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Arkaquah and Wagon Train Trails

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Young Harris, Georgia   Hike: Arkaquah and Wagon Train Trails  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 27 2015  7:30 am >> Sun, Sep 27 2015 6:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Sep 17 2015 9:01 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 26 2015 8:00 pm
Event Duration:11 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13 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: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a fun but strenuous hike up the Arkaquah Trail to the top of Brasstown Bald and then back down the Wagon Train Trail finishing at Young Harris College.

This is a short shuttle hike, we will drop the cars at the Young Harris car park and shuttle to the start at Track Rock Gap trailhead. 

The first 1.7miles are a enjoyable strenuous climb, we will gain over 1300 feet, from there we will proceed along ridges with a couple of climbs along the way. We will be stopping occasionally for breaks and to soak in the great views provided along this trail. 

Once we reach the parking lot we will follow the paved trail to the top of Brasstown Bald, if the weather is great this will be an excellent place to eat lunch.

After a short break we will follow the Wagon Train Trail back down to Young Harris where we will deserve a much needed rest. 

This is a strenuous hike and you should be in good physical condition to be able to complete it. Your trip leader(s) may contact you to see if you are physically able to complete this event.

This is NOT a beginner hike.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Hiking boots
  • Cash for carpool
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Hiking poles
  • Camera
  • Gear appropriate for any weather
  • Bacon

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

To be provided at carpool.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 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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Cost Includes:

$3.00 per car to park.

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