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Afterwork Hike and Play at Sweetwater Creek State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: Afterwork Hike and Play at Sweetwater Creek State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jun 25 2015  5:30 pm >> Thu, Jun 25 2015 7:45 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 22 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 25 2015 4:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
John Stirman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



     Are you ready for an invigorating hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park?  We’ll hike around 5 miles and the trails will vary from the Yellow and (the newly blazed) Orange or perhaps the Red and White.  We’ll be hiking at a sustained moderate pace (around 21 minutes per miles average) so this is a great way to wind down your evening.  Much of the hikes will either be under tree cover or next to the creek so there is not a lot of exposed trekking.  Depending on our group, we can also opt for some tougher side trails that have steep elevation gain over a short distance.  Either way, these are fun hikes on some really beautiful trails.  After we are almost finished with the hiking, we'll stop and enjoy cooling off in the creek near the ruins before heading back to our cars!  What a great way to end the day!


*Please plan on arriving early enough to secure a park pass if you need one - we plan on hitting the trails promptly at 5:30 PM.


*We may briefly pause for 1 or 2 quick photos – but this is not really a photo op hike.


*This hike is not recommended for true beginners as it has some rock scrambling and a sustained moderate pace.


Required Items to Bring:

Although this is a short hike, it is very important to stay hydrated - bring along plenty of water!

Note: there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee (if you do not already have a Georgia State Park Parking Pass). No carpool for this event.

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Did I mention water?  It is hot and you need to stay hydrated!

You may also want to bring a pair of water shoes in your pack for our cooling reward at the end of the hike!  Of course, you can always leave you hiking shoes on the bank and go in barefoot!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.

Sweetwater Creek State Park
  1750 Mt. Vernon Road
  Lithia Springs
, GA 30122


***Please remember if you bring your dog, they are required by park rules to be on leash at all times.


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