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Sweetwater Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 24 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 23 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

moderate (7 miles)

The hike in Sweetwater Creek will be a 7 mile loop on their ‘white, blue, and red’-- (historical trail). This is a good close to town workout which includes passing by a small lake, waterfall and cascades on Sweetwater Creek. Lastly the trail passes a Civil War mill ruins on the historical trail, then back through more wooded area to the parking lot. If we have a hardy group there is an extra two-mile ‘yellow trail’ that can be added to the hike depending on the groups wishes. Those that wish can then enjoy an early dinner at an inexpensive restaurant nearby.

Required Items to Bring:
good walking shoes, water and trail food such as you like
Recommended Items to Bring:
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appropriate clothes layered for colder temperatures

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Atlanta, GA 11:30am – Sweetwater Creek State Park hiking trail parking lot Thornton Road park and ride lot is west of Atlanta off of I-20 outside of I-285 past Six Flags exit and located at exit number 44. When you get to the top of the exit, you must turn right and go about two blocks to the first traffic light, turn right onto N. Blairs Bridge Road travel to the top of that road and turn right and down into the parking lot. The park, if anyone insists on going there alone, is a left hand turn off of the exit over I-20 and about a ½ mile to the first light-Blairs Bridge Road (large car dealers mark the corner) where you will need to turn right. Follow this road a couple of miles to the Sweetwater Creek State Park sign (indicates left hand turn). Travel a couple more miles and into the park, over the Lake, and very briefly after passing the Lake look for a sign indicating hiking and other activities on road on the left hand side. The reason it will be better to meet at the park and ride lot is there is a per car fee to park in the State park parking area.


Are Dogs Permitted? yes (limit to 4 dogs who are able to hike seven miles! Please contact the event leader to let him know if you will be bringing a dog.

Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in terribly inclement weather, heavy rain or icy conditions (leader will email you or call in the case of a cancellation.)
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Cost Includes:3 dollars per car, State park daily use fee and dinner-about 10 dollars should you want to dine after hiking.

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