Located just 45 minutes north of the city, Sawnee Mountain Preserve is an ideal destination for a day trip into the countryside. Three miles of hiking trails lead to the top of Sawnee Mountain offering spectacular views of the North Georgia Mountains in the distance. A natural rock formation, called Indian Seats for their possible use as a ceremonial grounds for Native Americans, is interesting for its historical and geological features. The trails are easily accessible and appropriate for both seasoned and novice hikers. There's also a playground, visitor center and pavilions for picnicking. A unique Tree Top Canopy Walk is the site of programs once a month. For information on program offerings, give the park a call before you head out. Also note that there are two parking areas with trailhead access: 4075 Spot Road, and 2500 Bettis Tribble Gap Road.