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10K Hike (6.2 miles Hike - Not a Run) at Columns aka Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek Hike - Starting at Columns Drive

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Columns Drive Entrance: Cochran Shoals parking area on Columns Drive
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 30 2015  5:00 pm >> Wed, Sep 30 2015 7:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 11 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 30 2015 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Libby G
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


 This hike is NOT for beginners.

 PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS WELL to meet in the correct place.  Please arrive early as sometimes this location can get crowded.

We will be going at a moderately fast pace to finish the 6.2 miles in UNDER 2 hours.  The typical pace has us finishing between 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 again a rather quick pace.

We will meet at the satellite parking area on Columns Drive (off Johnson Ferry Road) at the north end of the Cochran Shoals unit.  There are restrooms available.  We will meet by the gate entrance to the gravel path just past the restrooms. 

Trail starts on the gravel fitness part then we will go into the woods, around a lake, up to the Sope Creek parking area, and return to complete the 6.2 mile hike. 





Required Items to Bring:

Water. Snack, as needed.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-285 to Riverside Drive - Exit 24.

Travel north for 2.4 miles to Johnson Ferry Road.

Turn left (north), crossing the Chattahoochee River past the CRNRA Johnson Ferry Unit.

Turn left (south) on Columns Drive at 1.0 mile.

The road winds through the Johnson Ferry Unit before reaching a parking area for Cochran Shoals at 2.6 miles.


$3 parking daily pass is needed, unless you have an annual Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area.

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