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Silent Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Silent Hike at Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 2 2016  12:00 pm >> Sat, Jan 2 2016 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Dec 29 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 2 2016 11:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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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: 18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Island Ford is a great scenic hiking trail with parts along the Chattahoochee River. The first part of the hike will be in silent to listen to the birds and the water. You don't need to be quiet to make your laundry list or think about the wonderful year ahead. Just focus on your steps and your oneness with the rest of the group. It's OK to say hello to people who greets you.

We will meet at the Visitor’s Center which is located at the back of the park. Follow the road, passing two other parking lots on your left until the road dead ends to the Visitor’s Station all the way at the back of the park.  The Visitor’s Center will be open and restrooms will be available there. Prepare to come a few minutes early to pay the $3 parking fee or to purchase an annual pass at the Visitor’s Ceter for $25.

Dogs are welcome but must be on leash at all times in accordance with Chattahoochee NRA park rules.


 Thanks Tony C for the picture!


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes and Water

$3 for parking permit

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

 Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
- Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.


Trail Map -

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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

Cancelled due to rain and thunder predicted during the hike.