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Island Ford - Chattahoochee NRA
|Event Location:||Chattahoochee National Recreation Area , Island Ford|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Mar 17 2013 2:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 17 2013 4:15 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Mar 17 2013 6:55 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Mar 17 2013 1:15 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Gary Hubert|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Island Ford is one of the most scenic intown hikes. The trail offers views of the river, rock outcrops, streams, and a pond. We will maintain a moderate pace to keep the heart rate up, but stop at a few scenic points along the way. We'll begin our hike at the Park Headquarters parking lot then continue along the river where we will branch off to hike up onto the ridge, then over to the "new" trail section loop, then back to the river for a snack and a rest on the rocks before returning to our cars. Estimated distance for this hike is about 5-6 miles. Note: The park charges a $3 parking fee.
|How to Get There:|
From I-285 go north on GA 400 until exit 6 which is Northridge Drive. Take right and crossover GA 400. Right after crossing over 400 take a right a Dunwoody Place. Go through two lights and then take a right on Roberts Drive. Cross back over GA 400 and until you reach Island Ford unit of Chattahoochee NRA. Go all the way to the end of the road, meet in parking lot in front of Park Headquarters building. From Alpharetta on GA 400. Go south on GA 400 until exit 6 which is Northridge Drive. Stay in center lane on exit. Go straight crossing over Northridge Dr. You will now be on Dunwoody Place. Go through two lights, and then take a right on Roberts Drive. Cross back over GA 400 and until you reach Island Ford unit of Chattahoochee NRA. Go all the way to the end of the road, meet in parking lot in front of Park Headquarters building.
Parking fee of $3 required (or purchase an unlimited-visit annual pass that day for $25 at the headquarters building.). According to park regulations, dogs must be on 6 ft. leash at all times.
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$3.00 parking per car or annual parking pass
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