Trail of Knowledge  LbNA # 33198

Placed DateMay 8 2007
LocationCumming, GA
Planted ByClan of 10    
Found By ARosaryAngel
Last Found Sep 16 2007
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2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040

Sawnee Mountain Preserve has three hiking trails on the preserve – Yucca, Laurel and Indian Seats – full of hardwoods and native yuccas, laurels and azaleas. But perhaps the biggest draw to the park are the 3 natural rock indentions known as the Indian seats – the rock “chairs” where Cherokee Indian Chief Sawnee and his council members are said to have once sat while looking over the land below. The highest point of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve stands at 2,000 feet above sea level and has some beautiful scenic views of the North Georgia.


Rating: Easy, very gentle terrain.

Take 400 north to exit 14. Follow Hwy 20 into downtown Cumming and then turn right on Tribble-Gap Road. Travel past Christ the King Lutheran Church on Bettis-Tribble Gap Rd and the entrance to the park is about two-and-a-half miles on the right. Go to the bus parking area and locate the bus parking sign closest to the playground and follow that path. Continue down the path a little way and bear left just past the “7 trunked” tree (the tree is a swamp white oak) which will be a lesser traveled path, go approximately 40 paces and bear right onto the old road bed, follow it to the old mine shaft. Once you find the old mine shaft opening, stand with your back to the opening and proceed forward (approximately 35 paces) taking the left fork in the path and you should find a “U” tree on your left. The “Trail of Knowledge” is planted inside this tree. Please be gentle with this old tree.