Hike Pine Mt. Trail near Callaway Gardens

Hiking the Pine Mountain Trail

This well-maintained trail is rated one of the best trail systems in Georgia. This main trail and connecting loops, that crosses and follows the Pine Mountain ridge in west central Georgia, is inside the Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park and near Callaway Gardens.

We will be hiking the Wolf Den Loop: (6.7 miles) This is considered one of the most beautiful stretches of trail in the Southeast and is the most popular section of trail. Wolfden hike to Cascade Falls, you'll cross over water 13 times, using stepping stones along with three bridges. We will take a break at Cascade Falls, hike up to the top of the Wolfden cave cliff and hike out along the ridge for great views of the mountains.

Directions from Atlanta:

Take I-85 South to I-185 towards Columbus GA. Take exit 42 left turn onto US-27 towards Pine Mt. Turn left onto GA-354 E. for about 2.5 miles, Right turn at the stone bridge onto GA-190. FDR state park office will be on your left.

The Pine Mountain Trail is within FDR State Park. FDR, like all state parks requires a daily use fee for parking anywhere within the park. Annual Georgia Park Passes are good at all state parks such as FDR and can be checked out at your local library.

We will be driving to the entry point at the parking lot near the WJSP-TV tower on Alt US 85w just north of Ga 190.

Car Pool: we will meet at Loehman's Plaza at 9:00am...in front of Loehman's  2490 Briarcliff Road Northeast Atlanta, GA 30329.   Please indicate in the question section if you plan on meeting at the carpool or at the park.

Dinner after the hike at San Marcos Mexican Restaurant, 352 S Main Ave, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. 

What to bring:
Money for dinner after the hike
Lunch or snack for break
Water
Good hiking shoes
Good Attitude

For questions please email Roxann Ortmann [masked]

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  • Sue

    Great hiking weather, great group, good to be out on the trail.

    January 19, 2014

    • Toni H.

      Thanks. Get u some! I'm completely sold on them.

      January 19, 2014

  • Dr. B.

    This is a beautiful trail on a beautiful sunny day. Thanks for sharing the day with me.

    January 18, 2014

  • Toni H.

    Great hike & great company!

    January 18, 2014

  • Toni H.

    Nice time. Great hike.

    January 18, 2014

  • Beverly

    Nice day for a hike!

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great trail.

    January 18, 2014

  • Toni H.

    K. I will be in a Subaru Forester w/SC tags.

    January 18, 2014

    • Sue

      Are you here - we are in a silver toyota corolla in front of Loehmann's

      January 18, 2014

  • Toni H.

    What questions are there?

    January 17, 2014

    • Dr. B.

      Will explain later...see you at the carpool at 9am...we are leaving Norcross at 8:30am ...my # is[masked]

      January 18, 2014

  • Toni H.

    My phone isn't working. You'll just have to e-mail me. Worked 12 yesterday & today so no time to stop at verizon. It's not picking up a signal. Oh well.

    January 17, 2014

  • Antoinette S.

    I have a previous hike scheduled...hope everyone has fun

    January 17, 2014

  • Janet G

    I will have to drop out unfortunately as I don't doubt the car pool site near Cumberland is secure but I would have planned to pay my way and ride with another therefore leaving my car at the site for many hours. Cameras, no parking signs and tow trucks are all nearby as I have experienced my vehicle being both towed and booted. For the future how about the park n ride off Chastain Road by I75 and I 575 or some other site in the Marietta area?

    January 17, 2014

    • Dr. B.

      I went to call you but you never answered the questions...leaving your cell # so please call me[masked] home #

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will meet y'all at the park!! Looking forward to my first hike with the group!

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving from Marietta. If anyone wants to start a car pool from this side of town, let me know. Thanks!

    January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Marietta would great for me too!! Thanks!!

      January 15, 2014

    • Beverly

      I will meet at the park. Thanks.

      January 15, 2014

  • Terrie S.

    I just read the meeting location for the car pool. Being on the west side of town, I think I should just plan to drive straight there. May not be going home after the hike so I will meet everyone at Roosevelt.

    January 14, 2014

    • Roxann

      Terrie, there are at least 3 people south of Woodstock. Robin, Beverly and John were looking to carpool. You can contact them through this meet-up site.

      January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning, after map questing the car pool site, I realized I will driving 1 hour north just to come back 1 hour south. So I am going to meet y'all at the park. Is there a contact number? I am really looking forward to my first Meet up hike!!

    January 14, 2014

    • Dr. B.

      Roxanne will send out contact info after she closes out the trip...my cell is[masked] but I'm meeting the Atlanta car pool.

      January 14, 2014

    • Roxann

      You can contact Robin or Beverly through this meet-up site, they live in Marietta if you want to carpool.

      January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, Thank you Barbara!!!

    January 14, 2014

  • Toni H.

    I can drive & have a NP pass for parking. We're meeting at No Druid Hills & Briarcliff @ 9am right?

    January 13, 2014

    • Dr. B.

      Perfect...I'm glad you wrote something as you were the only one so far that did not answer the questions with the sign up so I had no clue. There should be 5 at the car pool and 6 at the park...but its only Monday and this will change before Sat.

      January 13, 2014

  • Ron

    I sure hate missing this one....I have another meet up commitment same day.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join the car pool. I can drive or ride either one.

    January 13, 2014

  • Ron

    This sounded SOooogood....I just knew I must have a conflict...don't know how I'm going to work this out....stay tuned !!!

    January 12, 2014

  • Janet G

    How secure is this plaza from towing/booting as it has happened to me elsewhere?

    January 3, 2014

    • Dr. B.

      Very secure...it is a shopping center with activity going all day. More secure than the CRNA parks. I wouldn't leave anything too valuable in the car. Some people tell me they prefer to leave their cars unlocked in public parks so people can TRY to steal (nothing to steal) and don't break windows. I'm not the least bit concerned.

      January 3, 2014

  • Tom C.

    Can't go... going to my son graduation in the morning.

    December 8, 2013

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