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Warwoman Dell / Pinnacle Knob-Rescheduled

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clayton, Georgia   Hike: Warwoman Dell / Pinnacle Knob-Rescheduled  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 25 2018  8:30 am >> Sun, Nov 25 2018 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Nov 18 2018 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 24 2018 7:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Nancy L
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We park at Warwoman Dell, 3 miles from Clayton on Warwoman Rd. Almost immediately upon leaving the trailhead (1884 ft), marked by a plaque to William Bartram, we come to the first of the two waterfalls on this hike, a two-level cascade on Becky Branch. For the next half hour we hike roughly parallel to Warwoman Rd, then swing north and soon pick up Martin Creek, a picture-book creek with grassy banks and pebbly riverbed as well as swirling rapids and a spectacular falls, viewed from a platform. Leaving the creek, we steadily ascend through open woods to somewhere close to Courthouse Gap and take a trail to Pinnacle Knob (3141 ft), which offers a splendid 180-degree view.  We’ll have lunch on top. At this point we retrace our steps to the cars, making it an 8.5-mile hike.

The photo, kindly supplied by Ofelia, shows Pinnacle Knob from Courthouse Gap.  Great thanks to Dorothea for originally showing this place to me and others, and to her event description.


Those who would like to share dinner together in Clayton, speak up, and we'll organize into appropriate cars.

Read more about this area and the hike here.

For your historical curiosity: The Bartram Trail is named after William Bartram, an American naturalist who traveled throughout the Southeast from 1773-1777. His skills in botany and drawing were beneficial in the documentation of native flora and fauna. Bartram was also interested in the culture of Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole Nations. His writings give a valuable look into the Native American culture during the American Revolution. William Bartram lived to the ripe old age of 84.



Required Items to Bring:

Wind/rain/winter jacket, fleece or warm layer, hat, gloves
hiking boots

2 bottles of water and lunch

Cash for the driver

Extra boots/shoes

Rain gear



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

Hiking poles
Bag for dirty boots, if you are driving in someone else's car
Change of clothes



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the park and ride take I-85 North to I-985 North. I-985 turns into GA 365/US 23/US 441. Continue to the Ingles in Clayton, GA, for a pit stop.  Once back in the cars, continue east onto Rickman Street. Follow Rickman Street for approximately 0.5 mile to its end at signed Warwoman Road. Turn 
right onto Warwoman Road and proceed approximately 2.3 miles to the Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. Turn right on a gravel road leading to the parking lot. The path begins at the far right 
end of the parking lot.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 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.


We will be contacting you if you have not recently done a D4 hike to determine whether this is a suitable hike for you.  

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