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Sunday Morning at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: ISLAND FORD - Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Sunday Morning at Island Ford   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 23 2018  8:00 am >> Sun, Sep 23 2018 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 18 2018 6:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 23 2018 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join me for a Sunday morning hike at Island Ford. 

We will cover approx. 6 miles in just under 2 1/2 hours. The pace will be moderate with a couple very short water breaks.   The Island Ford trails have a few moderate climbs, but nothing too strenuous.

We will meet and start the hike promptly at 8:00 a.m. (sorry, we cannot wait for latecomers) from the first parking lot (Lollipop parking lot).   We will begin our hike by doing the Lollipop Loop (almost three miles) and then head to the trail that runs along the river, a quick stop at Visitor's Center, then around the pond and then back to where the cars are parked.

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

Water is a must.

Bathrooms are available at the visitor's center but they usually don't open until 9:00

There is a $5.00 daily parking fee at Island Ford unless you have an annual pass.  If you need to purchase a day parking pass you can do so at the kiosk as you enter the visitor center parking lot.  Annual passes can be purchased  at the visitor center 

There have been vehicle break-ins - please leave all valuables at home


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes/Boots


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking pole(s) 

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 the parking lot is immediately on your left.    

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