the trail out and back on a 4-mile round trip hike for a longer, more intense outdoor adventure.

Editor's Choice:6 Affordable Waterfront Airbnbs You Can Escape To This Fall In Georgia

For those just looking for the quick trip to incredible views, take the Triple Gap trailhead that's only .7 miles from the top for a little short cut.

No matter where you choose to start, the top of the trail is one-of-a-kind. The summit will give you sweeping views of the North Georgia Mountains for miles.

This specific Georgia trail is a popular one once fall comes around because the fall foliage you see from the summit is breathtaking.

It's a perfect spot for photoshoots when sweater weather season rolls in. Imagine standing at the top, backdropped by a sea of red, yellow, and orange. That's sure to step up your Instagram game.

During your hike up, you'll pass the abandoned gold mines that are now barred up. You can peep between the bars and see what used to be.

Signs throughout the park will help you learn about the area and its history. You can also find an adorablefairy trail tucked away here.

This trail is the perfect solo morning hike workout or could be a great way for you to just get out of the house to explore nature with an amazing payoff. 

Indian Seats Trail at Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Price: Free

Address: 4075 Spot Rd., Cumming, GA

Why You Need To Go: This trail will give you both a history lesson and amazing views at its summit.  

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

More from Narcity

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...