Pine Mountain Recreation Area

Pine Mountain Recreation Area
Update: Mayor Matt's Hike on Saturday, March 14th has been changed from 10am to 11am (meet at the trailhead at 10:45).

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.

2015 Guided Moonlight Hikes
(West Trailhead)
Meeting Time
Departure Time
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
5:15pm 5:30pm
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6pm 6:15pm
Saturday, April 4, 2015
7:15pm 7:30pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 7:45pm 8pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
8pm 8:15pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
8pm 8:15pm
Friday, July 31, 2015
(Blue Moon)
8pm 8:15pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015 7:30pm 7:45pm
Sunday, September 27, 2015
(Super Moon)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
4:45pm 5pm
Friday, December 25, 2015 4:45pm 5pm

Additional Guided Hikes
Meeting Time
Departure Time
Saturday, March 14, 2015
(Mayor Matt’s March Mountain March)


Saturday, April 25, 2015
(Mountain Laurel Walk)
(East Trailhead)


Saturday, June 21, 2015
(Summer Solstice)

Saturday, July 4, 2015
(Fireworks Watch)

Sunday, December 22, 2015
(Winter Solstice)