|Hike Name:||Whiskey Still Campsite|
|Nearby Town:||Pine Mountain|
|Directions:||From Atlanta, take I-85 TO I-185 (exit 21) then Exit 42 on to Highway 27 to Pine Mountain. Turn left on Highway 354 in Pine Mountain and go to GA 190. Turn right on 190 and follow signs to the visitors center.|
|Total Hike Distance:||1.60 miles|
|Hike Difficulty:||Easy to Moderate|
|Hike Type:||In and Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||GA 190|
|Trails Used:||Pine Mountain Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||Springs|
|Contact Information:||F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||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. Whiskey Still campsite is reached (quite easily) from a parking area off GA 190. The Pine Mountain Trail descends 0.8 miles to the campsite which is situated in a valley with a spring located nearby. The site has level campsites and a community firepit for social activities.