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Coosa Backcountry Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 8 2015  6:30 am >> Sun, Mar 8 2015 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 24 2015 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 6 2015 6:00 am
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13.7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us for a pleasant day of hiking on the beautiful 13.7 mile Coosa Backcountry Trail starting at Vogel State Park.  Lots of hills, trees and views!

There will be a fast paced group and another will be going at a moderate pace.  This is a strenuous trail and only those in excellent physical condition should participate. There will be few breaks due to the time and distance.


Note:  The trip leader reserves the right to remove anyone from the list who they feel cannot handle this trip.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes/boots
Lots of Gatorade or water - you will want to stay hydrated!
Snacks/small lumch

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take GA 400/US 19 north to Dahlonega.  We will make a pit stop in Dahlonega at the McDonald's there.  It will be on your left on US 19.  Then take US 19 north to where it joins US 129 at Turners Corner. Continue north on US 19/129 for 11 miles to Vogel State Park.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):125Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $50.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

Parking fee ($4 or $5) - pay at park

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

No hiking on heavy rain/thunderstorms