Sunset Rock

Location: West Central Georgia
Trip Starts: Rocky Point Trailhead
Trip Ends: Rocky Point Trailhead
Total Distance: 11.4 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: Pine Mountain, Boottop Trails
Trail Traffic: Moderate to Heavy
Trip Type: Overnight Hike
More Information:

F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(706) 663-4858


The Pine Mountain Trail is a 23-mile footpath, which crosses and follows the Pine Mountain Ridge in west central Georgia. The trail is inside Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park, close to Calloway Gardens, and popular with people from all over the State. Much of the land once belonged to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose farm was located near the present site of WJSP-TV. Today, volunteers from the Pine Mountain Trail Association maintain the path which includes many points of interest and very few steep inclines. The trail was first developed in 1975 and now is used by over 50,000 hikers and backpackers each year.

Backcountry permits are required for all campsites and no more than fifteen people are allowed to use them at any given time. Sunset Rock is situated along a south-facing ridge between the Bethel Creek and Whiskey Still campsites and has winter views to the southwest. Campers often enjoy the view at dusk from a small outcropping near the trail. Dowdell Knob has more sweeping views, but Sunset Rock also looks to the west and has significantly more solitude and an overnight backcountry site (Whiskey Still) only a short distance away.

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