Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Sunday Morning @ Cochran Shoals & More

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cochran Shoals Unit Interstate North   Hike: Sunday Morning @ Cochran Shoals & More  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 8 2018  9:30 am >> Sun, Apr 8 2018 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 5 2018 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Apr 8 2018 9:20 am
Event Duration:Approx 2.5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill Wey
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Come join us at Cochran Shoals. The Cochran Shoals trails have a few moderate climbs in our route, but nothing too strenuous.

We will cover sections of Interstate North and Columns Drive at the Cochran Shoals unit of CRNRA.

We’ll meet and start from the Interstate North parking lot. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the starting time for getting a parking (not very easy on weekend), restroom, and introduction.

We’ll follow the river going north-east to Columns Drive entry, and then loop around to take the inland trail going south-west until we reach the junction before a bridge. From there, we’ll take the narrow Columns Drive Trail into the woods going north to its north end. We’ll take a short break before turning around going south to get back to the same junction, then back to our starting point.

Daily Parking fee is $5.00 CASH, or display your annual pass.

Restrooms are available at the parking lots of Interstate North and Columns Drive. Otherwise there are many trees and bushes along the way if you have to go.

If you need to purchase a day parking pass, you can do so at the parking lot.

Annual pass is a great way to motivate oneself to keep coming back and enjoy all of the National Recreation Area parks and national parks throughout the USA. It is more convenient and very cost effective.

<<< Sunday Lunch Feast >>>

There is an optional lunch feast right after our hike. We will enjoy delicious dishes together. We will discuss the location and details before we're done with hiking. Bring your cell phone for direction. It'll take about 15 min. to get there, and we'll be done with our lunch feast in about a little over an hour. Bring $15 cash.

Required Items to Bring:


Water (Water fountains are available at both parking lots)

Good hiking boots/shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


Cell phone for Lunch direction

Hiking poles


Rain gear just in case

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Address: 1956 Eugene Gunby Rd, Marietta, GA 30067

Use google map by its address.

From I-285 W, take exit 22 for New Northside Dr toward Northside Dr/Powers Ferry Rd. Turn right onto New Northside Dr. Continue onto Interstate N Pkwy for about 0.8 mile and the parking entry is on the right.

From I-285 E, take exit 22 for New Northside Dr toward Northside Dr/Powers Ferry Rd. Turn left onto New Northside Dr. Continue onto Interstate N Pkwy for about 0.8 mile and the parking entry is on the right.


1. This event may be cancelled and rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.

2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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