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Pine Log Creek - In Search of the Frog

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Pine Log Creek near Rydal, GA   Hike: Pine Log Creek - In Search of the Frog  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jan 15 2019  9:30 am >> Tue, Jan 15 2019 12:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 10 2019 3:05 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jan 15 2019 7:30 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Holt Ward
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let’s hike Pine Log Creek and look for that elusive frog.  For those who have not been to Pine Log Creek near Rydal, GA you are in for a treat.  The trail has several climbs, a few creek crossings and beautiful views of the gorges formed by the aforementioned creeks.  Our hike will cover both the East and West loops and also visit the old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) rock quarry. This is the best time of the year Pine Log Creek when the leaves are down and you can really see (and appreciate) the terrain there.  We will hike approximately 4.5 miles and climb about 750 feet of gain before returning to our cars.

We will be carpooling from the Busbee Park and Ride off the I-75 Chastain Road exit at 9:30 am.  Or if you prefer, you can meet us at the Pine Log Creek trailhead at 10:15am. The hike itself will be approximately 2 hours and conclude around 12:30pm.  

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes or Boots



Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles if you use them

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Carpool Location Directions at BUSBEE DRIVE PARK & RIDE off I-75 near Kennesaw State University:

  • Take I-75 North to Exit #271  Chastain Road

  • Turn Right onto Chastain Road, and then take an immediate Right onto Busbee Drive at the next traffic light

  • The Busbee Park and Ride is just 0.3 miles down Busbee Drive and will be on your right.

  • GPS and USERS:    34.0293, -84.5712

  • Approximate Street Address is 3321 Busbee Drive NW, Kennesaw, GA, 30144

  • Here is a link to take you to the map of the Busbee carpool location.  Busbee Park and Ride


Directions to Pine Log Creek Trailhead

  • Take I-75 North to Exit # 293 US 411 North

  • At end of ramp, turn Right onto US 411 North

  • Take US 411 North for 7.6 miles to intersection with GA 140

  • Turn Right onto GA 140 and travel 3.2 miles

  • The driveway to the Pine Log Creek trailhead will be on your left. (As you get near the driveway, slow down as it is VERY easy to drive past it.  You should be able to see the small gravel parking lot about 100 yards off of the highway.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):68Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $27.20 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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