Pinnacle Knob Warwoman Dell Recreation Area, GA
miles
LENGTH 8.6 MILES
DIFFICULTY 12.6 Medium
DURATION 3-5 hours
ELEVATION GAIN
1830
feet
TRAIL TYPE
There And
Back Again
Pinnacle Knob

Take a journey along the Bartram Trail, passing two impressive waterfalls before ascending Pinnacle Knob to breathtaking views. Keep it interesting on this feature rich north Georgia hike that delivers something for everyone.

There are two parking areas at Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. This page begins at the second larger one at the end of the road. The Bartram Trail descends from above the parking lot, leaving the road halfway between the two parking lots. Just follow the yellow blazed trail.

Cross Warwoman Road, heading up Becky Branch to arrive at Becky Branch Falls in a quarter mile. At the time of writing this there were several downed trees that are easy enough to get over but may prove a challenge for small children or those with mobility issues.

Leave the falls, continuing uphill before dropping back down before reaching a mile, then staying level until you reach Martin Creek Falls at mile 2. Just before and after the second waterfall the trail makes sharp right turns at an open area, designated by yellow blazes with arrows pointing the way.

The Martin Creek Falls double waterfall is much larger and more powerful than the first. Many people choose to end the hike here, as described in Becky Branch and Martin Creek Falls. If continuing on, the hike begins it's main ascent to Pinnacle Knob from here.

The trail climbs at a constant rate of just over 500 feet/mile until it reaches the summit of Pinnacle Knob at 4.3 miles in. At mile 3.4 make sure to turn left onto the lime green blazed Pinnacle Knob Trail. At the summit a large bare rock area provides spectacular 180° views. A short trail behind the view heads up a few feet to the actual summit and campsite.

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Details
length8.6 miles
difficulty12.6 Medium
duration3 - 5 hours
trail typeThere And Back Again
blazeYellow (Bartram Trail), Lime Green (Pinnacle Knob Trail)
elevation gain1830 ft.
state Georgia 
park/forestWarwoman Dell Recreation Area
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
ranger districtChattooga River District
9975 Highway 441 S
Lakemont, GA 30552
706-754-6221
parking feeNone
trailhead coordinates 34.881565, -83.352413 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°52.89, W 83°21.14 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 34°52'54'', N 34°52'54'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Trailhead Directions
34.881565, -83.352413 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 34°52.89, W 83°21.14 most GPS units use this one
N 34°52'54'', N 34°52'54'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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The Bartram Trail leaves the Warwoman Dell Recreation Area midway between the two parking areas, so either is fine. This page begins at the larger second parking lot.
Parking Capacity
5-8 cars at the first lot, 10-15 at the second with parking along the road between the two available.
Notes
Use caution when crossing the road. Listen for cars coming around the corner.
At the time of hiking this trail, there were some downed trees just after the road crossing that are easy enough to get over but may prove a challenge for small children or those with mobility issues. If you go, comment below if these have been cleared please and thank you.
There are several small creek crossings and the area after Martin Creek Falls can be very muddy. Be careful along wet rocks.
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5 (1)
hikethesouth-1 week ago
Hidden Gem
This is an excellent hike if you're looking for something in the medium range with both waterfalls and views. Well worth the trip.
Medium | Hiked Fall 2018
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