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.

2017 Guided Moonlight Hikes
(West Trailhead)
Date  Meeting Time  Departure Time 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:15pm 5:30pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 5:00pm 5:15pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:00pm 7:15pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:30pm 7:45pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:15pm 7:30pm
Friday, June 9, 2017 7:45pm 8:00pm
Sunday, July 9, 2017 8:00pm 8:15pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 7:30pm 7:45pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:15pm 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:15pm 6:30pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017 6:30pm 6:45pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 (Super Moon) 4:45pm 5:00pm

Additional Guided Hikes 
Date Meeting Time  Departure Time 
Saturday, March 4, 2017
(Mayor Matt’s March Mountain March)
 10:45am  11am
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
(Fireworks Watch)
8:15pm 8:30pm