King Creek Falls, Spoonauger Falls and more- The Chattooga River Trail
|Event Location:||Chattooga River - Burrell's Ford|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 4 2018 9:30 am >> Sat, Aug 4 2018 3:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jul 30 2018 6:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Aug 3 2018 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate (Exploratory)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Thanks to AOC hiker Steve T. for the photo of King Creek Falls
Chattooga Trail is located near Clayton, Georgia in the Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area - located near where three states intersect (GA, SC, NC). From what I understand and from my research there will be waterfalls (Spoonauger Falls and King Creek Falls and maybe more). From my research I discovered that many scenes in the movie Deliverance were filmed on the Chattooga River. The Chattooga is an out and back trail of about 25 miles in length - we will only be doing a portion of it out and back. Due to the exploratory nature the estimate of 12 miles in 5 hours may be slightly over/under on both time and distance.
Chattooga Trail - Just a very nice river in a peaceful valley - trail runs along the river at most points - elevation is minimal but any hills we come across will be hiked at a slow and easy pace. The flatter sections of the trail will be at a moderate pace (not super fast)
From Indian Trail Park and Ride the drive is just about two hours - we will need a few volunteer drivers - Hike will begin as close to 9:30 as possible (when all the carpool cars arrive).
|How to Get There:|
Or, you can use the following coordinates to input into one of the online mapping sources to determine your route. Burrells Ford parking area: N34 58.487, W083 06.957
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||240Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $96.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.|
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