Pine Mountain Recreation Area

There are two loops connecting Pine Mountain - the East Loop and the West Loop. This is a rugged and challenging hike that reaches 1,562 feet above sea level. Once you reach the top of this mountain you will be at the highest point in the City of Cartersville.

This land is part of 13,000 acres that was the original site of Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Empire.

Pine Mountain Recreation Area now includes a connector to the US Army Corps of Engineers Cooper's Furnace Trail.

The trail is open daily for hiking. Mountain biking is allowed on Wednesday and Saturday on the East Loop only. Bikers must wear a helmet and follow the color-directional signs for those days.

East Loop Directions: I-75 to Exit 290, east on GA Highway 20, right at traffic light onto GA Spur 20, continue approximately four miles. The East Loop Trailhead access and parking area are on the right, just past Bartow Beach Road.

West Loop Directions: I-75 Exit 288, east on Main Street, at the end of Main Street turn right and the West Loop Trailhead access and parking area is on the left.

Pine Mountain Brochure
Pine Mountain and Cooper's Furnace Trail Network

Organized Hikes

Come hike with us in the full moonlight on Pine Mountain.

2018 Guided Moonlight Hikes
(West Trailhead)
Date  Meeting Time  Departure Time 
Monday, January 1 (Super Moon) 4:30pm 4:45pm
Wednesday, January 31 5:30pm 5:45pm
Thursday, March 1 5:30pm 5:45pm
Saturday, March 31 7:15pm 7:30pm
Sunday, April 29 7:00pm 7:15pm
Tuesday, May 29 7:45pm 8:00pm
Thursday, June 28 8:15pm 8:30pm
Friday, July 27 7:45pm 8:00pm
Sunday, August 26 7:30pm 7:45pm
Monday, September 24 6:45pm 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 24 6:15pm 6:30pm
Friday, November 23 5:15pm 5:30pm
Saturday, December 22 4:45pm 5:00pm
 Monday, January 21, 2019 5:45pm 6:00pm

Additional Guided Hikes 
Date Meeting Time  Departure Time 
Saturday, March 3
(Mayor Matt’s March Mountain March)
9:45am  10am
Wednesday, July 4  (Fireworks Watch) 8:15pm 8:30pm