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Early Evening Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Visitor Center at Island Ford   Hike: Early Evening Hike at Island Ford    National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 6 2017  5:45 pm >> Wed, Sep 6 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 1 2017 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 6 2017 4:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 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: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


 We will cover 5-6 miles at a moderate pace by heading over to the river trail, adventure up a few of the back hills, hike on the lollipop trail and then loop back around.

Expect to keep a steady pace throughout the hike but we will stop and enjoy the views of the river and the woods.

Liquids are required to go on this hike. No liquids, no hike.

We will meet at the VISITOR CENTER parking lot which is at the end of Island Ford Parkway.

Definition of a D2 hike: Gentle to moderate elevation gain 400 to 1000 feet, moderate pace generally 4-6 miles.  

The hike will start promptly at 5:45 pm due to earlier sunsets. Fall is upon us.

Please bring a head lamp or flash light in case we get delayed on the trails.

Up to 2 dogs can come on the hike. Please register your dog when you RSVP. You must use a leash at all times in accordance with the Park rules. 

If you do not have an annual CRNRA parking pass, you will need to purchase the $3 daily pass at the pay station in the parking lot. 

Do not leave any valuables in your car including the trunk since vandalism has happened in the past.

Restrooms will not be available at start time

Required Items to Bring:


Hiking shoes

$3.00 cash or your annual parking pass

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

1906 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA

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.


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