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Tuesday at Garland Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Waleska, Georgia   Hike: Tuesday at Garland Mountain   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Apr 30 2019  10:00 am >> Tue, Apr 30 2019 1:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:08 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 23 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 30 2019 9:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
Holt Ward
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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: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Because of a glitch in the registration process, we've run into the problem of having too many members added to the active list above the maximum limit of 16 (for an out-of-town hike).  Please be aware that we will be moving members above 16 registrants to the waiting list.  As we have withdrawals, people will then be added to the active list in the order of their registration times

The Garland Mountain Equestrian/Hiking Trails are just a little north of the city in Waleska, GA - - not too far from Rinehardt College. The parking area and trails are maintained by the Cherokee County Saddle Club, where both riders and hikers are welcome.  Because of the equestrian connection, all the trails are named for horse breeds:  Palomino, Sorrel, Dun, Pinto, Chestnut, Dapple Grey, and Roan. Excellent blazes and maps allow for ease of following the trails, so there's no chance of getting lost.

The trails are winding and rolling, but no long, steep climbs.  

After the hike, we'll get our lunches out of the cars and eat in the pavilion just off the parking lot.  Bring your own lunch and if you like, something to share!

Those wanting to carpool should plan to stay for lunch at the pavilion. 

Sorry, no dogs on this hike.  Dogs and horses don't mix well! 


Required Items to Bring:


Hiking shoes

Lunch (to be left in the car till after the hike) - plus something to share!


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

Hiking poles, if you like to use them

Trail snacks




How to Get There:
Event Directions:

 1411 Garland Mountain Trl, 30183 Waleska, GA

  • I-75 N toward I-575/GA-5/Chattanooga.
  • Take exit #268/I-575 N/GA-5 N/Canton onto Phillip M Landrum Memorial Hwy (I-575 N).                                                                               (Go for 16.6 miles)
  • Take exit #16/GA-5-BR N/GA-20 W/GA-140/Canton onto GA-140 W, GA-20 W, GA-5-BR W toward GA-5-BR N.                                       (Go for 1.2 miles)
  • Turn right onto Marietta Hwy (GA-140, GA-5-BR).     (Go for 1.5 miles)
  • Turn left onto Waleska Rd (GA-140).                          (Go for 10.6 miles)
  • Bear right onto Garland Mountain Trl.                         (Go for 1.1 miles)
  • Turn left onto Garland Mountain Way.                         (Go for 1.3 miles)
  • Trailhead parking will be on your left.


Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:08 pm
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $32.00 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.


Trail Map:

Bathroom available




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