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Pounding the Palisades Pavement! Perfect for Beginners! Rottenwood Creek, Bob Callan Loop and Akers Mill East Trails
|Event Location:||3444 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta GA 30339 - Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - Paces Mill NW Atlanta|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Mar 19 2017 10:00 am >> Sun, Mar 19 2017 12:15 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Mar 12 2017 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Mar 19 2017 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Eric M|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Located just inside I-285 in NW Atlanta lies one of our favorite local hiking spots with a wonderful variety of scenic trails, "West Palisades" aka the "Paces Mill" portion of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
The Rottenwood Creek, Bob Callan and Akers Mill East trails connect for a nice 6.25 miles out and back. By beginning at Paces Mill, the Rottenwood Creek trail is flat, giving your body a chance to warm up. After the first mile, a series of steeper inclines unfold before you, steadily carrying you higher above the creek and out of the shade. The climb fizzles out into a gradual decline toward Akers Mill Drive. After 1.5 miles a trail sign notifies you of the transition to Bob Callan trail, under the Cumberland Parkway bridge. Continue on this paved path to the 2-mile point at Strayer University. From there you follow the Akers Mill East Trail to the entrance to Cochran Shoals. This is our midway point where we turn around and head back.
Please be prepared to arrive at 9:45am as we'll be setting off at 10:00am. We'll meet in the center of the parking lot, near the parking pass Kiosk. Parking is $3.00 unless you have your CRNRA Annual Parking Pass. You can purchase the Daily Pass or the Annual Pass at the kiosk.(https://www.nps.gov/chat/ planyourvisit/fees.htm)
|How to Get There:|
3444 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta GA 30339
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If proceeding Northbound on I-75 (from downtown Atlanta, Buckhead, etc.):
There will be restrooms located at the beginning, middle and end of the hike in case nature calls.
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