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Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob on the Bartram Trail




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clayton, Georgia   Hike: Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob on the Bartram Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 9 2019  7:30 am >> Sat, Feb 9 2019 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 5 2019 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 8 2019 9:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Jeff
Ron Jacobs
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Please join us for Ron's second co-lead as a Potential Trip Leader!

This trail has it all!  2 Waterfalls, a babbling brook and a wonderful view from the top.

Join us as we hike the Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell to Pinnacle Knob.  This trail starts with a bang as we hit our first waterfall at about .25 miles in.  This is Becky Branch Falls.  We snap some pictures, enjoy the view and get back on the trail.  Martin Creek Falls is just 1.5 miles further, it’s a good one too!  At the 3.5 mile mark we will make a turn onto the Pinnacle trail and get to the top in less than a mile.  The view from the top is AWESOME!  We will stop here for lunch and enjoy the views.  After lunch we will retrace our steps back to the cars.  Expect a moderate pace (2.5 mph) on the way up and a more energetic pace (3 mph) as we descend.

This is an 8.5 mile hike with about 1800 feet of ascent.  We make a steady ascent starting at the 2 mile point, but it never gets especially steep. 

This is a solid D4 hike with significant elevation change and pace; if you have not recently done a D4 hike, this may not be the best hike for you.

We will be meeting at the Ingles in Clayton at 9:15am for a bathroom break before we make the 3 mile drive down Warwoman Rd. to the trailhead.  If you are not in the carpool, meet the group at Ingles at 9:15.  The address for Ingles is : 176 Hwy 441 N, Clayton, GA 305250.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch or snack
  • Rain gear
  • 2-3 liters water
  • Boots
  • Pants
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking poles
  • Clean clothes and shoes for the ride back
  • Camera
  • M & M's for your trip leaders

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the park and ride, take GA 400 North. Turn right onto GA 369 East towards Gainesville. In 20 miles turn left onto I-985 North. I-985 turns into GA 365/US 23/US 441. Continue to the Ingles Grocery Store in Clayton, GA, for a pit stop.  Once back in the cars, continue east onto Warwoman Road and proceed approximately 2.3 miles to the Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. (Be careful - - it's easy to miss the gravel road on your right to the parking lot.) Park in the FIRST parking lot! The trailhead begins at the far right end of the parking lot.

Or enter "Warwoman Dell Georgia" into Google maps and follow the directions.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $80.00 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.

Notes:

No bathroom facilities at the trailhead.


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