Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek Winter - Tue, Dec 26 2017

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Cochran Shoals to Sope Creek Winter

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee River (CNRA) Cochran Shoals at Columns Dr. in NW metro Atlanta. 152 Columns Dr.
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 26 2017  9:00 am >> Tue, Dec 26 2017 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Dec 24 2017 11:03 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 26 2017 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.2 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Lets enjoy this beautiful Winter day with a great hike at a moderate pace from the river level of Cochran Shoals to the Sope Creek and back.

The hike will start at 9:00 am sharp by the bulletin board at the end of the Columns Drive parking lot.

We expect to finish before 11:30 am. We'll begin the hike near the Chattahoochee River and ascend North on a small trail towards Sope Creek, passing by a 19th century family graveyard with moderate climbs. When we reach Sibley pond, we will head East towards the old flour mill by Paper Mill Rd. to take a water break and eat our snacks. Then we will proceed by smaller trails in the Sope Creek area to  see the old paper mill that was burned by Union forces during the Civil War (a must see) across the creek, to continue Southwest back to Cochran Shoals.

Required Items to Bring:

If you drive, a $3 Cash for self-serve Parking Fee unless you display a valid annual National Parks parking pass.

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Water (at least 1 liter) and snack. Wear good hiking footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather (Temp. likely to be in the 40s F at hike time).

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