Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide - Pine Mountain, W4G/HC-036

Drive Guide - Pine Mountain from Atlanta

  • Duration: 0:45 from Atlanta
  • Google Maps URL from I-285 at 33.91819, -84.33747: https://goo.gl/maps/GIqvp
  • Seasonal/Limited Access: Year-round, all weather.
  • Directions:
    • I-285 West
    • I-75 North
    • Exit 288 for GA-113. Turn Right. Go 0.1
    • Turn Right onto Komatsu Drive. Go 0.1
    • There are no restrooms in the parking area, and the trail is too public to make your own.
  • Food
    • Last McDonalds: When you exit I-75, instead of turning R, turn L and go 1/3 mile.

Trail Guide

  • Duration: 1.3 miles 0:50 up; 0:35 down
  • Navigation
    • Cartersville publishes a brochure about the area at http://www.cityofcartersville.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/570 .
    • There are posts with arrows at each intersection. However, some posts have only colored arrows. The color matches the color on the map. If you print the map in black-and-white, you’ve got a problem!
    • If you didn’t bring a color-printed map, just take the right-most trail at each intersection, going up from the west parking lot.
      • Do not turn L at the wide path with a boulder in the middle of it.
      • R onto purple loop (purple arrows point both directions at a T).
      • R on orange trail
      • R on marked/signed trail to summit
  • Trailhead altitude: 792’ @ parking @ 34.17534, -84.75366
  • Summit altitude: 1562’
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Pine Mountain west parking lot = 34.17534, -84.75366
    • Beginning of Red Trail = 34.17841, -84.74715
    • Summit = 34.17680, -84.74500
    • GPX

Summit Guide

  • Hang antenna from tree: Low trees near summit. May have to zigzag your wire.
  • Space to guy mast: Yes. I bungeed mine to a crooked tree.
  • Cell coverage: Good.

Plan-B Candidates

  • Kennesaw Mountain, Vineyard Mountain