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Sandy Creek Park - Athens

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Athens, GA   Hike: Sandy Creek Park - Athens  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 29 2018  9:00 am >> Sat, Sep 29 2018 1:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:35 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 5 2018 6:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 29 2018 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:11.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 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.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Sandy Creek Park - Athens-Clarke County - ball fields, a beach and lots of trails - we will circle Lake Chapman (about 7.5 miles), stop near our vehilces for a 15 min. lunch break and then continue another 4 miles to the Sandy Creek Nature Center.  (We will work out a shuttle back to our vehilces).

Not a super strenous hike but it will be long (almost 12 miles).  Hiking will be at a moderate pace, slow and easy on any hills (although there is minimal elevation).


Due to exploratory nature of the hike (I have never been to Sandy Creek Park before) please allow for slightly over/under on hiking time and mileage 

 There will be a carpool for this hike from Indian Trail Park and Ride (along I-85) - see below

Required Items to Bring:

Water/Liquids- LOTS


$2.00 per person entry fee at Sandy Creek Park plus additional cash for your car pool driver

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles


insect repellent

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions from Indian Trail Park and Ride

North on I-85 to exit 106 (Route 316 East toward Athens) and go about 40 miles (Route 316 changes names at some point to Route 29 - same road, just stay on it)

Follow signs for the Oconee Connector to GA-10 Loop North and left on Commerce Road (Route 441) - Right on Bob Holman Road to: 

Sandy Creek Park

400 Bob Holman Rd, Athens, GA 30607

 Best to put 400 BOB HOLMAN ROAD, ATHENS in your GPS!!!

Don't forget cash for park entry and for your carpool driver

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):112Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:35 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $44.80 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.

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

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