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Sunday Afternoon Hike: Lake Allatoona Loop (shorter route)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Laurel Ridge/Cooper Branch Trailhead off Hwy 20 Spur
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 24 2015  2:30 pm >> Sun, May 24 2015 5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, May 20 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, May 24 2015 4:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will walk some distance on the Cooper Branch and Cooper Furnace trails and then take a back trail to the summit of Pine Mountain. After a brief stop to admire the view we will return to our cars via the East Loop of Cartersville's Pine Mountain Trail, and a connector trail that leads back to the Allatoona Lake area, for a total walking distance of about 5 miles and an ascent of about 800 ft.

This route passes  through a mixed pine and hardwood forest. It features a vast variety of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Wildlife is abundant here and we will walk past a pond inhabited by beaver and muskrat.

Required Items to Bring:

Water, good walking shoes.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Walking poles. Camera. 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta go to I-75 Exit 290, take a right onto GA 20 East then an immediate right onto Spur 20. Continue about 3.5 miles. We will meet at the SECOND trailhead on the right. If you reach the end of the road you went about a mile too far.


There will be no carpool, I will already be in the area leading a morning event.

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