Fort Mountain State Park - Sat, Jun 13 2015

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Fort Mountain State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattsworth, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 13 2015  6:30 am >> Sat, Jun 13 2015 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, May 25 2015 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 11 2015 9:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Join us to explore the trails of Fort Mountain State Park. We will go on the 7.2 mile loop of the Gahuti Backcountry Trail, and the 1.1 mile loop of the Lake Loop Trail with access through the Big Rock Nature Trail (0.7 mile). Along the way we will see rocky bluffs, cascading creeks, views of the Cohutta Mountains, and a diversity of trees, ferns, and wildflowers. For additional views, we can explore the Cool Springs Overlook Trail (2.0 miles) before we head back home.

Pace: If you like to hike fast, we can split the group and Jasmine will lead the fast hiker group. Fast hikers can add a side trip on the Old Fort Loop and Stone Walls Trails for an additional 1.5 mile loop.

Dogs must be on leash at all times and not interfere with other hikers or dogs.

Note:  The trip leader may contact you to determine your fitness level. The trip leader reserves the right to remove anyone from the list who they feel cannot handle this trip.


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots, water, lunch, snacks, rain gear, cash for carpool

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

Camera (if you like to take pictures), hiking poles, sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Address:  181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705


If you are meeting at the event, you can use these directions:

Go North on I-75 to Exit 293 to Hwy 411 North to Chatsworth.

Park is located 8 miles east of Chatsworth on Highway 52.


Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):142Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.80 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.

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