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Fitness Hike - Cherokee Trail @ Stone Mountain & Summit ... FAST PACE!!!

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Stone Mountain Park   Hike: Fitness Hike - Cherokee Trail @ Stone Mountain & Summit ... FAST PACE!!!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 24 2015  6:00 pm >> Tue, Mar 24 2015 8:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 17 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Mar 24 2015 12:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:7.3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chad C
Nate Johnson
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


A great way to spend an evening hiking the Cherokee Trail and then climb to the summit of Stone Mountain. The pace is FAST!!! We will be going around and up and down the Mountain in 2 hours 30 minutes. If you are familiar with Stone Mountain and it's surrounding trails, this hike takes us around the base at a very quick clip and then we ascend to the top. It is NOT a scenic hike.

With the time change, we'll actually be on the trails!!!!

IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE A D4 WITH THE CLUB, I WILL BE CONTACTING YOU TO CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE WITH THIS TYPE OF HIKE.I do reserve the right to remove anyone from the hike who has NOT done a D4 or has the level of experience to complete the hike.

We will meet near the start of the walk- up trail behind the large parking lot beside Confederate Hall. The hike will start promptly at 6:00 pm so plan accordingly since Atlanta traffic can be erratic in the afternoon/evenings.

There is an $15 parking fee to enter the park; however, free public parking is available in Stone Mountain Village. See directions below.

We'll take a few minutes to enjoy the Spring air and then return to the parking lot.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable shoes with a good grip-the rock can be slippery.
1 liter of water, sports drink or beverage of choice.
Trail snacks.

* A Snickers bar for the leader (preferably frozen or at least refridgerated to ensure it makes it all the way through the hike and can be enjoyed at the top by the leader!)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Poncho or rain jacket in case of rain

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions: To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile. Confederate Hall will be on your left. The parking lot will be immediately after. Well meet behind Confederate Hall near the walk up trail.

Additional directions and maps can be found at:


I will email all event participants about the status of the hike in case there is a chance of severe weather.

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

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