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Pine Log Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Rydal, Georgia   Hike: Pine Log Creek  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 11 2016  9:30 am >> Sun, Dec 11 2016 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 5 2016 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Dec 11 2016 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:4.7 Miles
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Moderate difficulty, but with a couple of challenging hills; moderate pace _ have reviewed prior postings and found both D2 and D3 stated for this hike.  Since I have not been there before I wasn't sure which to post.  In any case the pace will slow on the hills and we'll just take it easy.  Hope to complete hike in 2 1/2 hours although may go a bit over on time.
Our hike is comprised of two loops, east and west.  This 4.5 mile trail winds up and down through mixed hardwood and pine forests that make up these 240 acres of Green space.   
From the parking lot, we’ll start with a nice, mostly flat, approach trail.  From there, we’ll take the west loop up into the hills.  There will be hills!  Where the west and east loops intersect we’ll take the east loop.  From there, we’ll make a very short detour to the site of a former CCC quarry.  We’ll return to the east trail, pick up the west loop again, and make our way back to the parking lot.    
Although some of the terrain is rugged there is only one significant climb, with an elevation gain of about 420 feet.  Depending on the weather, hikers can view Pine Log Mountain - one of the highest elevations in Bartow County's Appalachian foothills - and the site of the Pine Log Cherokee Indian Village.
There are no restrooms.
No fee to park or use trails.

Required Items to Bring:

hiking shoes/boots


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Hiking sticks/poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:
The Pine Log Creek trail is located in Bartow county; West of Waleska and Canton; East of Adairsville; On GA Hwy 140, about halfway between I-75 (to the West) and I-575 (to the East).  Pine Log Creek trail is about 22 miles North of Red Top Mountain State Park.
Directions:  Take I-75 to Exit 293, US 411 north approximately 8 miles. Turn right onto GA 140 east toward Waleska. Continue approximately 3 miles to Pine Log Creek Trail System parking area on left. OR:  use lattitude/longitudes N 34.347973, W -84.665620

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