…I hiked Johns Mountain Loop and Keown Falls Trail

Saturday, March 30th was one of the first really nice weekend weather days of spring 2013, so I had to be outdoors!  I decided to drive up I-75 a few short miles – actually almost all the way to Tennessee – and brought along one of my favorite hiking partners, who shall be called Hulk.  Johns Mountain Loop and the Keown (“cow-an”) Falls Trail are both relatively short hikes, and it made sense to combine them into one hiking experience since they run into each other.

Total Length: 4.72 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Hulk and I parked down at the base of Johns Mountain at the Keown Falls Recreation Area.  From here we quickly hopped onto the Keown Falls Trail which follows the Falls much of the way.  The trail ascends up the mountain very quickly through a series of switchbacks, we passed a family that had two small children which I would not recommend bringing along.   Continue reading