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Harbins Park, Gwinnett Co. (Rescheduled from May 5)
|Event Location:||Dacula, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 12 2018 9:00 am >> Sat, May 12 2018 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, May 4 2018 10:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, May 11 2018 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Harry F|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||13|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This will be at a "fitness" pace of 3+ mph, thus the D3 rating. We will stop to regroup and for the views. The trail is moderately hilly, so hiking poles may help.
Harbins Park, at 2,200 acres, is Gwinnett County's largest park, with nearly 30 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. The hiking trail includes some nice overlooks, rock outcrops and moderate hills (750' of climbing over 7 miles). The parking area includes restrooms, changing rooms and a water fountain.
We'll hike the "stacked" loop below, starting with 1/2 mile on a paved path, then clockwise on the 4.7 mile hiking trail with the addition of a 1.5 mile section on mtn bike trail. There's also an option to add the additional 1.5 mile mtn bike loop (on left side in map below).
We'll meet near the restrooms (see location in map link above).
A Trail map can be found here . Note that Luke Edwards Rd and the parking lot are at the top center of the map.
|How to Get There:|
FROM ATLANTA: (about 30 minutes/30 miles from I-85 & I-285 at Spaghetti Junction)
1) Take I-85 North about 12.5 miles and exit at GA-316, Exit #106 (bearing right here toward Lawrenceville and Athens) . - go 12.5 miles
2) Turn right on Harbins road. - Go 3.0 miles
3) Turn right on New Hope Road - Go 2.2 miles
4) Turn left on Luke Edwards Road - Go 0.9 miles
5) Turn right into the Harbins park entrance. We will meet in front of the bathrooms.
ADDRESS and LAT/LON COORDINATES of Harbins Park parking lot:
2995 Luke Edwards Rd, Dacula, GA 30019 33.91047 -83.85271
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