Wednesday Evening Hike at Island Ford - Wed, Apr 11 2018

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Wednesday Evening Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Wednesday Evening Hike at Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Apr 11 2018  6:00 pm >> Wed, Apr 11 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 9 2018 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 11 2018 4:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill S
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for an evening hike at the Island Ford Recreation Area on the Chattahoochee in Sandy Springs. This is a beautiful park that has trails along the river and up across some hills in the neighboring woods.  

The pace on this hike will be moderate but not relaxed (about 2.5). We will be keeping a steady pace to try and cover between five and a half and six miles in the time allotted. We'll stop for little breaks as needed at the tops of hills, but generally keep moving and try to get a good workout.

We'll start at the Hewlitt Pond parking lot,  the MIDDLE parking lot. This lot is not the first lot on the left as you enter the park, nor is it the Visitor Center lot at the end of the road. It's the lot just before you come to the pond, on the left side of the road, about 0.6 miles from the entrance.  

Please arrive a couple of minutes early in case you need to purchase a daily parking pass (if you don't own an annual pass).


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes

Water - it is important to stay hydrated 


$3.00 cash or your Annual Pass 

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

Sunscreen - though a lot of the trail is shaded, it is still a good idea to be protected just in case, even in winter.

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.

Once you enter the main gate, drive down the road about .6 miles until you see the parking lot on the left, above road level.  There will be a pond on your right if you drive past the lot.


Trail Map -

Don't forget to bring $3 cash for a parking pass;  change is not available.


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

This event will be rain or shine, unless there is lightning or torrential downpour making hiking prohibitive or dangerous at this location.