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10k Hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park   Hike: 10k Hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jul 28 2015  5:30 pm >> Tue, Jul 28 2015 7:45 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 26 2015 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 28 2015 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.25 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:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 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 6.25 miles (10k) and the trails will either be 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.  

*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, steep elevation changes and a sustained moderate pace.



Required Items to Bring:

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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Recommended Items to Bring:
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Did I mention water?  It is hot and you need to stay hydrated!


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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